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Early Admission to Kindergarten

Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 (CUSD 95) has established procedures to allow for requests from parents for early admission into kindergarten for children whose fifth birthday falls between the State of Illinois requirement of September 1 and District 95’s deadline of October 31. It is recognized that social, emotional, physical and intellectual readiness for kindergarten varies from child to child at a given chronological age and that some children are ready for kindergarten earlier than others.


Preliminary Criteria for Early Admission into Kindergarten

1. The child must live within the Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 (CUSD 95) boundaries and turn five years old after September 1st and before November 1st of the ensuing school year.
2. Parents must submit the following completed paperwork by April 9th prior to the school year to initiate the process. (Documents are below)
  • Early Admission into Kindergarten Parent Request Form
  • Teacher Interview Questionnaire for Kindergarten
  • Parent Interview Questionnaire for Kindergarten
  • The child’s birth certificate
  • If available, previous testing data or additional information to support the request
3. Residents new to CUSD 95 after April 9th should contact the building office of elementary school that the child will attend as soon as possible to make arrangements for testing.
4. Paperwork should be submitted to the building office of elementary school the child will attend. If you are unsure as to which school your child will attend,contact the CUSD 95 Transportation Department at 847-438-2834.
5. The child will be scheduled for preliminary testing at the elementary school during the month of May. Should the child pass this testing phase he/she will become eligible for further testing. The parent will be then be contacted by the District 95 Psychologist to schedule additional testing. The cost for additional testing is $150 for the initial session, and if the child qualifies, an additional $200 for a second and final session. Two checks for $150 and $200 each made payable to CUSD 95 must be submitted to the District 95 Administration Office at 400 South Old Rand in Lake Zurich prior to additional testing. The $200 check will be returned to the parent if the child does not qualify for the second testing phase.
6. After testing has been completed, the CUSD 95 Psychologist will contact the parent with a decision on the child’s eligibility for early entrance into Kindergarten.
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