Online kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open

Online kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open
Posted on 01/11/2021
Kindergarten students at Rogers Elementary work on a writing assignmentOnline registration for students entering kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Children who turn 5 before Aug. 1, 2021, may register for kindergarten. 

Mehlville School District offers a full-day, tuition-free kindergarten program. Our high-quality teachers provide caring, personalized instruction that’s developmentally appropriate and rigorous. 

“You can really see the growth when they start off in kindergarten,” said Megan Mann, kindergarten teacher at Bierbaum Elementary School. “They learn a lot throughout the year, and it’s exciting and fun to see them learn and explore new things.” 
Bierbaum Elementary kindergarten teacher
Image: Bierbaum Elementary kindergarten teacher Megan Mann assists a student with a math assignment. 

Children begin kindergarten at different levels. Our talented teachers assess students at the start of the school year, then deliver personalized instruction for each student. In addition to instruction from their classroom teacher, students receive one-on-one support from our math and reading interventionists. 

“When my oldest son started kindergarten, he was doing well in math, but his reading was a little bit behind,” said Kevin Lupo, Bierbaum Elementary parent. “Mehlville School District gave him one-on-one help with reading to bring his level to where it was supposed to be by midyear.” 

Teachers work hard to develop lessons that are engaging for kindergarten-age students. 

Rogers Elementary kindergarten teacher Tammie Werkmeister
Image: Rogers Elementary kindergarten teacher Tammie Werkmeister reviews a student's writing assignment.

“The curriculum is ever-changing,” said Tammie Werkmeister, kindergarten teacher at Rogers Elementary School. “As time has gone on, the academics have ramped up, but we find ways to teach the curriculum with play in mind. If you walk past a kindergarten classroom, it may look like they’re playing, but it’s actually an academic lesson that they’re learning through play.”

In addition to building relationships with students, teachers focus on building relationships with families as well. 

“Mehlville School District has so many great resources for children,” said Jessica DeLunas, Rogers Elementary parent. “The staff is really warm, accommodating and welcoming, and I know my children are getting what they need.” 

Our kindergarten students and more parents share their experience in Mehlville School District in this video.


Mehlville School District offers online registration for the 2021-2022 school year for all new students, including kindergarten students, in English and Spanish. Contact your elementary school if you need assistance to complete your application or if you’d like an interpreter. Please register your child as soon as possible to allow the district to properly plan student assignments. 

Begin the online registration process.

Registering for the lottery at MOSAIC Elementary School

While registering for kindergarten, parents can also apply for the MOSAIC Elementary School lottery. MOSAIC offers a unique learning experience that allows for more student choice and personalized learning. 
MOSAIC kindergarten student
Image: A MOSAIC Elementary kindergarten student listens to her teacher's instructions.

Teachers use a variety of tools and strategies, including learning menus, technology and blended learning opportunities to explore the curriculum. Students are encouraged to learn at their own pace and within the context of their interests.

“Students set their own goals, then create and show what they’ve learned through project-based learning opportunities,” said Marilyn Donaldson, kindergarten teacher at MOSAIC Elementary School.”  

MOSAIC Elementary kindergarten students are selected through a lottery system. Parents who register their children for kindergarten by Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 can apply for the lottery during the registration process. Parents will be notified of acceptance into MOSAIC in March.

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