Windermere Kindergarten Program

Windermere Elementary School is excited to welcome the Upper Arlington Class of 2036 in the fall of 2023! Founded in 1958, Windermere offers our K-5 elementary curriculum to students living within the Windermere attendance area — approximately bounded by Lane Road on the north, Reed and Fishinger Roads on the east, Ridgecliff and Wickliffe Roads on the south, and Route 33 on the west.

Upper Arlington Schools is proud to offer an all-day kindergarten program at all five elementary schools, including Windermere Elementary School. Our all-day kindergarten program builds on the high-quality academic program offered in the Upper Arlington Schools. All-day kindergarten better meets the needs of our developing learners so that they are able to learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally. The full-day program provides more time to develop students’ skills in the core academic areas while also maintaining our focus on developing the whole child through social and emotional learning and growth.


Windermere Elementary School will offer a virtual kindergarten information night on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at our school building to provide families with more information about the kindergarten program and registration process.


Children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2023, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2023-2024 school year.  

The kindergarten registration window will open on Monday, February 13, 2023. We encourage families to complete the registration process between Monday, February 13 and Friday, March 24, 2023, for staffing and planning purposes.

Please visit our kindergarten registration website to learn more about upcoming kindergarten information nights, the registration process and what documents to prepare now before registration begins.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS - August 7 and 8, 2023

Kindergarten screenings are an opportunity for us to learn more about your child as a learner and a new member of our school community. Screenings for new Windermere kindergarten students will be held on August 7 and 8, 2023. You will receive more information about how to sign up for the screening date and time later this spring.

The Windermere Way

At Windermere, we are respectful, responsible and ready to learn. That's the Windermere Way. You can watch the video below for more about Windermere and the Windermere Way from students, staff members and community members.


At Windermere Elementary School, our school day is from 8:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. For our incoming kindergarten students, the school day will be structured to support them as they adjust to a full-day learning program. The school day will be built around the learning blocks for the core content areas - math, reading, writing, science/social studies - with time for play and “brain breaks” woven in throughout the day. Students will have time to work with teachers individually or in small groups to support their learning and reinforce or extend where needed.  Each week, students will also have a related arts block that rotates between music, art and PE.

Our school

The new Windermere Elementary School opened for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. These new and modern learning spaces are supporting our students as they develop the skills necessary to serve, lead and succeed. 


The health office is a very friendly place for students at Windermere Elementary School. We are here for Windermere students, to help them with their medical needs as well as helping them adjust to the school environment.  There is a registered nurse assigned to the health clinic each day during school hours.


Please visit our District Health Office and Forms page to access needed health forms and our Windermere Health Office page for additional information about our services.

Additional Resources

District Map and Attendance Boundaries — Please review our attendance boundaries map for the approximate attendance boundaries of our elementary schools. To confirm your address is in the Upper Arlington school district or to inquire about your attendance area, please email [email protected] or call 614-487-5000.

District School Year Calendars — You can find the upcoming school year calendar and future school year calendars here.

Fee and Lunch Payments (SPS EZPay) — You can find instructions on how to sign up for SPS EZPay to pay school fees and add money to your student's lunch account online. Please note that any families of students who are new to the district for the upcoming school year will be able to sign up for SPS EZPay beginning on August 1.

Prior to kindergarten most children can ...  — This webpage walks through common skills for incoming kindergarteners and how you can encourage those skills at home.

School-Age Child Care — The Upper Arlington Schools SACC program is designed to be a link between school and home for elementary students in the Upper Arlington Schools. Programs are conveniently located at our elementary buildings for easy transition for your child from the school day into the program.  Please access our SACC webpage for more information about registering for SACC.

Windermere PTO — The Windermere PTO helps support educational learning and programs that enhance student lives and facilitate community involvement for students and families.
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Contact information

Windermere Elementary School
4101 Windermere Road
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
Phone: (614) 487-5060
Fax: (614) 487-5161

Julie Nolan

Maria Bernon

Katie O'Keefe
School Counselor

Janice Walsh, BSN, RN, LSN
School Nurse

Teresa Marohn
Special Education Coordinator

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