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When can my child start kindergarten?

If you're wondering when your child can start kindergarten, you're not alone! Every state has its own age requirements for starting kindergarten, and they vary.

National Heritage Academies (NHA) operates schools with kindergarten programs across nine states. Use the state-specific information below as a kindergarten calculator to help determine when your child can start kindergarten at an NHA school.

Colorado

2023-24 school year

5 years old and born on or before 10/1/2018


2024-25 school year

5 years old and born on or before 10/1/2019
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Georgia

2023-24 school year

5 years old and born on or before 9/1/2018


2024-25 school year

5 years old and born on or before 9/1/2019
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Indiana

2023-24 school year

5 years old and born on or before 8/1/2018


2024-25 school year

5 years old and born on or before 8/1/2019
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Louisiana

2023-24 school year

5 years old and born on or before 9/30/2018


2024-25 school year

5 years old and born on or before 9/30/2019
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Michigan

2023-24 school year

5 years old and born on or before 9/1/2018*


2024-25 school year

5 years old and born on or before 9/1/2019*

*If your child is 5 before 12/1, your child can enroll in kindergarten. Some schools in Michigan offer a young 5 kindergarten program (same age requirements).
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New York

2023-24 school year

5 years old and born on or before 12/31/2018


2024-25 school year

5 years old and born on or before 12/31/2019
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North Carolina

2023-24 school year

5 years old and born on or before 8/31/2018


2024-25 school year

5 years old and born on or before 8/31/2019
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Ohio

2023-24 school year

5 years old and born on or before 9/30/2018


2024-25 school year

5 years old on and born or before 9/30/2019

Pinnacle Academy in Ohio requires students to be 5 by 8/1.
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Wisconsin

2023-24 school year

5 years old and born on or before 9/1/2018*


2024-25 school year

5 years old and born on or before 9/1/2019*

*Schools in Wisconsin offer 4K. Students must be 4 years old by the cutoff date to enroll.
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Interest Form

Do you have a child ready to start kindergarten, young 5's, or 4K within the next few years, or do you have a question about kindergarten? Fill out the interest form below and we'll be in touch soon!
 
Use our kindergarten readiness checklist to determine if your child is ready to start school.

Get Ready For Kindergarten

Getting ready to start school is a big step on your child's learning journey. It's a time filled with excitement, and maybe a little nervousness, for both parents and kids. Here at National Heritage Academies, we know how important this transition is, and we're here to help you get ready. Check out our Kindergarten readiness page for useful tips, resources, and information to make sure your child has a great start to Kindergarten.
Learn More About Kindergarten Readiness

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