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Are you enrolling at K-12 student for the first time in RPS?

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year will open on March 18, 2024. Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year will remain open for new students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Visit Enroll RPS  ( to enroll today.

Learn more about K-12 Enrollment

Are you interested in preschool for your three or four year old?

Richmond Public Schools offers a free, high-quality preschool program for eligible 3 and 4-year-olds.

Our outstanding preschool program empowers young learners with essential skills in math, literacy, science, and social-emotional development, providing a solid foundation for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

Learn more about RPS Preschool

Are you applying to an out of zone school for school year 2024-25?

Students can apply for admission to out-of-zone schools through our annual open enrollment processes. Students can also apply for specialty and regional governor's schools through the school application process.

The 2024-2025 school applications window opens on Friday October 13, 2023.

Learn more about School Applications

Did you move to a different RPS school zone?

If your student is currently enrolled in RPS and you have moved to a different RPS school zone, please contact your new school and provide two proofs of residency. Your new school will handle the transfer of your student's records and provide further instructions. 

Check our Enrollment Document Requirements page for a list of accepted proofs of residency. If you are unsure about your new school zone, use our School Locator Map. Also available en Español.

 For your new school's contact details, refer to the RPS School Directory.