Full Day Kindergarten Program

Photo of kindergarten student
Free, Full-Day Kindergarten District-Wide Beginning in 2022-2023 School Year 

Citing multiple benefits to students, teachers and parents, Boise School District Trustees unanimously approved free, full-day kindergarten for all Boise School District elementary schools beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. The approval came during the Board’s monthly meeting held on January 10, 2022. Currently, Boise Schools offer tuition-based full-day kindergarten at only 20 of the District’s 32 elementary schools.
Why full day kindergarten?
Watch this video

All children enrolling in kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1st of the school year in which the child enrolls.

Interested in attending?  Here's what you need to know.
See the following link for information on how to enroll your child.  You'll find links to the application as well as information on Open Enrollment.
(You will need to complete an Open Enrollment application if you want to attend a school other than your neighborhood school).
How do I enroll?

 Online Registration
Open Enrollment

Full Day Kindergarten paid through MySchoolBucks 21-22 school year
Annual Tuition for full day kindergarten in the Boise School District is $2,500 to be paid in nine equal installments of $250.00 per month from September-May.  You can find a copy of your invoice on MySchoolBucks.com or with the MySchoolBucks mobile app.
Click here to see how to set up your account.
Click here for instructions on how to set up Automatic Payments.

Please note: Per Idaho Code, the State of Idaho only funds for 2.5 hours of kindergarten instruction per day.  In order to provide all day kindergarten, school districts in Idaho must find another funding source to provide full day kindergarten.

Do I qualify for Free or Reduced Tuition?
Complete this Sliding Scale Application for Full Day Kindergarten and turn it in at your child's school.
Income Guidelines
Qualifying for the sliding scale is based on federal poverty guidelines.

Can I claim a Federal Child Care Credit? 

If you need assistance with your MySchoolBucks account, you can find helpful how-to videos and answers to commonly asked questions by visiting myschoolbucks.com
You can log into your MySchoolBucks account to start a chat conversation or give them a call at (855) 832-5226.
If you need help with your invoice (splitting it between parents, etc.) call Shawna Smith with the Boise School District (208) 854-4094 or email [email protected]

Frequently Used School Links:

School Calendar 2021-2022
School Supply List
School Start and Release Times
Kindergarten Curriculum guide

Breakfast and Lunch is FREE for the 21-22 school year
Elementary School Menu