Early entrance to kindergarten for children who turn five after
August 1, may be a way to meet the needs of the exceptional child who is both
academically and developmentally mature when compared with other children of
the same age.
Ohio law requires districts to evaluate a child for early
entrance upon request of the parent/guardian. Early entrance to kindergarten is
considered a whole grade acceleration, and few children meet the requirements
for early entrance.
For current Bexley residents, applications for early
entrance may be submitted starting in January and by the end of March.
Families are encouraged to make child care arrangements in the event the child
is not admitted based on results of the evaluation process. Please contact the
principal of your child’s prospective building to start the process for
determining if early entrance is appropriate for your child.