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How old must a child be to attend kindergarten?

A child must be 5 years old by September 1st of the year they wish to enroll in Kindergarten. If a child turns 5 years old on September 2nd they must register for a Pre-kindergarten program. The School District of Philadelphia does not test for early admission to kindergarten under any circumstances.

For more information, call the Office of Early Childhood Education at 215-400-4270 or visit: