We welcome your family to Santa Cruz City Schools!

Enrolling your child in Pre-School/T-K

Santa Cruz City Schools offers several options for families with young children from 18 months to 5 years. More information is available here.

Santa Cruz Parent Education Nursery School, 18 mos.-5 yrs
411 Roxas Street, Santa Cruz

Soquel Parent Education Nursery School, 2½ - 5 yrs
401 Old San Jose Road, Soquel (on the Soquel High Campus)

Westside Parent Education Nursery School, 2½ - 5 yrs
1231 Bay Street, Santa Cruz (Bay View Elementary Campus)

Bridges to Kinder/Westlake Elementary 2½ - 5 yrs
1000 High Street, Santa Cruz

Enrolling your child in Elem/Middle/High School

Enrollment takes place in person at your neighborhood school.

To be eligible for Transitional kinder enrollment, your child must be turning five years old from September 2nd through December 2nd.

To be eligible for kindergarten enrollment your child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the year in which the student enters kindergarten. 

Step 1. Determine your neighborhood school. The elementary boundary map Bay View Elementary, DeLaveaga Elementary, Gault Elementary, Westlake Elementary Schools.If you do not know which school is your school of residence, click here to view the alphabetical street listing of attendance zones.

Step 2. Stop by your neighborhood school to pick up an enrollment packet or download the necessary forms below. The following documents are required for registration:

Enrollment packets


  • Copy of immunization records
  • Copy of birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of address ( PG&E  or water bill)

Registrations are made in person. No appointment is necessary.

Step 3. If your family's home language is other than English, the Community Coordinator at your school can assist you.

Step 4. Please refer to the District Calendar for school start dates.


Attending a school other than your neighborhood school

We offer the opportunity for students to attend a school outside of their neighborhood's attendance boundary. If you live within the boundaries of Santa Cruz City Schools and wish to attend a school other than your neighborhood school, you may apply for Intradistrict Transfer.If you live outside the boundaries of the Santa Cruz City Schools district and wish to attend one of our schools, you may apply for an Interdistrict Transfer.

Intradistrict Transfer

Students who live within the Santa Cruz City School district boundaries and wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, may apply for an Intradistrict.

For attendance in the 2018-19 school year, the priority filing period for middle and High schools is January 20 through February 15, 2018.  Please download the application, fill it out, and return it to the district office of the Santa Cruz City Schools, 405 Old San Jose Road, Soquel, CA 95073 or by Fax 429-3450 by 5:00 pm on February 15th (secondary).

In the elementary district we are accepting applications from February 25th to March 15th Please download the application, fill it out, and return it to your school of residence.


Questions on the open enrollment process? Please contact Maria Luna, 429-3410 x215.

Interdistrict Transfer

Students from another district wishing to attend a school in our district, and students from Santa Cruz City Schools wishing to attend a school outside our district must complete an Interdistrict Transfer Request. If you wish to leave the Santa Cruz City School district to attend school in another district, please use the link below to complete the application.

If you wish to come IN to the Santa Cruz City School district from another district, please request an Interdistrict Transfer application from your home district.

Questions on the Interdistrict Transfer process? Please contact Maria Luna, 429-3410 x215.


Administrative Secretary, Student Services Maria Luna 429-3410 ext 215

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