Choosing the right preschool can be a tough decision. IPS proudly offers 25 unique preschool sites across the district and our enrollment team is ready to help you join the IPS family! 


According to the National Institute for Early Education Research, children who attend a high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better reading skills, a richer vocabulary and stronger math skills than those who do not. Don’t miss your opportunity to create a solid foundation for your child’s educational future! We’re happy to help you locate the perfect preschool site for your family and register before it’s too late!


To be eligible for an IPS preschool (also known as PreK), students must be four years old by September 1, 2016. Families must live within the district and provide their own transportation to school. The application window closes on January 25 and the lottery selection will run in late February. Remaining seats available after lottery assignments are complete will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


You can access our preschool application online. When enrolling a new student, families are required to submit the following information:

  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Complete and up-to-date immunization records
  • Proof of residency (a utility bill with your name and address will suffice)
  • Picture ID of the parent or guardian


You may submit these documents in person or by email; our enrollment specialists will contact you to complete the final steps in the process.


A strong preschool program will help your student develop intellectually and socially; strengthening their confidence, enhancing their interactions with their peers and opening their minds to self discovery. Set your child up for success and enroll them in one of our preschool programs today! Still have questions? Visit our website or call 317.226.4000.