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Pre-K in MISD

Mansfield ISD offers both full-day and half-day pre-kindergarten.

Beginning 2020-21, most campuses will offer half-day Pre-K, but full-day Pre-K will be offered at J.L. Boren Elementary (tuition-based campus), Erma Nash Elementary, Nancy Neal Elementary, Annette Perry Elementary and Tarver-Rendon Elementary.

By the 2022-23 school term, ALL pre-kindergarten in MISD will be offered for the full day. 

Pre-K Eligibility Criteria

Mansfield ISD provides free pre-kindergarten to students that meet at least one the following eligibility criteria as outlined by the Texas Education Agency AND offers tuition-based Pre-K for students that do not meet any of the eligibility criteria.

A child who is four (4) years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year is eligible for a pre-kindergarten program if the child meets one of the qualifiers listed below:

  • Unable to speak and comprehend the English language;
  • Economically disadvantaged (qualifies for free or reduced lunches);
  • Homeless (as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a);
  • Child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty (must be on active duty the first day of school);
  • Child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty;
  • Child is, or ever has been, in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing. This also includes children who have been adopted or returned to their parents; or
  • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code

Documentation of eligibility is required upon enrollment. Review the list below for the approved documentation required for each noted eligibility.

Eligibility Reason Required Documentation
Unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language Home Language Survey: Language Assessment
Economically disadvantaged Paycheck stub;
Tax return;
TANF or SNAP Eligibility Number
Homeless Student Services approval
Foster Care Letter from DFPS or CPS
Military Military ID;
Statement of service;
Copy of death certificate;
Copy of Purple Heart orders;
Official letter from commander
Star of Texas Award Certificate of award

For more information about Pre-K or The Academy, please download our Frequently Asked Questions or contact Kristi Cobb, Director of Early Literacy, at KristiCobb@misdmail.org or 817-299-7650.

MISD Tuition-Based Pre-K Program

Children who are four (4) years old on or before September 1 of the current school year and who do not qualify for either the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) or the free federally-funded pre-kindergarten program, are eligible to enroll in MISD's Tuition-Based Pre-K Program.

Mansfield ISD currently offers the tuition-based pre-kindergarten program at J.L. Boren Elementary and The Academy for Early Learners. There are limited seats for this program and an application is required to attend.


  • J.L. Boren Elementary (1401 Country Club Drive, Mansfield, TX 76063)
  • Dr. Sarah K. Jandrucko Academy for Early Learners (7811 S. Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76002)


  • Boren Elementary | Full Day - 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • The Academy | Half Day - 8 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. OR 12:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


  • Application/Holding Fee - $100 (NOTE: This fee is due at the time of registration and will be applied toward the first month's tuition.)
  • Full-Day Tuition - $700/month ($6,300/year)

  • Half-Day Tuition - $350/month ($3,150/year)

Tuition payment is due the first day of every month during the school term (September - May).

Application Window / Enrollment Timeline

The application window for the 2020-21 school term is now closed.

Tuition-Based PreK FAQs

For more information, please download our Tuition-Based Pre-K Program Frequently Asked Questions