Student holding sign that reads Class of 2031Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) offers kindergarten classes for children who will be 5-years-old on or before September 30 of the upcoming school year. Students attend the neighborhood elementary school assigned to their attendance zone.

Full-day Kindergarten

At the beginning of school year 2017-18, the school division launched a multiyear implementation plan to transition all its elementary schools from a half-day to a full-day kindergarten program. The following 35 VBCPS elementary schools will provide full-day kindergarten to students during school year 2018-19:

  • Alanton
  • Arrowhead
  • Bayside
  • Birdneck
  • Brookwood
  • College Park
  • Cooke
  • Corporate Landing
  • Creeds
  • Diamond Springs
  • Glenwood
  • Green Run
  • Holland
  • Indian Lakes
  • Kempsville Meadows
  • Kempsville
  • Kings Grant
  • Landstown
  • Luxford
  • Lynnhaven
  • Malibu
  • Ocean Lakes
  • Parkway
  • Pembroke Meadows
  • Point O’View
  • Providence
  • Rosemont
  • Salem
  • Seatack
  • Shelton Park
  • Thalia
  • White Oaks
  • Windsor Oaks
  • Windsor Woods
  • Woodstock
For 2019-20 school year, the following are the proposed schools for the expansion of full-day kindergarten:
  • Centerville
  • Christopher Farms
  • Fairfield
  • Linkhorn Park
  • North Landing
  • Pembroke
  • Strawbridge
  • Tallwood
  • Three Oaks

Half-day Kindergarten

Students enrolled in schools with half-day kindergarten classes are assigned by neighborhood to attend morning or afternoon sessions. The following 18 VBCPS elementary schools will provide half-day kindergarten for students during school year 2018-19:

  • Centerville
  • Christopher Farms
  • Dey
  • Fairfield
  • Hermitage
  • Red Mill
  • Rosemont Forest
  • Strawbridge
  • Tallwood
  • Kingston
  • Linkhorn Park
  • New Castle
  • North Landing
  • Pembroke
  • Princess Anne
  • Thoroughgood
  • Three Oaks
  • Trantwood

Every student enrolled in a half-day kindergarten class is screened either before the start of the school year or during the first two weeks of school to determine if the student would benefit from additional instructional time and support in the areas of reading, writing and math. If students are found eligible, they will be enrolled in Extended Day Kindergarten (EDK) classes, which are limited to 15 students, a smaller class size than the school division's average kindergarten class. EDK classes begin no later than September 30, and parents will be notified by the school if their child has been selected.

Contact Information and Resources

For questions about the kindergarten program, please contact the Department of School Leadership at 757-263-1088. For questions about the kindergarten curriculum, please contact the Department of Teaching and Learning at 757-263-1070.