10 N. Main Street, Akron, OH 44308

Welcome to APS Kindergarten! 

APS kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is now open. Our free, all-day kindergarten classes provide a nurturing, welcoming and high-quality learning environment at 31 elementary schools throughout the city.

This site includes enrollment requirements and other resources to help you learn more about APS and what to expect for kindergarten. Click on the sections below to learn more.

Complete your child’s enrollment by clicking the “Enroll now!” button below. If you need help or have questions, call the APS Engagement Center at 330.761.2810.


Enrollment resources

Kindergarten enrollment guide

APS uses an online platform called PowerSchool for kindergarten enrollment. Our online enrollment guide provides step-by-step instructions on what to do and documents you need to enroll. 

Immunization requirements

You must provide an updated list of your child’s immunizations when completing enrollment information. Click here for the Ohio Department of Health Immunization Summary for School Attendance for 2023. 

Find my school

Don’t know your child’s home school? Use our handy "Find my school" tool to see which neighborhood school your child will attend. Still unsure? Call the Engagement Center at 330.761.2810 for help.

Why choose APS?

Kindergarten is an important milestone in your child’s life and we're dedicated to helping your child reach their highest potential. By choosing APS kindergarten, you can feel confident you are providing your child with a high quality education in a nurturing environment. 

Students attending APS receive: 

A free Chromebook
Free breakfast and lunch
Essential experiences both inside the classroom and out in the community
Updated facilities and state-of-the-art technology
High-quality teaching with small class sizes
Nurturing learning environments
Weekly art, music and physical education classes
Access to onsite mental health services and school-health services 
Free summer camp programs

Get ready for kindergarten

Starting kindergarten is exciting for you and your child. But there are so many details and things to know. Click on the dropdown list below to learn more about APS and some of our programs. 

School supply list

Wondering what supplies your child will need? See some sample supply lists here. Supply lists vary and final lists will be shared by your child's teacher. 

Start times/end times

View school start and stop times here. Please note that times do vary by school. 


Transportation is limited to those who meet specific eligibility requirements. To learn more about busing and van transportation services and services and eligibility requirements for your child, click here.

Free breakfast and lunch

Our breakfast and lunch menus change regularly. To see what’s on the menu this month for APS elementary students, click here

Family & community resources

APS is committed to serving your student and your family. Click here to learn more about APS and community resources for your child and family. 

School-based health centers

We are committed to your student's health and well-being. Click here to learn more about the private and confidential healthcare services provided by our school-based health centers. 

Contact my school

To get in touch with your neighborhood school, click here.

Upcoming dates

1 March
Planning for the 2023-24 school year

Kindergarten enrollment begins

30 March
Planning for the 2023-24 school year

District-wide kindergarten open house

24 August

Kindergarten orientation

25 August

Kindergarten orientation

28 August
Planning for the 2023-24 school year

First full day of school for kindergartners