Enrollment Process and Information
If you would like support in Spanish, please call 509-526-6787.
This enrollment page should be used for all Walla Walla Public School enrollments.
CLICK HERE FOR AN OVERVIEW OF THE 2022-2023 PROCESS (Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year will open on April 17, 2023.)
If you have a preschool aged child, including a 4 year old you would like considered for our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program, please complete our Early Learning Program Interest Form linked HERE.
Step 1: Find Your School
Determine your child’s home school(unless you are requesting to attend Walla Walla Online or one of our other districtwide programs such as Opportunity) by clicking on the button below to review the boundary map for the 2022-23 school year.
Step 2: Gather Required Documents
You will need to upload the following documents as part of the enrollment process:
- Proof of Age & Name: All children must be at least 5 years old by Aug. 31 of the current school year. (4 years old for Transitional Kindergarten.) Please upload a document verifying the age and name of the student. This may be a birth certificate, hospital certificate, adoption record, affidavit from a parent, passport, previously verified school records, or any other documents permitted by law that shows date of birth and name.
- Proof of Residence: You may provide a utility bill (water, electrical, garbage), rental/lease statement, income tax return, proof of home ownership (including a mortgage statement), or any official document showing both your name and address.
- Immunization Records: Immunizations must be current. Children that do not have the required immunizations prior to the first day of school will not be allowed to attend. Washington State law requires that each child attending school be adequately immunized according to a schedule determined by the Washington State Board of Health. New changes to the immunization policy will be effective August 1, 2020. Prior to school entry, you must present a medically verified immunization record. This requirement can be met by presenting a Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) printed from the Immunization Information System (IIS), by presenting a physical copy of the CIS form with a healthcare provider signature, or by presenting a physical copy of the CIS with accompanying medical immunization records from a healthcare provider verified and signed by school staff.
Step 3: Enroll Online
CLICK HERE FOR AN OVERVIEW OF THE 2022-2023 PROCESS
(Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year will open on April 17, 2023.)
Please select one of the options below for the steps to enroll your child. Families who have not had a child enrolled in WWPS before will use the New Family button. If you have children currently enrolled in Walla Walla Public Schools, use the Exisiting Family button. If you have a child(ren) returning to WWPS, use the Returning WWPS Families button.
If you would like your kindergarten child to participate in the district’s Two-Way Dual Language Program, housed at Edison and Green Park Elementary Schools, please complete the online general enrollment process and mark “dual programming.” Also, complete the kindergarten dual application found online.
Step 4: Getting Started
This page is designed to help you get started with the school district. Click here for more information.
Choice Transfer for Out of District Students
If you would like to attend Walla Walla Public Schools and reside in another district, you must first work with your home district to complete a Choice Transfer.
Choice Transfer requests within Walla Walla Public Schools are granted according to priorities outlined in School Board Policy No. 3130, which will be used to determine the placement of a student. School Board Policy manuals are available for public viewing at all Walla Walla Public Schools and the Administration Office. School Board policies are also online at http://www.wwps.org/district/information/school-board/policies.
Choice Transfer Release Requests for In-District Students
If you would like to seek release from Walla Walla Public Schools to attend another district, please contact the principal of the school that your child attends. If you have questions about this process please contact Susie Golden at 509-526-6715.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Choice Transfer Request Portal may be found at https://eds.ospi.k12.wa.us/choicetransferrequest
Questions about enrollment, open enrollment or Choice Transfer?
If you have questions during the online enrollment process, please contact your home school, or the district office:
District Office: 527-3000
Center for Children and Families: 527-3066
Berney Elementary: 527-3060
Edison Elementary: 527-3072
Green Park Elementary: 527-3077
Prospect Point Elementary: 527-3088
Sharpstein Elementary: 527-3098
Garrison Middle School: 527-3040
Pioneer Middle School: 527-3050
Lincoln High School: 527-3083
Walla Walla High School: 527-3020
Walla Walla Online/Opportunity: 526-2050
If you would like support in Spanish, please call 509-526-6787.
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Information
Eligible students must meet both the age, residency, and non-conflicting program pre-requisite requirements, and one or more of the qualifying criteria to be served by the program:
Pre-requisite (must meet all):
- Turn 4yrs-old by August 31 (cannot be 5yrs-old on August 31)
- Resides within the Walla Walla Public School boundary (out of district students may be able to open enroll on a space-available basis)
- Not otherwise identified for participation in the Head Start and/or ECEAP preschool programs
Qualifying Criteria (must meet at least one):
- Lack access (financial, availability, or other) to a licensed pre-school opportunity (opportunity gap)
- Qualify for Free/Reduced meals (income gap)
- Qualify for bilingual education (language gap)
- Exhibit lagging social and/or academic skills based on the WWPS administered screener (performance gap)
- Does not otherwise qualify but wishes to participate on a space-available, tuition-based admittance
Students entering kindergarten must be five-years-old on or before August 31. Prospective kindergartners should register at their attendance area elementary schools. District boundary maps detailing your attendance area are available on the district website, at all Walla Walla Public Schools, and the district office. Attendance area is based on street address.
Registration for the next year's kindergarten program takes place during the spring. More information will be published in school newsletters, the local newspaper, and on the district website. Contact your child's attendance area school for more information.
Note: Students must turn five no later than August 31st of the year in which they register for kindergarten. Younger students, who turn five between September 1 and September 31, may be tested for early entrance, but there is no guarantee of placement. For more information about Early Entrance testing, please contact the Teaching and Learning Department at the district office. 527-3000.