Registering for School

Welcome to the Bellevue School District. We serve about 18,000 students in 28 schools. Our students live in Bellevue and the smaller surrounding communities of Clyde Hill, Medina, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and Beaux Arts, plus portions of Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond and unincorporated King County. The following steps will provide you with all the information and forms you need to register your child.

Please note that registration is done at your neighborhood school.

Summer Registration for New Students

July 6 - August 14
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bellevue School District
Education Service Center (ESC)

12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005 (map)

You may register any student new to Bellevue entering grades K-12, for any school. Information for gifted testing, ELL testing, meetings for students with IEPs, summer reading assignments, and more will be available.

Directions from I-405 (north or southbound):
Take the NE 8th Avenue East exit.  Go east to 120th NE.  Take a right on 120th Ave.  Continue straight until road curves 90 degrees to right.  Just prior to the curve is an entrance on the left to the Eastridge Business Park (four glass buildings).  Turn left here and proceed up the hill.  Once at the top of the hill turn left.  The Bellevue ESC is the last glass building on the east end of the parking lot.  

Are you new to the district and is your child bilingual?

All students registering in Washington state are screened with the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA) to determine if English Language Learner services should be provided.

WELPA testing is scheduled when you register your student at the school or with the summer registrar.  New Middle and High School students will be tested at the district office after August 18.  If you have questions please call 425-456-4135 or email

Step 1 - Documents

Please bring the following documents with you when registering your child:

  • Birth certificate or passport for students entering kindergarten, first grade or coming from outside the USA (Required).
  • IEP and current evaluation (if your child is in special education) OR a 504 plan OR Individual Health Plan. (if your child has one).
  • For grades 1-8: the most recent report card
  • For grades 9-12: the most recent report card and/or transcripts of classes completed

Contact Us

12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

District Office:
(425) 456-4000

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm