• Acceptance into the Norfolk Public Schools’ preschool program is based upon the following requirements:

    • Residency: You must provide proof that you and your child are residents of the city of Norfolk. (Mortgage statement, lease agreement, or current utility bill with your current address listed)
    • Age: Your child must be age 3 or 4 by September 30 of the school year for which you are applying to enroll.
    • Program-related eligibility criteria: The Commonwealth of Virginia sets the criteria for preschool admission based upon pre-determined risk factors that may apply to you, your child, and/or your household. In order for your child to qualify for preschool, you must complete a Family Data Sheet indicating all potential risk factors, and you must be prepared to submit required verification documents.

    NOTE: NPS’ Department of Student Support Services and elementary schools do not process requests for 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool students. Applications are processed by the NPS Department of Early Learning and Title I. Please visit our preschool program page to download an application today! You can also email for more information or call 757-628-3944.