Welcome to Kindergarten!
Will your child turn five by August 31? If so, it's time to register for Kindergarten! Kindergarten registration will be held at all Christina School District elementary Schools.
Families are encouraged to register early to allow the Transportation Department to more accurately plan bus stops and routes before the start of school.
School Choice for Kindergarten
Parents residing within Delaware may enroll their child in a public school in any school district regardless of the student's home address. If you would like your child to attend a school other than your assigned school, you must apply for Delaware School Choice.
Parents choosing to send their child to a school other than your assigned school are responsible for transportation to the choice school or a bus stop on the school's route. Delaware School Choice information and applications are available online.
School Choice for Kindergarten is open until the first day of school.
How to Apply for Kindergarten School Choice
- Register your child for Kindergarten (follow the steps above)
- Apply Online for Kindergarten School Choice. Apply Here
Downes Elementary School offers language immersion in Mandarin Chinese for Kindergarten through 5th-grade students, where students learn academic content through a second language. Students will spend half of the school day immersed in English instruction, and half of the day in Chinese. Classes will have two teachers, one for each language, and will coexist with traditional instruction.
To learn more about the Chinese Immersion program at Downes call 302-454-2133 or visit World Language Immersion.
* Free, Full-Time Kindergarten Program
* Bus Transportation
* Qualified, Dedicated Teaching Staff
* Art & Music
* Standards-Based Instruction
* Advanced Academic Programs
* Physical Education
* Mandarin Chinese Immersion
For more information, please contact:
Your Child's Assigned School
(Schools and Program Directory)
Christina School District
Drew Educational Support
600 N. Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801