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Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten is a free program for children who do not have access to high-quality early learning experiences prior to kindergarten, and who are in need of additional preparation to be successful when they enter kindergarten the following year.  Students qualify through an application and screening process and are eligible based on financial, academic, and/or social-emotional needs. Transitional Kindergarten will focus on essential academics, social-emotional skills, and learning habits to empower children as they launch into their academic journey. 

When and where is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten is scheduled to begin in September of the 2023-2024 school year.  This district-wide program is located at Clark Elementary, Discovery Elementary, and Newcastle Elementary. The program will follow the same bell schedule and calendar breaks as ISD schools. District transportation will be provided.

Who is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten Eligibility:

  • Child does not have access to high-quality learning experiences prior to kindergarten.
  • Must be 4 years (and not yet 5 years old) old by August 31 of the school year.
  • Currently live within the boundaries of Issaquah School District. Boundary Map
  • Demonstrate financial, academic, and/or social-emotional needs.

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Application for Transitional Kindergarten 

Applying to the Transitional Kindergarten Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Heather Ross, Assistant to the Director of Elementary Specials Programs - 425-837-7120