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Kindergarten Registration


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Kindergarten registration will take place at the Berea Community Elementary School located at 2 Pirate Parkway in Berea


Kindergarten Registration for Berea Independent Schools is coming soon! If your child will be 5 years old before August 1, 2023, he or she is eligible to register for kindergarten. Please read the information below if you are enrolling your child in kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.


You will need several documents with you at the time of registration. For a printable list of those documents, please click HERE


For more information about Kindergarten registration please contact or 


Change in Kindergarten Entry Age and Addition of Early Admission:


Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students must turn five (5) on or before August 1 for admission to kindergarten. Previously, students were required to turn 5 on or before October 1 for admission. The change is reflected in KRS 158.030. 


In accordance with KRS 158.031(6), Berea Independent Schools has established criteria for early entrance to kindergarten. Students who turn 5 years old between August 2 and October 1 will be eligible to enroll provided that the student meets the established criteria. The deadline for application is May 1, 2022.


Criteria for Early Admission to BCS Kindergarten:

Child resides within the Berea Community School district or has been offered a potential enrollment as an out-of-district student

Child must turn 5 between August 2nd and October 1st of the admission year

Child must score at or above the 96th percentile on an intelligence test

Child must score at or above the 96th percentile on the Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills

Demonstration of gifted characteristics and social, emotional and physical maturity


For more information on early entrance into kindergarten, please contact the Exceptional Children's office at 859-986-3249 or email the Exceptional Children's Director at