Friday, January 14, 2022
Free, Full-Day Kindergarten District-Wide Beginning in 2022-2023 School Year 
Citing multiple benefits to students, teachers and parents, Boise School District Trustees unanimously approved free, full-day kindergarten for all Boise School District elementary schools beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. The approval came during the Board’s monthly meeting held on January 10, 2022. Currently, Boise Schools offer tuition-based full-day kindergarten at only 20 of the District’s 32 elementary schools.

“This is one of the most rewarding votes I’ve cast since joining the Board,” said Dave Wagers, Board President. “The evidence is clear that full-day kindergarten is much more effective academically than half-day kindergarten. This investment in early childhood education will ensure an equitable and accessible kindergarten program for families across our district.”
Save the Date: Thursday, March 3rd Kindergarten Registration
Boise School District will provide free, full-day kindergarten district-wide beginning next school year (2022-2023 school year). On Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, each elementary school in the District will hold Kindergarten Registration/Open House from approximately 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for incoming kindergarten students.  

Kindergarten Registration is an exciting time and one that is sure to benefit you and your child. 
  • Meet teachers and staff at your child's school
  • Learn how to prepare your child for full-day kindergarten
  • Receive a free Kindergarten Readiness Packet
  • Explore exciting summer learning opportunities
Check your neighborhood school's website for exact Kindergarten Registration/Open House times.
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IDAEYC) offers the following free workshops to prepare children, birth to age five, for school success. READY! for Kindergarten and Boise School District's Community Schools are partnering to bring free parent education workshops for families with children ages 0-5. Space is limited! Sign-up today!
The workshops will be held at the following elementary schools: Koelsch, Morley Nelson, Whitney and Whittier. You do not have to have children at those schools in order to attend. 
Boise School District 2017 Bond Progress
On March 14, 2017, voters in the Boise School District overwhelmingly approved a $172.5 million dollar bond election. Slated to run through 2027, the bond will fund major construction projects across the entire district. Five years in, nearly 80% of the projected work has been completed by more than 300 architects, construction firms and sub-contractors. Thanks to Boise voters, our teachers, students and families will reap the rewards of this investment for years to come.
Boise School District 2017 Bond Progress Video
Now Accepting Applications:
Treasure Valley Mathematics & Science Center
Boise School District’s nationally-recognized Treasure Valley Mathematics & Science Center is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Apply Today!

  • To sign-up for screening, and apply for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the 2022-2023 TVMSC Application  
  • Applications are due Friday, February 18, 2022 
  • In-district students will be screened at their neighborhood schools
  • Out-of-district students will be screened on 2/25/2022 at TVMSC at 10:00 a.m.
  • Review the TVMSC Information and Application Process for more information 
  • Questions? Please feel free to email [email protected] or call at 208-854-6803


  • TVMSC is a magnet school that is offered to interested public, private and home-schooled students in Southwest Idaho 
  • TVMSC is a unique learning community offering a seamless, integrated progression of challenging mathematics, science, research and technology courses for high potential students in multi-age cohorts from 7th through 12th grades  
  • TVMSC’s compacting and integration across subject areas enables content to be covered in greater depth and complexity  
  • TVMSC focuses on student-centered/inquiry-based instruction to create a rich and engaging learning environment
Now Accepting Applications: Montessori Program
Boise School District’s Montessori Program is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.
Apply Today!

About Montessori

  • The mission of Boise School District Montessori Project is to foster self-motivated, responsible, life-long learners by providing an opportunity for elementary school students to meet high academic standards using the Montessori philosophy and methods of education.
Now Enrolling: Winter Community Education
This Winter, Boise School District is excited to once again offer in-person Community Education classes at our three schools, as well as online courses. Choose from more than 200 Community Education personal enrichment classes. Online registration is now open!
Red & Golden Apple Award Recipients
Each month during the school year, the Boise School Board honors deserving teachers and support staff through the District's highest awards program - the Red Apple Award for teachers and the Golden Apple Award for classified employees. To learn who was selected to receive these awards for the month of January 2022, watch the following video.
District Educators Recognized
Boise State’s College of Education and the Lee Pesky Learning Center honored two Boise School District educators with the 11th annual Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching at the University’s winter commencement ceremony on Dec. 18. Jake Miller from North Junior High School and Lisa Sterling from Hillside Junior High School each received the Lee Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching.
Jake Miller
North Junior High School
Lisa Sterling
Hillside Junior High School
Gifts. Passions. Dreams. Possibilities.

Boise School District's Everything's Possible movement shares the dreams, aspirations and experiences of our students and teachers. As a parent, you see your child’s potential. And we see it, too. Everything’s possible.

Come Serve With Us

Do you want to make a positive difference in a student's life? Currently, Boise School District has a number of open positions. Review our current job postings and apply online.
Emergency Broadband Benefit
Emergency Broadband Benefit: The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households can access the Emergency Broadband Benefit that provides a discount up to $50 per month toward broadband service. Learn more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit
Student Device Monitoring 

A reminder to parents that Boise School District provides parents/guardians with the ability to monitor your student’s activity on their District-assigned digital device via the GoGuardian Parent App: 

COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing Information
Boise School District is committed to our COVID-19 Response Plan to ensure we are able to continue to provide five-day-a-week in-person learning. Our COVID-19 Resources and Information website is regularly updated with important information, including a list of vaccine providers for adults and children, COVID-19 testing resources, required mitigation strategies, new quarantine and isolation guidance from CDC and CDH, and positive and presumed positive case data.
Keep In Contact
Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. Learn more and sign-up.

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District has a mobile app to improve communication to you. The app offers emergency alerts and is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Spring High School Graduation Dates
ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted)

  • May 23, 2022, Capital High School
  • May 24, 2022, Timberline High School
  • May 25, 2022, STEP Program (graduation ceremony to be held at South Junior High auditorium; time to be announced)
  • May 25, 2022, Boise High School
  • May 26, 2022, Borah High School

*Spring 2022 graduation ceremonies for Frank Church High School and Boise Online Secondary School will be announced at a later date.
Dates of Interest
  • January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School Pre K-12
  • January 24: Winter Community Education Classes Begin
  • February 18: No School Pre K-12
  • February 21: Presidents' Day - No School Pre K-12
  • March 3: Kindergarten Registration, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ neighborhood elementary schools
  • March 18: End of Third Quarter - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • March 21-25: Spring Break - No School Pre K-12
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