Pre-Kindergarten Program

Boise Pre-K ProgramPre-K Interest Application   (Download, then complete) 

Is your child ready for Pre-K?

• Child must have reached age 3 in order to take the screening assessment.    
• 90% attendance is required.
• Child must have reached age 3 by September 1 of the school year.        
• Child needs to be independent in the bathroom.        
• Parents must participate/help at school an average of 2 hours per week. 
• Transportation to and from school is the family’s responsibility.

Boise School District offers Pre-Kindergarten programs at:

 Hawthorne Elementary          2401 W. Targee St., Boise ID 83705   208-854-5000
 Whitney Elementary  1609 S. Owyhee St. Boise, ID 83705   208-854-6580
 Garfield Elementary  1914 S. Broadway Ave. Boise, ID 83706       208-854-4950
Horizon Elementary    730 N. Mitchell St., Boise, ID 83704 208-854-5170

Age: 3-5

What they will learn:  Engage in fun and educational activities which include singing, listening to stories, creating art, making friends, learning math and literacy skills, and having a great time. Children learn valuable skills to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.

Times: We offer morning or afternoon classes, and children attend five days a week.

Cost: There is no cost to families.

What to do if you are interested:  Stop by the school office at Hawthorne, Garfield, Whitney or Horizon and complete an interest form, you can also fill out the  Pre-K Interest Form  and bring it into the school you are interested in attending.  We have periodic screening days during the year. The teacher will contact you to schedule a time to bring your child for a brief, fun assessment. Students will be selected according to pre-academic need. Our classes fill quickly, so some students may be placed on a waiting list until there is space available in class.

We look forward to meeting you and your child!

Links to Boise Pre-K Stories:
Boise Pre-K Project Shows Student Success
Parents Rave About Boise's Pre-K Program
Boise's Pre-K Program Drawing State Attention
New Boise Pre-K Puts Young Minds In Gear To Learn