• Early Childhood  


    • HISD is currently accepting Pre-K applications for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. Follow the steps below to start your application.
    • The Phase 1 application window is open from September 10-March 10, 2022 for qualifying and Tuition 4-year-olds to be considered in the first round of lotteries.
    • To learn more information about the application timeline, click HERE.


    Here are the steps to start the application:

    • Click on the list of schools below to find a school with a prekindergarten program

    Campus List

    • Next, visit the School Choice website now to start the online application for Pre-K
    • You will need to submit the following documents: proof of parent identity (ex: driver’s license), proof of child identity (ex: birth certificate), proof of residence (ex: utility bill), and shot records
    • For assistance, you can call the Office of School Choice at 713-556-6734 or email schoolchoice@houstonisd.org
    • For information about the 3-year-old policy click here
    • To find a school near you, visit the Find a School page.
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  • Early childhood education offers our youngest learners strong foundations built on solid concepts, as well as individual and group discovery.

    HISD has 154 elementary campuses with Pre-K that provide nurturing environments for young learners to reach their highest potential, as well as 8 Early Childhood Centers (ECC) which cater specifically to our youngest learners. If space is available, tuition-based Pre-K is accessible for students who do not meet eligibilty requirements to attend prekindergarten.

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Early Childhood