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Registration FAQ

Q: What is the registration process?

A: You will first complete the registration forms online at Once the online forms are complete, a parent/guardian must schedule an in-person appointment at the Central Registration office to submit the additional required documents (proof of age, proof of residency, and health/immunization records).

Q: Can I mail/email/fax my registration information or just show up to drop it off?

A: No. An in-person appointment is required in the event there are questions about your registration material. Registration is by appointment only due to the high volume of families who need to register. An appointment system ensures a smooth and efficient process, both for families and the Central Registration staff.

Q: How long will my registration appointment take?

A: The appointment should take no more than 30 minutes. If you are registering multiple children, it may take longer. We ask that you please arrive on time. Please call us to cancel any appointment you are unable to keep.

Q: Do I need to bring my child to the registration appointment?

A: No. Your child is not required at the registration appointment.

Q: Where is the LMSD Central Registration office?

A: Central Registration is located at 301 E Montgomery Ave, Ardmore PA 19003.

Q: When will I know the school bus details for my child?

A: For students eligible to receive school bus service who will begin in September (those who do not live within a walk zone), bus details will be available via Powerschool. Simply login to your Powerschool account. For more information, go to

Q: What are the immunization requirements for Lower Merion School District?

A:  Please refer to State Requirements on our Health Services website then click on the Immunization tab.

Q: What is the required age for entrance to Kindergarten?

A: The student must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020    to be admitted into Kindergarten. There are no exceptions. For 1st grade, the student must be 6 years old on or before September 1, 2020.

Q: Does LMSD have full day Kindergarten?

A: No. Kindergarten is a half day program in LMSD. Your child will be assigned the AM or PM session by the building staff and Principal. You will receive your session assignment in early July by mail.

Q: I already have older children attending LMSD. Do I still need to provide the registration information and proofs of residency?

A: Yes. For every new student registered to attend LMSD, a parent/guardian must complete the registration process and provide all required proofs and documents.

Q: If my family moves within the District to a different attendance area during the school year, will my child be able to finish the school year at the school where they started the year?

A: In accordance with Policy 206 (Assignment of Pupils within the District), attendance area exceptions may be granted to students whose parents/guardians have moved their residence to another attendance area of the District if “recommended by the Superintendent or designee.” This exception, if granted, permits students to remain in their then-current school for the duration of the school year; however, transportation must be provided by the parents/guardians.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Such exceptions are not guaranteed. For example, class size guidelines are important considerations in determining whether a student may remain at their school for the balance of the year.

Q: I'm moving into LMSD during the summer. Can we still register our child to begin in September?

A: Yes. Once you establish residency in LMSD, complete the registration steps and call Central Registration for an appointment. The registration office is open all year. Please do not begin the registration process until you have established residency in Lower Merion School District. Please call our office with any specific questions.

Q: What is the deadline to register? Will you have a spot for my child if we register right before the start of school?

A: Lower Merion School District is a public school with no registration deadline and will enroll all students who reside in the LMSD boundary and meet the registration requirements. Please see "Partner School Info" on the registration page for additional information on school assignment. We strongly encourage you complete registration as soon as possible after you establish residency and have all the required documents.

Q: I don't have a computer or internet access. How can I complete registration?

A: Please call the Central Registration office at 610-658-3996 for assistance.

Q: I have a question about registration that I did not see on the FAQ list. Who do I ask?

A: Please contact the Central Registration office at 610-658-3996 for assistance.