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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten in the North Hills School District is a full day program. Students attend one of four district elementary schools. Students must be five years old prior to August 1 to enter kindergarten that school year.


Kindergarten registration opens each February 1 and the process begins online.

2024-25 Kindergarten Forum

Our Kindergarten Forum for incoming students in the 2024-25 school year was held on January 18. Click below to view the presentation slides.

Held each January, the Kindergarten Forum includes a panel of kindergarten teachers, specialists, and administrators who discuss kindergarten readiness, the readiness assessment, curriculum, and a typical kindergarten day in the North Hills School District. The presentation also includes a question and answer session.

Is your child ready for kindergarten?

All incoming kindergartners take a BRIGANCE readiness assessment. The assessment looks at each child’s physical, language, cognitive and social-emotional development as well as self-help skills and determines the child’s school readiness. Results will be shared with the child’s parents before the start of the school year.

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North Hills is one of 43 school districts in Allegheny County partnering with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and the United Way of Allegheny County’s Hi5! Kindergarten Here I Come early registration campaign.

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