Registering Your Child

Do You Have a Little One Joining Us Next Year?

If you live in Mount Laurel and your child will be five years old or or before October 1, 2017, you may register your child to attend kindergarten next year at any time. Parents should register their children at the school they will attend. If you are unsure of your sending area school, check this link or call district Administrative Offices at (856) 235-3387.

This year, the registration process begins online, where you can fill-out all of the necessary forms in advance. Our 2017-18 online registration system is now available. Access it here. The registration process is not completed until you bring the originals of the required documents to the school for verification. For more information on the documents required, visit our Registration webpage.

Please note: If you are a new resident and are registering a child for the current school year (2016-17), use this link.

If Your Little One Is Ready For Kindergarten ...

Preparing your children for the start of their educational career is an exciting time for them and a bittersweet time for you. We recognize the concern that comes along with entrusting your baby to someone else for the better part of each school day. Our program is designed to help ease the anxiety of parents and students by providing a positive and fun introduction to our schools. 
All six of our K-4 schools will hold a Kindergarten Orientation on May 19. Watch our school websites for additional information, or receive notification by beginning the registration process online now.
 All children entering kindergarten in September 2017 must meet the following requirements:
  1. The child must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2017.
  2. The child's birth date must be documented by an original birth certificate. This certificate must be presented at registration.
  3. A physical examination is required for all kindergarten students. This form should be completed as soon as possible.
  4. Three proofs of residency must be presented at the time of registration, one of which may be a copy of settlement papers or agreement of sale or lease, plus two current utility bills.
  5. In accordance with the New Jersey Department of Health, each child must be completely immunized before entering school against the following:

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DPT) Vaccine: Four doses. Fourth dose must be administered on or after fourth birthday or total of five doses satisfies the requirement.

Polio Virus Vaccine: Three doses. Third dose must be administered on or after fourth birthday or total of four doses satisfies the requirement.

Measles or MMR: Two doses. First dose must be administered on or after first birthday. Mumps and Rubella: One dose required. (MMR satisfies requirement)

Varicella (Chicken Pox): One dose. Must be administered on or after first birthday.

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Three doses required. (Must be interval specific. Please check with your pediatrician.) Click here for Immunization Requirements.

Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: Required for all students entering sixth grade who are 11 years of age or older.

Online Registration for the Current School Year (2016-2017)

Registering your child in a new school system is one of the more stressful factors involved in family relocation. We understand that. So we are hopeful that our new online registration system will help to ease that burden somewhat. Here, you will find all of the forms you will need, including many that can be completed online.
You may also submit your residency documentation electronically, however, your registration will not be considered complete until you bring the original documents to the school your child will attend in person.
 It is requested that you enroll your child as soon as possible upon moving into Mount Laurel so that they might be placed appropriately. 
Note: Registration for the 2017-2018 school year has not yet begun. Watch this page to be advised once the new school year system has been opened.(Using the current system will require you to repeat the process once next year's system opens.

If Your Family Is New To The District ...

If your family is new to the Mount Laurel community, you will want to register students as soon as you are settled. Throughout the school year, you may register your child at the school he or she will attend. Here's our geographic breakdown on the elementary school sending areas based on your new address.
When you register your child, the following documentation will be required:
1. Original Birth Certificate
2. Previous report card (if available)
3. Transfer card from previous school district
4. Three proofs of residency: One proof may be a copy of deed, settlement/mortgage/ lease papers. The other forms of proof may be current utility bills. If property documents are unavailable, additional residency form(s) may be required to be completed and notarized until additional residency documentation is provided to the registrar.
5. Immunization Records
6. Physical (as indicated on forms)
7. CST Records - IEP reports, Observations, etc., (for students eligible for special services).

Please Note:

For those entering grades 5 through 8, last year's report cards and standardized test results are required for placement.