Licensed Kindergartens

If a child comes to enroll in a public school kindergarten, the first grade, or the second grade, the age requirements for public school is set in Subsection 6 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 392.040. The law states that for kindergarten the child must be 5 by September 30th and for the first grade the child must be 6 by September 30th. For a child to enroll in the second grade within the public schools of Nevada the child must be 7 years old by September 30th of the school year and the child must have completed kindergarten and first grade. There are no exceptions to the age requirement except for students who became residents of Nevada after they have completed kindergarten or first grade in another state that allows an earlier attendance age than Nevada. It is noted that the NRS only defines minimum age requirements for kindergarten, first grade and second grade. (The entire law is available on the Nevada State Legislature website.)