Ann Arbor Young 5s & Kindergarten School Guide for 2020-2021

It’s time for Kindergarten & Young/5s Enrollment. We’ve got a list of Ann Arbor Kindergarten and Young 5 Programs plus Roundup Dates. Check out the information below on Ann Arbor area Elementary Schools.

Ann Arbor Kindergartens & Young 5s Information

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Kindergarten vs Young 5s

Kindergarten has changed since I was in school. There are more academic expectations and it is now a full-day program. Young 5s offers a transitional program for younger children who are not quite ready for Kindergarten.

The Young 5s program has become increasingly popular in recent years. When my 8th grade started school, there were only a couple of Young 5 programs in AAPS. Now every elementary school except Ann Arbor Open offers a Young 5s program.

For Ann Arbor Public Schools, students must be born between May 1 and December 1 to be eligible for the Young 5s Program. Most Young 5s programs are full day programs. There are limited Young 5 slots at each school. If you are interested in this program, plan to enroll at the Roundup.

School of Choice & In District Transfer

Many of the local school districts offer School of Choice. School of Choice allows students living outside the district to enroll.

In District Transfers are offered in several local districts including Ann Arbor, Lincoln, and Dexter.

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Enrollment at Ann Arbor Open is by lottery and only for those living in the Ann Arbor school district. In order to enter the lottery, a parent must attend a tour or open house. They do not offer a Young 5s program.

In-District Transfer allows district residents to attend an elementary school other than their zoned school. School of Choice allows non-district residents to attend Ann Arbor Public Schools.

There are typically several windows for In-District Transfer/School of Choice. At the close of each window, applicants are notified of their assignment. It is always best to apply in the early rounds as schools can reach capacity for transfers in certain grades.

The first In-District Transfer/School of Choice is January 14-February 9 for high schools. I did morning see a date for elementary transfers – but would not expect it before the roundups.

Other Public School Districts

  • Lincoln – School of Choice Window Open at time of publication
  • Dexter offers limited School of Choice. Most slots are at the high school level, but as of 2019-2020 they guarantee at least one slot in each grade. Their website still has 2019-2020 information.
  • Milan – 2019-2020 School of Choice is open through January 24. 2020-2021 information will probably be available after that.
  • Saline – 2020-2021 Information not yet available.
  • Whitmore Lake – 2020-2021 Information not yet available
  • Ypsilanti – 2019-2020 School of Choice Window still open through February 12.

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Young 5s & Kindergarten Roundups, Information Sessions, & Open Houses

Each school/district seems to use a different term – Roundup, Information Session, Open House – and may even offer more than one of these.

Even with the same name each school will run their event a little differently. Some will be parent only, some will include students. You will typically learn about the school, have a tour, and an opportunity to enroll. Each school will operate theirs a little different. I suggest contacting the school to see if your future kindergartener should attend.

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All Events

Date/Time Event
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02/24/2020
6:00pm
Bishop Spanish Immersion Information Night
at Bishop Elementary School, Ypsilanti Michigan
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02/25/2020
9:00am-10:00am
Early Childhood Tour
at Rudolf Steiner Lower School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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02/25/2020
6:00pm
Childs Young 5 & Kindergarten Information Night
at Childs Elementary School, Ypsilanti Michigan
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02/25/2020
6:00pm-8:00pm
Kindergarten & Young 5 Info Night & Building Tours
at Beacon Elementary School, Dexter Michigan
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02/25/2020
6:00pm-8:00pm
Kindergarten & Young 5 Info Night & Building Tours
at Anchor Elemntary, Dexter Michigan
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02/26/2020
6:00pm
Brick Kindergarten Information Night
at Brick Elementary School, Ypsilanti Michigan
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02/26/2020
6:00pm-7:00pm
Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup
at A2 Steam @ Northside, Ann Arbor Michigan
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02/27/2020
6:00pm-7:00pm
Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup
at Angell Elementary School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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02/27/2020
6:00pm-7:30pm
Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup
at Bach Elementary School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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02/27/2020
6:00pm-7:30pm
Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup
at Carpenter Elementry, Ann Arbor Michigan
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02/27/2020
6:00pm-7:30pm
Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup
at Lakewood Elementary School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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02/27/2020
6:00pm-7:00pm
Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup
at Lawton Elementary, Ann Arbor Michigan
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02/27/2020
6:00pm-7:30pm
Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup
at Pittsfield Elementary School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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02/29/2020
12:00pm-2:00pm
Preschool & Kindergarten Resource Fair
at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
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03/10/2020
9:00am-11:00am
PreK-8 Open House
at Rudolf Steiner Lower School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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03/24/2020
9:00am-10:00am
Early Childhood Tour
at Rudolf Steiner Lower School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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04/13/2020
9:00am-10:00am
Early Childhood Tour
at Rudolf Steiner Lower School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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04/16/2020
6:00pm-7:30pm
Saline Young 5's Kindergarten Registration/Information
at Saline Middle School, Saline Michigan
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04/30/2020
9:00am-11:00am
Early Childhood Open House
at Rudolf Steiner Lower School, Ann Arbor Michigan

