Pre-K Tuition Based Lottery

  To apply for 2023-2024 tuition based pre-k  wait list, please COMPLETE THIS FORM. This form is only for those students that will be tuition based. You will be notified when your child has a seat.

If you meet state qualifications for tuition, do not apply here. State qualifier applications will open in April. Please check back at that time.

If you are wanting to register for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact us at [email protected].

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Please email [email protected] for registration or program questions you may have.


GCISD offers high-quality, full-day Pre-Kindergarten programs at nine elementary schools. Each classroom has a fully-certified teacher and teaching assistant that provide developmentally appropriate instruction that is exciting and engaging for our students. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1 of the school year to be eligible. If children are 5 years old on or before September 1, they qualify for Kindergarten.

There are two ways families may take advantage of GCISD's Pre-Kindergarten opportunity.

STATE-FUNDED PRE-K for GCISD Zoned Students (En español)
Students can qualify for state-based Pre-K if they meet one of the following criteria:
1. Their home language is something other than English.
2. They are currently, or have been, in foster care.
3. The family meets income criteria.
4. Parents serve in the military.

If you think your child meets one of these criteria, call the GCISD Language Assessment Center at 817-251-5231 or email [email protected].

In addition to the state-funded Pre-K, we also offer a tuition-based Pre-K program for students who do not qualify for state-funded Pre-K. Tuition programs are offered in the following elementary schools: Bear Creek, Bransford, Colleyville, Grapevine, Heritage, O.C. Taylor, Silver Lake and Timberline.

To learn more about this opportunity see the Tuition Based Pre-K Section of our website, email us at [email protected] or call 817-251-5944.


7:40 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
The Pre-K program follows the GCISD Instructional Calendar. Check with your campus for information on Meet the Teacher and other exciting events.


All GCISD Pre-K teachers are certified by the Texas Education Agency and receive professional development throughout the year.


Adult to student ration will not exceed 1:11
Maximum number of students is 22


The district will follow the State of Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines with a robust scope and sequence designed with GCISD Students in mind. Pre-K is an academic program with a goal of kindergarten readiness. Some of the curriculum resources used are Learning Without Tears, STEMscopes and Opening the World of Learning.


Bear Creek Elementary
Bransford Elementary
Colleyville Elementary
Dove Elementary
Grapevine Elementary
Heritage Elementary
O.C. Taylor Elementary
Silver Lake Elementary
Timberline Elementary


If you have any questions, feel free to call 817-251-5944 or email us at [email protected]