Kindergarten Registration


If your child will turn 5 on or before September 1, 2023 they are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten for this upcoming school year (Fall 2023)

1. Complete the Brandywine Community Schools enrollment form and return it to Merritt to reserve your spot (fax,  email, or drop-off in person)

2. Pick up an enrollment packet from Merritt .

3. Start collecting the following documents. We'll collect these during kindergarten screening: 

  • Immunization records

  • Official birth certificate (not a photocopy) 

  • Proof of residency (current gas, water, electric, trash, or tax bill)


4. Follow us on Facebook for updates throughout the summer.

5. Other forms you might need to complete:

  • School of Choice Application – SOC --if you live outside of Brandywine Community School district

  • Out-of-State Tuition Application--if you don’t live in Michigan

If your child will turn 4 on or before September 1, 2023 but not yet 5, he or she might be eligible for preschool or our developmental Kindergarten programs

  1. Complete the Preschool/Developmental Kindergarten Eligibility Form.

  2. Or call Merritt Elementary School for more information about eligibility at 269-684-6511

  3. Follow us on Facebook for updates throughout the summer

Merritt Elementary School
1620 LaSalle Ave, Niles MI 49120
Phone:  269-684-6511
Text: 269-340-0093
Fax: 269-684-8940