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Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK)


Start learning with us beginning at age 4!


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 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. 


Note:  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.


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




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

Note:  Children who turn 5 years old on or by September 1 are age-eligible for Kindergarten and will not be enrolled in UTK.


List of UTK School Sites for School Year 2022-2023

Map of UTK School Sites for School Year 2022-2023



Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options

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