Enrollment and Registration

Required Documents

  • Child’s Proof of Identity
    Must include one of the following:
      • Certified Birth Certificate
      • Hospital Birth Record
      • Passport
      • Resident Alien Card
      • Adoption Records
      • School I.D. Card
      • School Records
      • School Report Card
      • Any legal document that establishes identity
  •  Social Security Card
    • This is optional. RISD uses a student’s Social Security number for submissions under the Public Education Information Management system (PEIMS). If a parent chooses not to provide a Social Security number, RISD will assign a state-approved identifier.
  • Child’s Complete Immunization Records
    • Date, month, and year of every immunization received.
  • Proof of Residency
    • House or Condo
      •  Current Electric, Water or Gas Bill, which must contain the parent’s name and parent’s address.
    • Apartment
      •  Current apartment lease, which must contain the parent’s name and the parent’s address.
    • Telephone, Internet or Cable Bills
      •  These are not accepted as a valid proof of residency.
  • Parent / Guardian’s I.D.
    •  Driver’s License, State-Issued I.D., or Passport.
  • Proof of Withdrawal Form from Child’s Former School
    •  This is required only if the child was withdrawn from school during the current school year.
  • Child’s Last Report Card

You may contact your attendance area school for questions related to the required documents for enrollment.

Miscellaneous Information About Enrollment and Registration

Full-day Pre-K for the 2020-2021 School Year is free for qualifying families, and tuition-based Pre-K is available to RISD employees. To qualify, the child must be 3 or 4 years old before September 1, 2020. For more information, see RISD’s Pre-K website.

Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1 of the current school year and the student and either parent must be a resident of the district.

First Graders
First graders must be six years old by September 1 of the current year unless the child has completed public kindergarten in another state/country or has been receiving public first grade instruction in another state/country.

School Finder
Not sure what school attendance are you live in? Find out with RISD’s School Locator.

Transfer Requests
For information on requests to transfer between RISD schools (Intra-District) or between RISD and another school district (Inter-District), see the Transfer Requests page.

Out of District
RISD does not accept students living outside the district on a tuition-paid basis.

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