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How to apply for the registration lottery:  A lottery application must be completed and submitted to Nampa School District Preschool for all students interested in attending our program. Students must be 3 years of age to begin in our program. Apply here beginning March 25th.


When to Apply: NSD Preschool will begin accepting lottery applications for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, March 25th. The application window closes on Friday, May 14th, at 11:59 p.m. The lottery will be conducted on May 15th, with offers for enrollment completed by May 22nd. The lottery gives priority to students living within the Nampa School District boundaries.


Lottery Process: The selection process for NSD Preschool is conducted by a priority lottery.


  • First Priority: Applicants that have proof of residence within the boundaries of Endeavor, Snake River, and Central elementary schools.
  • Second Priority: Children of full-time NSD Preschool employees. 
  • Third Priority: Applicants that reside within the Nampa School District boundaries.
  • Fourth Priority: Applicants that reside outside of the Nampa School District boundaries.


Offers for Enrollment: All students that secure placement during the lottery will receive an email and/or a certified letter from NSD Preschool providing an 'Offer of Enrollment.'  Offers of enrollment must be accepted within the dates provided in the email and/or letter. If no response is received within the specified time frame, the student’s name will be moved to the bottom of the enrollment or waiting list. Students who do not secure placement during the lottery will be placed on the waiting list and will be contacted if a space becomes available.


Waiting List:  Students not selected for placement will be placed on a waiting list by age.