Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year opens Monday, February 12, 2024. Students must be at least five years old by August 1, 2024 to start kindergarten in August 2024. If your child turns five years old after August 1, 2024 and on or before October 1, 2024, you may submit an appeal for your child to be considered for kindergarten enrollment. Please see your home-assigned elementary school principal for more information regarding assessment for early admission. We are unable to accommodate students with a birthdate after October 1, 2024 for Early Kindergarten enrollment. Please click here to continue to the New Student Enrollment process.

Thank you for your interest in Washington Township Schools. We are an open enrollment district and look forward to welcoming your family into our learning community. Our district is committed to providing a high-quality education for every child, regardless of where they live. Our families have the choice to enroll at their home-assigned/zoned school.


Your student is new to MSDWT



You do not reside within MSDWT attendance boundaries and want to apply for your student to attend one of our schools.

For questions related to nonresident enrollment, please contact the following:

In-District Limited Choice

If your family currently resides within the district boundaries, but you are interested in your student attending an elementary or middle school whose boundaries your residence does not reside in, you may submit an In-District Limited Choice application.

For more information about the application process, please contact the following:

Application Window

Oct 16 - Dec 1

Application Window

Aug 16–Oct 15
Jan 16-31, 2024

Schedule A Tour

The best way to get a feel for the culture of our schools is to take time for a personal visit. Please call the school directly to schedule a tour. Not sure which school zone applies to your home? Use our “Find My School” tool and simply enter your home address.

New Students: Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1 Locate School
Use our "Find My School" locator tool to find and verify your school. You will enter your home address in the top left search box and it will return the elementary and middle school information. Note: If no home-school information is returned when entering the address, then the family’s residence is considered Out-of-District, and families interested in attending MSDWT should apply for Nonresident status.
Step 2 Gather Documentation

Having all your documentation prepared in advance of registration will keep the process moving quickly. If you have a change of address, please notify your school. The following documents are needed to successfully complete the enrollment process:

NOTE: The Indiana Department of Health updates the School Immunization Requirements yearly. Currently posted is the 2023-24 school year requirements. Please be on the lookout for new requirements for the 2024-2025 school year by checking the IDH periodically throughout the year.

A document from each section below will be required to complete enrollment:

Section A

  • Current Mortgage Payment Book/Statement
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Statement
  • Current Property Tax Statement
  • Warranty Deed
  • Lease Agreement/Contract

Section B

  • Current Utility Bill
  • Current Paycheck Stub with Name and Address
  • Government Document
  • Current Bank Statement
  • Current Bill
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s license or State ID card with Current Address

NOTE: Shared residency families may be required to provide additional documentation.

Step 3A Begin Online Registration

Enrollment Option 1: Online (Skyward) Enrollment

NOTE: If you are not a resident of MSDWT according to our attendance boundaries map, the online enrollment procedures will be denied until your student has been approved as a Nonresident student.

Step 3B Begin In-Person Registration

Enrollment Option 2: In-Person

  • Download, complete, and print the enrollment forms (below).
  • Schedule an Appointment – Email or call enrollment assistant at enrolling school.
  • See the building contact information for each school’s enrollment assistant at the bottom of this page.
  • Follow procedures established in the front office vestibules at each school.
  • Students must be at least five years old by August 1, 2024 to start kindergarten in August 2024.
  • Students must be at least five years old by August 1, 2025 to start kindergarten in August 2025.

Enrollment Forms

Nonresident Students: Step-By-Step Instructions

  • Nonresident approval is for one school year
  • All nonresident families MUST reapply each year
  • If applying midyear (2nd semester), the application will be reviewed for the current semester and the following school year
  • On-time application determinations will be sent via email
  • Transportation is NOT provided for nonresident students.
  • No nonresident student shall be accepted for enrollment for athletic reasons.


Nonresident families living outside of the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township boundaries may apply for Nonresident Status each school year by submitting a Nonresident Application and required Attendance/Discipline form.

  •  This form must be downloaded and filled out according to the form’s instructions before applying.
  • Once the form is filled out and signed, you can save the Attendance/Discipline form offline and upload it to the application. This step cannot be completed by using a Chromebook. Adobe is not preloaded onto these devices. Please use a laptop or phone that is compatible with Adobe for this step.
  • When completing the application, it is IMPERATIVE that we have a valid email (preferred contact method) so that we may contact you regarding the determination of your application.
  • If you have a hotmail account, please know that you may not be notified as there have been problems with this platform and our outgoing emails.


