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How Do I Register my Kindergartener for the 2023-2024 School Year?

Kindergarten Registration is a three-step process. Please know that ALL THREE STEPS are required before your child is fully registered with Hawthorn School District 73.

Step 1: Complete and submit the Pre-Registration Form.

Please note: Hawthorn District 73 has contracted with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information for all NEW students/families using the information provided by families in their online registration. We anticipate the majority of families will be successfully verified without needing to provide any additional forms or documentation. However, if additional documentation is needed, linked here is a list of acceptable residency documentation. If there is any question regarding a student’s residency within the District 73 boundaries, the family will be contacted directly and the district will require additional documentation to verify where the student is living. 

Step 2: All families who pre-registered will receive an email and directions to set up a registration appointment with the district registrar. At that appointment, you will need to provide an original birth certificate and a photo ID/passport/driver’s license. We are unable to accept photocopies or submissions via email. Appointments will take place at the district office, 841 West End Court, Vernon Hills, between the hours of 8:30 – 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Please plan at least 45 minutes for your in-person appointment.

Step 3: At the in-person appointment, you will be asked to complete your child’s online registration via the link provided to you in your pre-registration approval email (Step 1). Students will be enrolled after:

  • The online registration process is completed and approved
  • The District Office is in receipt of the child’s birth certificate

2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration School Fees 

*Fees will be added to the Parent PowerSchool portal in August and fees will be due prior to the first day of the school year. Families anticipating needing assistance with fees may visit after July 1.

Registration Fee: $138
Note: There will be a $20 discount if registration is completed by May 1.

Technology Fee: $75