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Primary Village North

Welcome to our wonderful early childhood building. Centerville Primary Village North serves the northern part of Centerville / Washington Township. Approximately 550 preschool, kindergarten and first grade students walk through our doors each day! Our staff of over 50 teachers, support staff and assistants is passionate about working with three through seven years olds in a very authentic manner. We believe that young children learn by both discovery and guided learning. We know that children learn best when we activate their minds and bodies in rich and meaningful ways. We welcome you to our school and invite you to come see the amazing things that happen daily at Centerville Primary Village North!

Starting and Ending TImes for Students
Preschool and Kindergarten AM (8:10 - 10:40) PM (12:05 - 2:35)
1st Grade 8:10 - 2:35

Kindergarten Registration

As a parent of a prospective kindergartner, we welcome you to Centerville City Schools for the 2015-2016 school year. If your child will turn 5 before September 30, 2015, you are invited to register your child for kindergarten. Registration will be held on

Wednesday, March 4: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 5: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

All of the following items must be presented/completed at the time of registration.

1. Driver’s license or state issued photo identification of individual enrolling student
2. Student’s certified birth certificate, passport, baptism record or hospital record
3. Completed Student Enrollment Form including Attachments A-D
4. Proof of Residency

  •  Mortgage papers, property tax bill, copy of deed, or documentation from the Montgomery County Auditors website (
  • Current signed lease with landlord’s name, address and telephone number
  • House under construction or purchase agreement
  • Residency Affidavit (if living with another person or subleasing)

5. Proof of Custody

Complete copy of custody papers in cases of legal separation or divorce, the parent who is enrolling the student must present a court ordered custody agreement which indicates the parent enrolling the student is the custodial parent.

Complete copy of court order in the event of a student being court placed with a non-parent (foster placement, relative placement, etc.)

You do not need to bring your child with you to register. Please note: There is no benefit to being at registration early. For working parents, you will miss less work if you come on your lunch break, when there is less of a crowd. Also evening times offer another opportunity outside the work day.

At registration, you will be given the opportunity to choose a time to bring your child in for kindergarten screening. The screening will be held April 27 through May 8. Bring your calendar so that you can choose a time that best meets your schedule.

We look forward to working with your family.

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