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New Student Registration


New friends, new community

Join our learning community! The Joseph Sears School New Student Registration Page is open throughout the year in order to accommodate those families moving to the Kenilworth area.

School tours are available for families of all students and can be requested online.

Please contact Mrs. Susan White at 847-853-3804 or by email at if you have any questions about the registration process.





Junior Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten students putting a puzzle together

(Junior Kindergarten Enrollment Checklist)

Children enrolling for the first time in the junior kindergarten must be 4 years of age by September 1st.

Step 1: Review information contained on The Joseph Sears School Junior Kindergarten Program page.

Step 2: Submit an online registration form through the correct InfoSnap Registration Portal. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and will require a non-refundable $500 deposit. You may only register your child for either the morning or afternoon session. If registration is full, you may be placed on a waiting list by contacting Mrs. Susan White at 847-853-3804 or email

2022-2023 Junior Kindergarten Registration Portal opens for KSD38 residents at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 13, 2021 and on December 20, 2021 for non-residents.

Step 3: Provide the student's original birth certificate or passport to The Joseph Sears School's Office to copy for the student's file.

Step 4: Download, complete, and submit the required health forms for the School Nurse.

Step 5: Ensure balance of tuition is paid prior to the first day of attendance.


Please be sure your child has received his or her required immunizations prior to the first day of attendance.

Kindergarten to Grade 8

Kindergarten students smiling wearing hats

(KSD38 K-8th Grade Enrollment Process Form)

Please review district residency requirements prior to enrollment to ensure your child can attain district resident or non-resident status. Children enrolling for the first time in kindergarten and first grade must be 5 and 6 years of age, respectively, by September 1st.

Step 1: Complete a pre-registration submission through the online portal.

(current Sears JK students are considered returning students. You will receive an email to register all returning students in April)

Step 2: Download, complete and submit the KSD38 K-8th Enrollment Grade Process Form along with all required forms and documents. All registration forms are downloadable and can be found on the district forms page.

  • Student Documents and Forms: Birth certificate within 30 days of registration, Family Information Form. If applicable request Student Records from previous school or services sent to The Joseph Sears School, and submit all necessary medical forms.
  • Verification of Residency: Three (3) documents to verify that you are a resident of the Kenilworth School District No. 38 (we cannot accept copies or verification documents via email).

Step 3: Confirm Residency in the summer at a Confirm Residency Document Intake Day.