General Information

The Indiana State Legislature passed legislation altering Indiana Code 20-26-11-32, affecting the process public school districts must follow should a district accept nonresident students.

Below are some requirements of the law:

  • Districts must determine annually, the capacity to accept out of district transfer students.
  • Districts must publish the date applications for nonresident enrollment are accepted and the deadline by which applications must be submitted.
  • Districts must give priority to children of nonresident employees, siblings of nonresident children of employees, current nonresident students, and siblings of nonresident students.
  • Should applications exceed the capacity determined by the administration, students are to be selected randomly for acceptance.
  • Nonresident applications may be denied if the student was, in the twelve (12) months preceding the application:
    1. Suspended or expelled for ten (10) or more school days;
    2. Expelled for firearms, destructive devices, or weapons;
    3. Suspended or expelled for causing physical injury to a student (including fighting), school employee, or a visitor to the school;
    4. Suspended or expelled for a violation of the home school or previous school’s drug or alcohol rules; or
    5. Has a history of absences or occurrences of tardiness to school; including instances of early dismissal or untimely pick-up after the end of the school day.

The parent of the student making the request is responsible for informing the MSDWT of any of the infractions cited in items
one (1) through five (5) above.  A document addressing this information must be included with the application in order for the application to be considered. Parents/Guardians may be required to sign a document affirmatively stating that the student has not been subject to these types of discipline. The nonresident student may be removed from enrollment in the MSDWT if the information provided is found to be inaccurate.

  • Nonresident families will have the opportunity to apply for nonresident enrollment provided the student meets the minimum criteria of enrollment and there is capacity to accept the student(s).
  • Transportation of nonresident students is the responsibility of the parent/guardian unless otherwise mandated by state or federal law.
  • Nonresident status is good for one year as long as the student remains in good standing.
  • Nonresident applicants must supply complete official attendance records from all schools attended in the twelve (12) months preceding application. Parents/Guardians may be required to provide additional official attendance documentation for dates between the application date and the start of the nonresident enrollment.
  • The decision/policy to accept new nonresident students will be reviewed annually based on capacity and costs to the district.

The MSDWT Board of Education revised district Policy 5111 to reflect the new legislative requirements.

The District will determine the capacity to accept nonresident students annually per Indiana Department of Education guidance. The capacity to accept nonresident students will be determined by grade level (the district may consider building level capacity when determining grade level capacity). Students accepted as nonresident students will not be automatically approved annually. Nonresident requests will be reviewed each school year, with no transfers automatically carried over to subsequent school years.

Applications must contain verification of the student’s attendance and discipline records as represented by the parent/guardian on the application. The verification must contain records from the student’s previous school of enrollment for the twelve (12) months preceding application. Applications not containing verification may be denied upon receipt.

Applications received after the published deadline may be automatically denied.

Incomplete applications may be denied upon receipt.

In-District Limited Choice 2024-2025

Families living within the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township boundaries may submit an application for their child(ren) to attend a school, other than their home-assigned school. Please check the MSDWT Attendance Boundaries Interactive Map link  to confirm your student’s assigned/home school. 

If you are a MSDWT resident, the search will display results for the home-assigned elementary and middle schools.


If you applied and were approved for In-District Limited Choice status for the 2023-24 school year or prior, there is no need for you to reapply until your student(s) is/are promoted from elementary to middle school.

In-District Limited Choice (IDLC) Details

  • All families desiring IDLC  to any of the District elementary or middle schools must apply (first-time) or if applicable, reapply if student is entering middle school from the elementary level;
  • IDLC online applications will be available August 16 and are due  October 15 annually.
  • Staff members applying for IDLC  for their children to attend the school of their employment will receive priority;
  • If IDLC applications exceed the school’s capacity, approved requests will be determined by a random selection;
  • IDLC applications randomly selected are not automatically approved. Approval is subject to District Policy, Guidelines, and procedures;
  • Applications will be accepted only through the online format provided below; and
  • Parents must submit a separate IDLC application for each student.