Kindergarten Age Requirements

According to Michigan Compiled Law under MCL 380.1147 and 388.1606 enrollment age changes for incoming kindergarten students are as follows:

  • 2024-2025 School Year - 5 years old by September 1, 2024.

Exceptions Provided for Enrollment Age

Child is not 5 years of age by date above, but will be 5 not later than December 1st.  Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted prior to beginning school.

A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian that the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. However, regardless of this recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not to enroll the child in kindergarten.