Kindergarten Admissions Overview

CLICK HERE to download a visual flowchart of the application process for the kindergarten program. This flowchart describes the difference in process for children receiving general education services only and children receiving early intervention (special education) services.

General Education

All children must be 5 years old by August 31st for general education spots in the kindergarten program.

Please complete an interest application for your child to attend the EEU Kindergarten as a General Education student. This application adds your child to the interest list for the upcoming school year. Decisions are made in the Spring before the start of the school year in September. All children must be 5 years old by August 31st. Children are selected via a lottery and priority is given to children who have a sibling at the EEU and children of EEU staff.

Applications are accepted from December 1 through March 1 and are valid for one school year only. Please click the link below to submit an online application.  Paper copies are available at the EEU front desk.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. To apply for GENERAL EDUCATION Kindergarten please click here.

Special Education

All children needing special education services must apply through the Seattle Public Schools (SPS). The EEU contracts with SPS for a specific number of seats in each kindergarten classroom. SPS assigns children who have a current Individual Education Program (IEP) and who need specially designed instruction to the EEU Kindergarten via a citywide lottery process.

If you have a child who will be in kindergarten during the 2021-2022 year and would like to attend the EEU you will need to submit a School Choice Form through the Seattle Public School (SPS) Open Enrollment Process from February 1-12.  Visit the SPS website for details. This form allows you to be in the kindergarten lottery for the EEU.  You can use the submit button on the form or print and email it to: