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.
The open enrollment period for the 2018-19 school year was January 8 - February 28, 2018. Any applications received after February 28, 2018 will be automatically placed on the wait list.
To apply to be added to the wait list, please go to https://kindezi.schoolmint.net and fill out an application for your student(s). If you have used SchoolMint before (including for other schools), please sign in. If you have not used SchoolMint before, please sign up. You may sign up with an email or phone number.
The lottery occured on March 8, 2018 and families may view admission or wait list status on SchoolMint. If your student receives admission, please accept or decline the offer in SchoolMint within 48 hours of receiving the offer.
Any student that resides within the Atlanta Public Schools district may attend Kindezi. To confirm your address is in the APS district, you may check here.
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):
- Children of Kindezi employees.
- Siblings* of enrolled students at Kindezi West.
- 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):
- Children of Kindezi employees.
- Siblings* of enrolled students at Kindezi Old Fourth Ward.
- 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 2018-19 tour and informational session schedule is as follows:
|Kindezi at Gideons||Kindezi Old Fourth Ward||Kindezi West|
|November 16, 2018||November 2, 2018||November 13, 2018|
|December 15, 2018||December 7, 2018||December 11, 2018|
|January 25, 2019||January 11, 2019||January 8, 2019|
|February 15, 2019||February 1, 2019||February 12, 2019|
|March 29, 2019||March 1, 2019||March 12, 2019|
|April 19, 2019||April 19, 2019||April 16, 2019|
- All tours at Kindezi at Gideons start at 8:00 am and are held at the Kindezi at Gideons campus (1090 Windsor St. SW Atlanta, GA 30310).
- All tours at Kindezi Old Fourth Ward start at 8:00 am and are held at the Kindezi Old Fourth Ward campus (386 Pine St. NE Atlanta, GA 30308).
- All tours at Kindezi West start at 9:30 am and are held at the Kindezi West campus (286 Wilson Mill Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30331).
Free parking is located around each of our campuses; 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 2019-20 school year is from January 7, 2019 - March 1, 2019.
The link to the enrollment application page will be placed on this page on January 7, 2019. Please fill out the application before March 1, 2019. Applications received after March 1, 2019 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 2019-20 school year will take place on March 7, 2019 at 8:30 am at Kindezi West (286 Wilson Mill Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30331) 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.
Wait listed families are notified 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.
How much does it cost to attend?
As public, non-profit charter schools, Kindezi is free for families. Kindezi does operate low-cost afterschool care for students.
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 2018-19 school calendar.
I applied for enrollment for the current school year. How can I find out the status of my student's application or wait list position?
If you would like to know your student's wait list status or position, please view your application on SchoolMint.
Who should I contact for enrollment questions?
If your primary location choice is West, contact Qianna Smith at 404-802-8251.
If your primary location choice is Old Fourth Ward, contact Kristiana Cox at 404-719-4005.