Enroll

This page only applies to the enrollment procedures for Kindezi West and Kindezi Old Fourth Ward. If you are interested in enrolling in Kindezi at Gideons, please see the Kindezi at Gideons enrollment page

2017-18 Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year was from February 1, 2017- March 31, 2017. You may still apply for 2017-18 enrollment using the application links below, but please note that any applications received after March 31, 2017 are automatically placed on the wait list.

If you would like to know your student's wait list status or position, please call the front office of the school you applied to:

West: 404-802-8251

Old Fourth Ward: 404-719-4005

Enrollment Applications:

Kindezi Old Fourth Ward Application

Kindezi West Application

2018-19 Enrollment

For enrollment in the 2018-19 school year, we will be using the SchoolMint platform for receiving applications and performing the lottery. More information is to come about how to access this site and apply.

The open enrollment period for the 2018-19 school year will be January 8 - February 28, 2018. Any applications received after February 28, 2018 will be automatically placed on the wait list.

The public lottery will be held on March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Kindezi Old Fourth Ward (386 Pine St. NE Atlanta, GA 30308) in the Media Center. Attendance to the public lottery is not mandatory and results from the lottery will be posted on the SchoolMint platform after the lottery is complete. 

Eligibility

Any student that resides with the Atlanta Public Schools district may attend Kindezi. To confirm your address is in the APS district, you may check here.

Enrollment Priorities

If Kindezi receives more applicants than there are spaces available, a public lottery is run to determine which student(s) will receive the open seat(s). Kindezi offers priority enrollment to students who meet one or more of the priority qualifications, which are detailed below. 

For The Kindezi School West, there are three categories in which a student is given priority (in order of priority):

  1. Children of Kindezi employees.
  2. Siblings* of enrolled students.
  3. Students who are zoned for Walter White Elementary (see map here).

For The Kindezi School at Old Fourth Ward, there are three categories in which a student is given priority (in order of priority):

  1. Children of Kindezi employees.
  2. Siblings* of enrolled students.
  3. Students that reside within the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, as outlined with a black line on this map. Students must reside within the black outline on the map to receive preference.

*For enrollment purposes, a sibling is defined as having one common parent or guardian.

Tours and Informational Sessions

We understand that choosing a public charter school for your child is a major decision and we are happy to show you around our school and answer your questions.

The 2017-18 tour and informational session schedule is as follows:

Kindezi at Gideons Kindezi Old Fourth Ward Kindezi West
September 29, 2017 at 8:00 am September 8, 2017 at 8:00 am September 5, 2017 at 9:30 am
October 27, 2017 at 8:00 am

October 13, 2017 at 8:00 am

October 10, 2017 at 9:30 am
November 17, 2017 at 8:00 am November 10, 2017 at 8:00 am November 7, 2017 at 9:30 am
December 15, 2017 at 8:00 am December 8, 2017 at 8:00 am December 5, 2017 at 9:30 am
January 26, 2018 at 8:00 am January 12, 2018 at 8:00 am January 9, 2018 at 9:30 am
February 23, 2018 at 8:00 am February 9, 2018 at 8:00 am February 6, 2018 at 9:30 am
March 30, 2018 at 8:00 am March 9, 2018 at 8:00 am March 6, 2018 at 9:30 am
April 27, 2018 at 8:00 am May 11, 2017 at 8:00 am March 27, 2018 at 9:30 am
May 18, 2018 at 8:00 am   May 1, 2018 at 9:30 am

Tours and Informational sessions are held at each school's campus:

  • Kindezi at Gideons: 897 Welch St. SW Atlanta, GA 30310
  • Kindezi Old Fourth Ward: 386 Pine St. NE Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Kindezi West: 286 Wilson Mill Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30331

Free parking is located around the school and in the school parking lot; however, please do not park in the fire/carpool lane. When you arrive, you can proceed to the front office to check in.

How to Enroll

The open enrollment period for the 2018-19 school year is from January 8, 2018-February 28, 2018.

An enrollment application (through SchoolMint) will be placed on this page on January 8, 2018. Please fill out the application before February 28, 2018. Applications received after February 28, 2018 will be automatically placed on the wait list.

Parents may fill out an enrollment application for their student for both locations. Although unlikely, if the child is admitted into both schools during the lottery, the parent must decide and register the student at their preferred school location by the registration end date.

Lottery & Wait List

The lottery for enrollment in the 2018-19 school year will take place on March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Kindezi Old Fourth Ward (386 Pine St. NE Atlanta, GA 30308) in the Media Center. Attendance to the lottery is not mandatory and results from the lottery will be posted on the SchoolMint platform after the lottery.

A Kindezi School representative will contact you after the lottery if you have received admission or were placed high on the wait list. The registration paperwork must be turned in by the registration end date to secure a spot. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide Kindezi the current phone number, email address, and mailing address.

Wait listed families are notified via phone call when a space becomes available, and will have 48 hours to respond to secure that space. We continue to fill spaces throughout the school year.

Please note that the wait list terminates prior to the lottery drawing for the following year. So if you would like to be entered into the lottery for enrollment in the following year, you must fill out a new application for the new school year. 

FAQ

How much does it cost to attend?
As public, non-profit charter schools, Kindezi is free for families. Thanks to a dramatic re-prioritization of expenditures, Kindezi is able to direct the majority of funding toward putting more teachers in classrooms without charging tuition or fees for regular academic hours. Studios and afterschool tutoring are also free of cost to families. Kindezi does operate low-cost afterschool care for students who do not participate in studios or tutoring or for those students whose parents must pick them up later.

Where are the Kindezi Schools located?
There are two Kindezi School charter locations:
West: 286 Wilson Mill Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30331
Old Fourth Ward: 386 Pine St. NE Atlanta, GA 30308

Are uniforms required?
Yes. Uniform polos, khakis, and black closed-toe shoes are required. Uniform polos are available for purchase for a small fee. 

When does school start?
You may view school start, end, and holiday dates on the 2017-18 school calendar.

Who should I contact for enrollment questions or to update my contact information?
If your primary location choice is West, contact Qianna Smith at 404-802-8251.
If your primary location choice is Old Fourth Ward, contact Valentina Zaakkaheildevachetia at 404-719-4005.