Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs

Children come first at Northside Independent School District. Nowhere is this more true than in Northside's pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs. Our programs are tailored to the needs of four- and five-year-old children. A good start is the foundation of a good education, and we look forward to partnering with you to see your child through his or her education at Northside. Look here for answers to the following questions, and more:

  • What school will my child attend?
  • Where do I sign my child up for kindergarten or pre-kindergarten?
  • What paperwork do I need to bring for registration?
  • Is my child eligible for pre-kindergarten?
  • What curriculum does Northside use in its pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs?

Kinder Staff

Pat Mesquiti. Instructional Specialist 397-8780
Agda Alderete, Secretary 397-8780
 Kimberly Bundick, Instructional Support Teacher 397-8510

Kinder: General Information

Registration - Kinder Roundup

Kinder Roundup will be held the week of April 6-10, 2015. Find out which school your child should attend by using the NISD School Boundaries Information System, at the boundaries and buses website.

Click here to download the 2015 Kinder Roundup campus schedules.

Documents to Bring

  • certified copy of child's birth certificate (original copy)
  • updated immunization record
  • social security card of child being registered (optional)
  • proof of residence (current or prior month's electric bill, water bill, cable bill or landline phone bill)

Where is my school?

Go to the boundaries and buses page and find out what school your child goes to, or call (210) 397-8589.

School Information

Click here to view a listing of Northside schools.

Student Teacher Ratio


School Hours

7:45 a.m to 2:45 p.m.

Curriculum Components

  • Language Arts and Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Special Classes: computer, art, music and PE

Promotion Requirements

In order to be promoted into first grade, kindergarten students must be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in math.
  • read and comprehend previously unseen text at the ending kindergarten level.
  • demonstrate proficiency on most of the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) by the end of kindergarten, or be expected to do so early in first grade.

Kindergarten Curriculum


  • HSP-Math
  • Math Their Way

Language Arts

  • Texas Journeys - Kindergarten

Science / Social Studies

  • NISD Science / Social Studies Curriculum


Pre-K for SA: City of San Antonio

Please note: Pre-K for SA is a program of the City of San Antonio, not Northside ISD. For complete information the Pre-K for SA Program visit: