Pre-enrollment packets are available in early April. Applications are processed by appointments from late-April to early-May. 

To enter kindergarten, children must be five years old by September 1. Kester offers an informational meeting and tour for new kindergarten parents in the Spring.

Transitional Kindergarten is available to children turning 5 between September 1 and December 2.

First preference goes to students residing within the school’s attendance boundaries. 

Documents required for enrollment (Original documents only.)

  1. Birth certificate or baptismal certificate 
  2. Current utility bill (LADWP or gas only) with name and address for proof of residency
  3. Immunization record

Kindergarteners must also provide: 

  1. Five-year checkup 
  2. Dental health assessment

Kester Gifted / High Ability Magnet Program application information is available in the CHOICES brochure and application, online and mailed directly to parents/guardians. Students must be verified as meeting specified criteria to be eligible to apply. For more about eligibility and the application process, please see the e-choices website and contact the Magnet Office at 818-787-3026.