Early entrance to kindergarten for children who turn five after August 1 in the year of enrollment 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.