New Hanover County Schools




Application Instructions English

Applying for Pre-K!

As of February 1st we will start accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year! If your child will be 3 or 4 years old on or before August 31, 2022 you could be eligible for the program. 

More information will be posted February 1, 2022 about how to apply. 

Bring your child’s: 
  • Certified Birth Certificate 
  • Up-to-Date Immunization Record
  • Medicaid, Health Choice, or Insurance Card 
  •  If applicable,  
    • Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
    • Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) 
    • Goals for Private Speech, Physical, Occupational Therapy, etc. 
Bring Your:
  • Parent/Guardian Picture I.D.
  • Proof of Residency 
    (Examples: Current property tax statement, Current lease agreement, Current Monthly Mortgage Statement, or NHCS Residency Affidavit (provided by NHCS ))
  • Income Verification for the year 2021 
    (Examples: Tax returns, 1099, W2, Dec. 2021 pay stubs, Unemployment Benefits, Letter from Employer with the company letterhead, Social Security Income, Work First/TANF printout, Child Support Payments, Wage Verification Form provided by New Hanover County Schools)
  • Legal Guardianship/Custody papers (if applicable)

*If you are missing ANY item from the list, 
 the application is INCOMPLETE & we CANNOT ACCEPT it.*

Please call 910-254-4340 or 910-254-4119
 with any questions or concerns you may have about applying for the program.

We welcome children of all abilities to apply for our preschool program.