Welcome to the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District!
Note: Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open. To register, visit our enrollment page. See below for details.
To enter kindergarten, your student must be five years old on or before August 31.
The kindergarten program in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District provides children a foundation for academic success and develops an enthusiasm for life-long learning. Student outcomes are standards-based and focus on the whole child: academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Before school begins, kindergarten teachers will meet with families to get to know the students, their families, and their stories. Additionally, teachers evaluate students in many areas to determine students' strengths. This helps teachers plan a program based on the needs of the children.
The developmentally appropriate learning environment provides substantial opportunities to learn through purposeful play that honors student choice and provides teacher-guided, interactive small-group, and large group experiences. The kindergarten school year is an important time to provide students with rich, relevant learning experiences that allow them to reach goals that are both challenging and achievable, regardless of their varied experiences and backgrounds upon entering kindergarten.
Kindergarten kickoff video
Watch this video for an overview of kindergarten in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District. You'll learn about the kindergarten registration process and forms, resources, transition events and kindergarten readiness.
To help welcome new kinders and their families, each of our elementary schools will host a Kindergarten Roundup. Prior to kinder screening, Roundup provides students/families an opportunity to physically tour school and meet important people as well as get pertinent information regarding registration.Here are this year's scheduled Kindergarten Roundup times:
- Bonney Lake Elementary: March 23, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Crestwood Elementary: March 16, 4:30-6 p.m.
- Donald Eismann Elementary: March 28, 3-5 p.m.
- Emerald Hills Elementary: March 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Liberty Ridge Elementary: March 15, 4-5 p.m.
- Sumner Early Learning Center: March 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Tehaleh Heights Elementary: March 22, 5-6 p.m.
- Victor Falls Elementary: March 23, 5-6 p.m.
Click here to watch each elementary schools' virtual kindergarten tour videos.
Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-24 school year begins Feb. 7. Our online enrollment process allows you to complete the process from anywhere at any time. View the top four things to know about kindergarten registration. Visit our enrollment page to begin.
NOTE: New requirements are in effect for students in preschool or kindergarten who are four years old or older on Sept. 1.
Washington state's school immunization law requires documentation of immunization at the time of school registration. A Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS), signed by the parent/guardian, must be on file at the school on or before the student's first day of school. Learn more about immunizations.
Early entrance to kindergarten
Although the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District does not encourage early entry for the vast majority of students, application for testing for early entrance is available at the parent's expense for students who turn 5 between September 1 and October 1. Learn more about Early Entrance.