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Welcome to the Catawba County Schools Family!

Your child is about to begin an amazing adventure where they will meet new friends, learn from dedicated educators, and start building the foundation for a world-class education. As you get to know our staff you will see that they are passionate about children and learning and they bring that spirit to the classroom every day.


Our youngest students’ adventure starts with either the Traditional Pathway OR the Spanish Immersion Pathway where your student will learn all the NC Standards... just in Spanish!

  • The Traditional English Language pathway is available at all 16 of our elementary schools
    • Click here to determine to which school your student is assigned based on your address.

  • The Spanish Immersion program is available at two elementary schools - St. Stephens Elementary and Sherrills Ford Elementary
    • If you are interested in the Spanish Immersion program at either of our schools, please click here for more information. Please note: You do not have to be assigned to either school to apply; any student may apply.
Your young student will enjoy a comprehensive education in reading, math, writing, art, music, physical education, and media literacy/technology — the perfect recipe for a blue ribbon education!  There are so many exciting things happening in Catawba County Schools that will have a positive impact on your kindergarten student. Feel confident that your student will: 
  • Be in a nurturing environment while exploring academic and social/emotional learning through demonstrations and interactive learning stations
  • Explore the interactive world of Letterland, a fantastic story-based phonics program, and authentic texts to bring foundational literacy skills to life
  • Gain foundational literacy skills through the interactive world of Letterland, a fantastic story-based phonics program
  • Acquire number knowledge and fluency through guided lessons and hands-on experiences
  • Utilize the latest technology including Chromebooks, iPads, robots, and more, to further enhance traditional classroom instruction
  • Benefit from flexible seating in many classrooms so students can move around while learning
  • Engage in a well-rounded education with art, music, and physical education classes taught by talented licensed specialists
  • Have access to extensive special education services that help ensure ALL students thrive
  • Enjoy a hot, nutritious breakfast and lunch available every day
We also offer an outstanding extended day program for before- and/or after-school care called "Quest" Click here to learn more about QUEST.

Please take a minute to click through each tab at the top of this page to familiarize yourself with the Kindergarten registration process. We encourage you to attend the Parent Orientations scheduled at your neighborhood school where you can register your child, take a tour, meet the Principal, as well as our outstanding kindergarten teachers. 

If you cannot find the answers to your questions on this website, please feel to contact your school directly or Shelly Black, Director of Elementary Education, at (828) 464-8333.

Also, if you haven't already, we invite you to connect with us on Facebook to see just some of the awesome things we are doing here in your school district: www.facebook.com/catawbacountyschools

Welcome to Catawba County Schools and congratulations to you and your child for taking the first step into a great future!

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