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Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Sites

For the 2022-2023 school year, Pre-K classrooms are located in the following schools:

  • Arrowhead Elementary
  • Bayside Elementary
  • Bettie F. Williams Elementary
  • Birdneck Elementary
  • Christopher Farms Elementary
  • College Park Elementary
  • Cooke Elementary
  • Diamond Springs Elementary
  • Glenwood Elementary
  • Holland Elementary
  • Kempsville Elementary
  • Kempsville Meadows Elementary
  • Linkhorn Park Elementary
  • Luxford Elementary
  • Lynnhaven Elementary
  • Malibu Elementary
  • Ocean Lakes Elementary
  • Parkway Elementary
  • Pembroke Meadows Elementary
  • Providence Elementary
  • Rosemont Elementary
  • Salem Elementary
  • Shelton Park Elementary
  • Three Oaks Elementary
  • Trantwood Elementary
  • White Oaks Elementary
  • Windsor Woods Elementary

You may enter your address to locate your zoned school at this link:

If your home school does not have Pre-Kindergarten, assignments to an out-of-zone school will be made as follows:

If the elementary home school is:

  • Alanton Elementary
  • Brookwood Elementary
  • Centerville Elementary
  • Corporate Landing Elementary
  • Creeds Elementary
  • Fairfield Elementary 
  • Green Run Elementary 
  • Hermitage Elementary
  • Indian Lakes Elementary
  • John B. Dey Elementary
  • King's Grant Elementary 
  • Kingston Elementary
  • Landstown Elementary
  • New Castle Elementary
  • North Landing Elementary
  • Pembroke Elementary
  • Point O' View Elementary
  • Princess Anne Elementary 
  • Red Mill Elementary 
  • Rosemont Forest Elementary
  • Seatack Elementary 
  • Strawbridge Elementary
  • Tallwood Elementary
  • Thalia Elementary
  • Thoroughgood Elementary
  • Windsor Oaks Elementary
  • Woodstock Elementary

Then the assigned Pre-K site would be:

  • Trantwood
  • Lynnhaven
  • Glenwood
  • Birdneck
  • Three Oaks
  • Providence
  • Holland
  • Shelton Park
  • Parkway
  • Trantwood
  • Lynnhaven
  • Malibu
  • Salem 
  • Glenwood
  • Christopher Farms
  • Pembroke Meadows
  • Arrowhead
  • Three Oaks 
  • Three Oaks
  • Parkway 
  • Birdneck
  • Ocean Lakes 
  • Kempsville 
  • Malibu
  •  Shelton Park
  • Windsor Woods 
  • College Park

Occasionally, based on openings, the Pre-K office may make other assignments. Families must provide their own transportation to an out-of-zone school. Bus transportation can only be provided to in-zone schools with Pre-K classrooms.


Acceptance into the program is not on a first-come, first-served basis, and a limited number of Pre-Kindergarten spots are available. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 30 of the school year for which you are applying.
  2. The child's primary residence must be in Virginia Beach, VA.

In addition, eligible students are selected based on the following VPI eligibility criteria and identified risk factors:

  • Having low family income (based on Federal Poverty Guidelines);
  • Having a parent who did not complete high school;
  • Lacking fixed, regular or adequate housing (homelessness); and/or
  • Having an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for the child while falling in a qualifying family income bracket—the IEP team will determine if this general education classroom is the most appropriate setting.

Other factors are also considered but have lower risk values.