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Ann Arbor Young 5s & Kindergarten Listings

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Ann Arbor Public Schools

Location:??Multiple Locations
School Type:??Public School District
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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Clonlara School

Location:??1289 Jewett, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Read more about?Clonlara School

Spiritus Sanctus

Location:??4101 East Joy Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Read more about?Spiritus Sanctus

Dexter Community Schools

Location:??Multiple Locations
School Type:??Public School District
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Read more about?Dexter Community Schools

Saline Area Schools

Location:??Multiple Locations
School Type:??Public School District
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Read more about?Saline Area Schools

Whitmore Lake Public Schools

Location:??Multiple Locations
School Type:??Public School District
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Lincoln Consolidated Schools

Location:??Multiple Locations
School Type:??Public School District
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Emerson School

Location:??5425 Scio Church Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Read more about?Emerson School

South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy

Location:??10550 Geddes Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
School Type:??Public Charter School
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Summers-Knoll School

Location:??
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Read more about?Summers-Knoll School

Central Academy

Location:??2459 S. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor 48104
School Type:??Public Charter School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Read more about?Central Academy

Fortis Academy

Location:??3875 Golfside Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
School Type:??Public Charter School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Read more about?Fortis Academy

Mutlicultural Academy

Location:??5550 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
School Type:??Public Charter School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Read more about?Mutlicultural Academy

Daycroft School

Location:??Elementary Campus (K-8): 1095 North Zeeb Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Young 5s at Primary Campus:
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Read more about?Daycroft School

Huron Valley Catholic School

Location:??1300 N. Prospect Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-3067
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Rudolph Steiner School of Ann Arbor

Location:??Lower School: 2775 Newport Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 High School: 2230 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Michigan Islamic Academy

Location:??2301 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Read more about?Michigan Islamic Academy

Chelsea School District

Location:??Multiple Locations
School Type:??Public School District
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Read more about?Chelsea School District

Hebrew Day School

Location:??2937 Birch Hollow Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
School Type:??
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5)

Read more about?Hebrew Day School

St Thomas the Apostle Catholic School

Location:??540 Elizabeth St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Honey Creek Community School

Location:??1735 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
School Type:??Public Charter School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

South Arbor Charter Academy

Location:??8200 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
School Type:??Public Charter School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

East Arbor Charter Academy

Location:??6885 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
School Type:??Public Charter School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Global Tech Academy

Location:??1715 Forest Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
School Type:??Public Charter School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten

Read more about?Global Tech Academy

Washtenaw Christian Academy

Location:??7200 Moon Rd, Saline, MI 48176
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

St Francis of Assisi School

Location:??2270 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Christian Montessori School of Ann Arbor

Location:??5225 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Young 5s, Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5)

St Paul Lutheran School

Location:??495 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
School Type:??Private School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

Read more about?St Paul Lutheran School

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Location:??Multiple Locations
School Type:??Public School District
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Ann Arbor Learning Community

Location:??4377 Textile Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
School Type:??Public Charter School
Age Groups:??Kindergarten, Elementary School (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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Ann Arbor K-12 Guide

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Ann Arbor School Guide

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