North Royalton City Schools News Article


North Royalton City Schools’ Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-22 School Year Begins February 1, 2021

Residents of the North Royalton City School District who have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021 are invited to register their child for kindergarten beginning February 1, 2021.  

In order to allow for the safety of our families and staff, we have moved our registration process at this time to completely online.  We will continue to update the registration site as needed.

There are several components of the new online process that MUST be completed in order for your child to be registered.  Please log onto the website www.northroyaltonsd.org for information and links to registration.

Both the traditional (2 ½ days) and all day, every day options will be available.  The all day, every day option is tuition based.  The cost for this option for the 2021-22 school year is $2,100.00.  Should the number of all day kindergarten registrations exceed the number of spots available, a lottery will be held.  This will occur on March 26, 2021.  You must have completed all components of registration by the end of the business day on Wednesday, February 24th with all required paperwork completed and submitted in order to be considered for the all day, every day kindergarten.  Families not interested in the all day, every day option will be enrolled in the traditional 2 ½ day program.

Parents in the North Royalton City School District who are interested in learning more about early entrance to kindergarten, which is also considered grade acceleration, for their child should call the Office of Pupil Services at 440-582-9140 by April 9, 2021 for an explanation of the Early Entrance process, and to schedule a screening appointment for their child the week of 
May 3, 2021.

A child may be considered for early entrance (grade acceleration) if the child’s fifth birthday falls between October 1 and December 31, 2021.  The child must also meet district screening criteria in the areas of pre-academic, social and emotional development.  Upon meeting these screening criteria, an additional assessment in the area of cognitive ability will be required. Parents who have questions about this process should contact Mrs. Julie Bogden, Director of Pupil Services.

The Lil’ Bears Preschool of North Royalton City Schools has openings for three, four, and early five-year old typically developing children to serve as peers in our classrooms for students with disabilities. Lil’ Bears Preschool is located at Royal View Elementary, 13220 Ridge Road, North Royalton, Ohio.

Lil’ Bears Preschool is a wonderful developmentally appropriate place for young children to learn and make new friends.  The typical peer students would serve as role models to the students with disabilities in the areas of speech, language, behavior, and play skills. while receiving a strong standards based learning opportunity.   A maximum of 16 children --- students with disabilities and typical peers --- are enrolled in each classroom.  Each classroom has a teacher with an early childhood degree and special education certification and is assisted by one teacher aide.  

A limited number of spaces are available.  To be considered for a space, any families new to the program must participate in the application process.

There are openings for our 3 year old and 4 year old classes attending Tuesday through Friday.  The tuition rate is $1,000, which is broken down into four payments of $250 from August 2021 – April 2022.

For further information or to start the application process, please contact Lil’ Bears at 440-582-9080.  The deadline for applying is January 18, 2021.

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