The Issaquah School District offers a number of programs for elementary aged students. Please find the programs listed below to learn more. Contacts for any questions you may have are within the program descriptions.
The Dual Language Immersion Program is open to all ISD families with priority enrollment provided to siblings of current students and those living within the Issaquah Valley Elementary attendance area. Students must live in the district boundary to be eligible for the lottery and class placement.
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The Issaquah School District is willing to work with families if they believe their child is ready for school early. To be considered for early entrance into kindergarten, a child must be five (5) years of age on or before November 30 of the year of entry. In addition, an assessment report indicating the child has met all the requirements stated on the Early Entrance webpage must be received by the District office no later than the annual deadline. For more information, please visit our Early Entrance website.
Linking early learning and elementary learning can help children and families experience smooth transitions and continuity of practice from early learning into the kindergarten year. The Issaquah School District is committed to actively growing our partnerships with community preschools and in-home care providers to support this collaborative vision. Opportunities for involvement and professional development, as well as resources, will be posted to our Early Learning webpage.
The Issaquah School District offers full day kindergarten at no cost to all students. If you have a kindergarten to register for the 2023-2024 school year, please visit the ISD New Student Enrollment website. Students who are turning 5 years old by August 31, 2023, are eligible for enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year.
Please visit the ISD New Student Enrollment website to begin enrollment. Once the online portion is complete, you will be required to visit your neighborhood school to pick up additional forms that must be completed in order to finish the enrollment process. If you cannot access the online application, please call or visit your neighborhood school for assistance.
Please Note: Students in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program, SLP Program, and those previously evaluated by Special Services (ex. Childfind) must still complete the online kindergarten enrollment process to register for kindergarten. Please start the process as though you are a new student to the Issaquah School District.
School offices are open from 8:30 – 4:30 pm to assist you. Please note for your convenience, arrival and dismissal times are very high traffic times for the school office. Picking up or submitting required documents at this time may result in longer wait times.
This optional program for fourth and fifth grade students in the Issaquah School District is located at Briarwood, Cascade Ridge and Clark Elementary Schools. Enrollment is determined by lottery during the spring of the third grade year. Students transfer to the new school site and make new friends. Standard, district adopted curriculum is used including specialists for P.E., music, library. The program is focused on community, collaboration, creativity and personal connections to real world applications. Visit our Science Technology Magnet Program webpage for more information.
The Issaquah School District is offering free in-person K-5 Summer School program to invited student based on need. Therefore, Elementary Summer School will be by invitation only and those Invitations have been sent to students who have met the selection criteria. Click here to learn more.
Transition to Kindergarten (TK) (formerly Transitional Kindergarten) is a kindergarten program for children who do not have access to high-quality early learning experiences prior to kindergarten and have been deemed by a school district, through a screening process and/or other instrument(s),to be in need of additional preparation to be successful in kindergarten the following year. See more details about Transition to Kindergarten on our TK webpage.