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Kindergarten and New Student Registration


New friends, new community

If you need to visit The Joseph Sears School for registration-related purposes, we highly recommend you schedule a time with Registrar Lukasz Sikora. This will ensure someone is available to answer all of your questions.

Join our learning community! The Joseph Sears School New Student Registration Page is open throughout the year in order to accommodate families moving to the Kenilworth area, and for new and returning Kindergarten students. 

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

Kindergarten and New Student Registration

(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.

  • 2024-2025 school year NEW students: 2024-2025 New Student Registration Portal (opens each year the day after Presidents' Day)
  • Current Sears JK students need to use the new student registration portal linked above.

Step 2: After pre-registration, parents/guardians will receive an invite via email from the school district to submit all required documents digitally. For reference, all registration forms can be found on the district forms page. 

  • Student Documents and Forms: Birth certificate within 30 days of registration. 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: The process to verify that you are a resident of Kenilworth School District No. 38.

New Student Grades K-8

Required Documents

  • Online Registration Submission
  • Birth Certificate
  • Student Records from previous schools/services
  • Verification of Residency
  • Confirm Residency
  • Required Medical Forms

Returning Students Grades JK-7/ Rising Students K-8

Required Documents

  • Online Registration Submission
  • Confirm Residency
  • Required Medical Forms

Step 3: Confirm Residency in the summer.