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Time for 2023-24 kindergarten registration

It’s already time to think about kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year. Each of the neighborhood schools has a slightly different process for enrollment:

American Academy – American Academy’s enrollment lottery will take place on Monday, December 5 for all three Douglas County campuses. To be included in the lottery, parents can sign up their children until 11:59 p.m. on December 4. There is one last prospective parent meeting, December 8th, via Zoom. Detailed enrollment and meeting information can be found at

Buffalo Ridge – Paperwork and information on enrollment is on the school’s website under the “Family Resources” tab. Paperwork (digital or hard copy) is currently being accepted. For more information, visit

DCS Montessori – For grades K-8, DCS Montessori participates in the district’s open enrollment program. Open enrollment will open again on January 23, 2023.   Detailed information can be found under “Apply” at the top of the school’s homepage,

Timber Trail – Timber Trail Elementary is currently accepting kindergarten  registration.  Registration information and documents are available at

Students must be five years old by October 1, 2023 to enroll for kindergarten.

By Celeste McNeil



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