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Kindergarten Registration

For information regarding Kindergarten transfers, please click here.
For more specific information about registration 
please contact your child's school directly.
School Entry Age (will be verified with the certified birth certificate)
According to North Carolina law a child must turn 5 years old on or before August 31st of the current school year in order to be eligible to enroll.  If the child’s 5th birthday is on or after September 1st, the child is not eligible to enroll until the next school year. 

A child whose 4th birthday is on or before April 16th (of the April before school begins in August) may enter kindergarten if they are identified as gifted and have the necessary maturity to succeed in a full day kindergarten setting.   For complete information about required testing and criteria that must be met, please refer to Buncombe County School Board Administrative Regulation  4100-R Early Entry to Kindergarten.   This Early Entry packet must be completed by the parent/guardian and submitted to the principal no later than 30 days before the beginning of the school year.

Entering first graders must be 6 years old by October 16.  
Required Documentation
All required documentation for registration is detailed on the Registration for New Students webpage.  Please click on the link below:

2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration Dates
 Please call the school your child will attend to schedule an appointment for registration day. 
Times vary depending on school. 
Personnel will be available at your child's school on the appropriate registration date to complete personal data records and talk with you about the requirements for entering public schools in North Carolina.  Kindergarten Registration Day is a non-school day for present kindergartners.  
 District Date School


May 9

Candler Elementary

121 Candler School Road
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 670-5018

May 9

Hominy Valley Elementary

450 Enka Lake Rd.
Candler, NC  28715
(828) 665-0619

May 9

Pisgah Elementary

1495 Pisgah Highway
Candler, NC  
(828) 670-5023

May 9

Sand Hill-Venable Elementary

154 Sand Hill School Rd.
Asheville, NC  28806
(828) 670-5028


April 25

Emma Elementary

37 Brickyard Rd.
Asheville, NC  28806
(828) 232-4272

April 28

Johnston Elementary

230 Johnston Blvd.
Asheville, NC  28806
(828) 232-4291

April 28


Leicester Elementary

31 Gilbert Rd.
Leicester, NC  28748
(828) 683-2341

April 25


West Buncombe Elementary

175 Erwin Hills Rd.
Asheville, NC  28806
(828) 232-4282

April 28

Woodfin Elementary

108 Elk Mountain Rd.
Asheville, NC  28804
(828) 232-4287

North Buncombe


May 2


Barnardsville Elementary

20 Hillcrest Dr.
Barnardsville, NC  28709
(828) 626-2290

May 2

North Buncombe Elementary

251 Flat Creek Church Rd.
Weaverville, NC  28787
(828) 645-6054

May 2

Weaverville Primary

39 S. Main St.
Weaverville, NC  28787
(828) 645-4275


May 16

Black Mountain Primary

301 East State St.
Black Mountain, NC  28711
(828) 669-2645

May 16

W.D. Williams Elementary

161 Bee Tree Rd.
Swannanoa, NC  28778
(828) 686-3856


May 2

Charles C. Bell Elementary

90 Maple Springs Rd.
Asheville, NC  28805
(828) 298-3789

May 2

Fairview Elementary

1355 Charlotte Hwy.
Fairview, NC  28730
(828) 628-2732

May 2

Haw Creek Elementary

21 Trinity Chapel Rd.
Asheville, NC  28805
(828) 298-4022

May 2

Oakley Elementary

753 Fairview Rd.
Asheville, NC  28803
(828) 274-7515


April 15

Avery's Creek Elementary

15 Park South Blvd.
Arden, NC 28704  
(828) 654-1810

April 15


Glen Arden Elementary

50 Pinehurst Circle
Arden, NC  28704
(828) 654-1800

April 15

W.W. Estes Elementary

275 Overlook Rd.
Asheville, NC  28803
(828) 654-1795







*Entering kindergarten is an important milestone for children and their families.  Smart Start of Buncombe County’s Transition to Kindergarten Program is designed to educate families on the developmental expectations of young children, school readiness skills, and on ways to help children prepare for school success. Visit their website for activities to help  provide a smooth transition to kindergarten and make starting school a positive experience for everyone.