Welcome to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten in the North Hills School District is a full day program. Students attend one of four district elementary schools.

The kindergarten registration process begins online. Students must be five years old prior to August 1 to enter kindergarten that school year.

2021-22 Kindergarten Orientations


Kindergarten orientation for parents/guardians only will take place in all four elementary schools on Monday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m.

This orientation will last approximately 90 minutes and include:

  • Overview of the kindergarten curriculum
  • School and classroom procedures
  • Introduction of your child’s principal, teachers and other staff

Parents will also receive their child’s:

  • Classroom and teacher assignment
  • District-issued district iPad
  • Computer network, Google account and student information system (PowerSchool) logins


Kindergarten orientations for parents/guardians and students will be held over the first two days of the school year on Wednesday, Aug. 25, and Thursday, Aug. 26, as follows:

Aug. 25

  • 9:45-11:45 a.m. - Students with last names A-D
  • 12:45-2:45 p.m. - Students with last names E-K
Aug. 26
  • 9:45-11:45 a.m. - Students with last names L-Q
  • 12:45-2:45 p.m. - Students with last names R-Z

Kindergarten students will not attend a full day of school on Aug. 25 or Aug. 26 and should not ride the bus or get dropped off at school.

If you have an unavoidable conflict and cannot attend on your scheduled day and time, please contact your child’s school directly.

Up to two parents/guardians may attend with their child. Please no siblings.

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.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no readiness assessments for the incoming 2021-22 kindergarten class.

Hi5! Kindergarten, Here I Come logo

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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