District Enrollment

Central Enrollment Office

Berkley Administrative Offices
14501 Talbot
Oak Park, MI 48237

Phone: 248.837.8026
 Email Central Enrollment

Welcome & Steps to Enroll 
- Kindergarten & TK Families

There are several ways to become a part of the Berkley School District (BSD) family.

Berkley Residency

Gain residency in the Berkley School District. Registration takes place at the our Administrative Offices located at 14501 Talbot, Oak Park, MI 48237. Contact the Central Enrollment Office via email for more information or, by phone at 248.837.8026. 

PDF DocumentBerkley School District Neighborhood Boundaries.

Schools of Choice- K-5 Entry

Enroll through Schools of Choice. The Berkley School District Board of Education has approved limited Schools of Choice (Section 105) openings in Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade for Oakland County residents for the 2024-25 school year. The school of Choice window for Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade students for the 2024-25 School Year will open on February 12, 2024 and close on March 1, 2024.

Berkley High School Scholars Program - 9th Grade Entry

The Berkley School District Board of Education has approved limited Schools of Choice (Section 105) openings (up to 10 slots) in the Berkley High School Scholars Program (9th grade entry) for Oakland County residents for the 2024-25 school year. The application period is February 19 - March 8, 2024. Please see the Schools of Choice page for more information.

Online Student Enrollment

Visit the Online Student Enrollment page to begin the registration process and to view enrollment requirements.

Enrollment Questions

Contact Stephanie Helterbran for more information.

2024-25 Kindergarten Registration for Berkley School District Residents

New student enrollment takes place on our website.  If you need access to a computer you can call our enrollment office to set up an appointment and use our computer kiosk. Berkley School District Central Enrollment Office is located at 14501 Talbot, Oak Park, MI 48237.  Please call 248-837-8026 for more information and appointments.

Non-resident registration is now closed.

Kindergarten Age Requirements - for the 2024-25 school year students must be 5 by September 1, 2024.

Kindergarten Online Enrollment window for Fall 2024 for District Residents is February 5-16, 2024.

PDF DocumentWelcome to New Families - What you need to enroll
PDF DocumentKindergarten Waiver Form
PDF DocumentSchools of Choice Information
PDF DocumentKindergarten Curriculum Guide
PDF DocumentKindergarten & TK Readiness Guide
External LinkKindergarten Vision Screening
External LinkHearing Screening Information
External LinkKindergarten Dental Screening Program - New & Required for Fall 2024
External LinkDistrict Map
PDF DocumentKindergarten Oral Health Assessment Form

Kindergarten Information Nights

Attend the Berkley Schools Kindergarten Parent Information Nights to learn about kindergarten curriculum, how to prepare for the big first day, enrollment options, and kindergarten readiness.

At each school's event you will be able to ask the Principal questions, learn more about each school and hear about the #BerkleyDifference.

Mark your calendar for the 2024 events:

  • Angell Elementary School: Mon, Jan 29, 2024 | 6:30 pm
  • Burton Elementary School: Thurs, Jan 18, 2024 | 6:30 pm
  • Pattengill Elementary School: Thurs, Jan 25, 2024 | 6:30 pm
  • Rogers Elementary School: Tues, Jan 23, 2024 | 6:30 pm
  • Norup International School: Wed, Jan 24, 2024 | 6:30 pm

Questions? 248.837.8026

Transitional Kindergarten Details

The Berkley Schools Transitional Kindergarten program is a District program. Locations for Transitional Kindergarten programs are based on District-wide needs and after enrollment is complete, parents will be notified of the TK locations. If a TK program is held in the child's home/neighborhood school, and there is more interest than space, a lottery will take place for TK placement. Students will return to their home/neighborhood school for Kindergarten if they do not attend TK in their neighborhood school.

TK is a specialized program to meet the academic and social development of students who are not quite ready for regular Kindergarten.

Students who are interested in Transitional Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1 of the year they will begin school. For example, TK students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2024, for the 2024-25 school year.

What you need to know about Kindergarten Readiness

Incoming Kindergarten students are able to...

  • Dress themselves, zip coats and tie shoes
  • Use the bathroom independently
  • Separate from parents without becoming upset
  • Take turns and share
  • Keep hands to self
  • Sit quietly to listen to a story
  • Use a pencil
  • Say and write first and last name
  • Tell city, state, and phone number
  • Draw some form of a person
  • Count to 10 and recognize numbers to 5
  • Recognize colors and shapes
  • Familiarity with all letters (upper and lower case); recognize at least half
  • Color, cut and glue appropriately

Incoming Transitional Kindergarten students are attempting to...

The goal for all TK students is to achieve all the readiness points listed above. However, the list below includes the key readiness points for TK students.

  • Dress themselves, zip coats and tie shoes
  • Use the bathroom independently
  • Take turns and share
  • Keep hands to self
  • Sit quietly to listen to a story

The following information is provided to help guide new families through the enrollment or change of address process. The Central Enrollment Office hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  If you have any questions contact the Enrollment Office at 248-837-8026.

The following forms are also available in the Enrollment Office, if you do not have access to a printer.

PDF DocumentChange of Address Form and Information
PDF DocumentStatement of Landlord
PDF DocumentAffidavit of Residency Form
PDF DocumentHealth Appraisal Form
External LinkImmunization Information
External LinkVision Screening Information
External LinkFree and Reduced Lunch Application & Information

Since 1978, Michigan law has required children to be up-to-date with required immunizations ON or BEFORE the first day of school for entry into kindergarten and 7th grade, and for enrollment into a new school district, grades 1-12. If students do not have complete immunizations prior to the first day of school, they will be unable to begin school until the immunizations are completed.

The following circumstances allow a required vaccine to be waived or delayed:

  • A valid medical contraindication exists, preventing the child from receiving the vaccine at this time. A medical waiver should be completed and signed by the child’s physician and should state the contraindication, vaccine involved, and time period during which the child is prevented from receiving the vaccine.
  • The parents/caregivers have valid religious or philosophical beliefs which prevent receipt of a vaccination. Waivers should not be taken lightly. A child who is not fully vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases could be a risk to others and for contracting the disease. Appointments are required for waiver education by calling the Oakland County Health Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533.
  • A child is not yet old enough to receive their vaccinations. For example, a child who is 4 years old when school begins and turns 5 on September 20. Once the child turns 5 and is eligible for those vaccines, it is required to complete them.

The good news is that Oakland County Health Division provides immunizations for all ages in their Southfield offices (27725 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076) with no appointment needed. Families can call the Health Division at 248-424-7000 to learn more.

In addition to required immunizations, TK and Kindergarten students are also required to have vision, hearing and dental screenings prior to school starting. The Oakland County Health Division can also help families with these screenings if you need assistance. Families can call 248-424-7070 for vision and hearing screening assistance and 248-858-1306 for dental screening assistance. Families can also learn about all of the Oakland County Health Division services on their website.