Kindergarten Registration


If your child will turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 he or she is eligible to enroll in Kindergarten for this upcoming school year (Fall 2021)

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 – Drive through packet pickup on April 21, 2021 between 6-7:30 pm

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 (2021 form coming soon) --if you live outside of Brandywine Community School district

  • Out-of-State Tuition Application (2021 form coming soon) --if you don’t live in Michigan

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