Is my child eligible for public school in Calvert County?
Your child is entitled to attend Calvert County public schools free of charge if he or she:
- is more than 5 and less than 21 years of age and
- is a resident of Calvert County and
- has not received a high school diploma
Kindergarten is mandatory in Calvert County public schools, he or she must turn five years old by September 1st of the year he or she will enroll.
As per the Code of Maryland Regulations 13A.08.01.02, all children in the State of Maryland who will be five years old by September 1st of any given school year are required to attend kindergarten.
This state mandate does, however, permit alternatives to attendance at a regular public or private school kindergarten. If you do not wish to have your child attend kindergarten, please complete a Request for Exemption from Kindergarten Attendance (Kindergarten Waiver). Submit the completed request to:
Department of Student Services
Calvert County Public Schools
1305 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration: Pre-K and K Registration Info 2017-2018.pdf
Need information on having your child attend a school outside your district? Student Transfers (Out of District)
Not a Calvert County Resident? Non-Resident Student
For information about Prekindergarten (Pre-K), refer to the Department of Instruction at the following link: Instruction.