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Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK)

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Late applications will be processed in time/date order of receipt.  Enrollment offers will be made to the closest school with space available.

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Families that completed the UTK Pre-Enrollment Form between February 1 and February 28, 2023 will be notified by the school sites on or after April 3, 2023 to complete the enrollment process.  Where space is available, Choice students will also be offered enrollment.




Universal Transitional Kindergarten is a new grade level preceding Kindergarten and it is open to all pupils turning 4 by September 1.  Parents may contact their neighborhood school directly to inquire about space availability at their resident school for 2022-2023 UTK enrollment. If space is not available, please contact Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options (NSEO) at 619-260-2410 to find a seat at the nearest school site with space availability. 




  • The District also offers a Part-Day Early Learning Program at 17 school sites and an Extended-Day Early Learning Program at Central Elementary for 3 and 4-year old children for qualifying families.
  • Children who turn 5 years old on or by September 1 are age-eligible for Kindergarten and will not be enrolled in UTK.





  • Students born between September 2, 2018 and September 1, 2019
  • San Diego Unified resident students

Note: Students must be 4 years old by September 1 to be eligible for UTK.






  • San Diego Unified Resident Students
  • Date of Birth


  • Priority Choice Students (In-District)
    1. Siblings
    2. Children of Site Employees
  • Overflow List
  • Choice Students - No Sibling (In-District)
  • Out-of-District Students








  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residence
  • Up-to-date Immunization
  • IEP, if applicable




The UTK PARENT WORKSHOPS were held via Zoom on the following dates:

  • January 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • January 19, 2023 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am

To learn more, please read the

Parent Guide for UTK Enrollment 2023-2024





FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)




To learn more about the Universal Transitional Kindergarten, please read the UTK FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

SDUSD strongly urges parents to ensure their child is fully potty-trained before attending UTK. Please read the Potty Training Guide.




Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) is offered at all San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) Elementary and K-8 schools with the exception of Language Academy, Logan Memorial Education Campus, Mt Everest and Virtual Academy.

List of UTK School Sites for School Year 2023-2024

Map of UTK School Sites for School Year 2023-2024






Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options

Phone:  (619) 260-2410

Email[email protected]

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm