Thank you for your interest in the Murfreesboro City Schools Preschool Program. If you wish to apply for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year, please email for details.

(Download the Pre-K Student Application Instructions)

2023-24 School Year Information

The MCS Pre-K program is funded by a grant for low income or at-risk children. We serve four-year old children who are zoned for a city school.

  • • Children must be 4 years old by August 15, 2023.
  • • Children must live within the Murfreesboro city limits.
  • • Transportation is not provided for Pre-K students.

Eligibility and tentative placements will be determined following the completion of the application process. You will receive a letter on or before July 1st letting you know about your child’s acceptance. If you have specific concerns or questions, you may email

Our Pre-K classrooms will be located in several schools for the 2023-2024 school year, however location of classrooms is tentative and will depend on space available. Locations of classrooms and hours of the program will not be finalized until school begins in August.

Applications will be accepted each Wednesday beginning April 19th through May 24th at the MCS Central Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. They will also be accepted May 10th and May 24th from 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Language translators are available each Wednesday for assistance.

Please bring the following to apply for Pre-K:

1. Proof of income  – 1 month of current pay stubs (4 if paid weekly, 2 if bi-weekly),  2022 W2,  2022 tax return, or public assistance verification like SNAP may also be submitted.

2. Proof of your address.  The only documentation that will be accepted is copy of an electric, water, gas bill or lease with the parent’s name and the service address on it. These bills may be no more than 45 days old. An affidavit will need to be completed if the utility bill is not in the parent’s name.

3. Copy of Official Birth Certificate.

4. Completed Application.

(Download the VPK Student Application English)

(Download the VPK Student Application Spanish)

(Download the VPK Student Application Arabic)

A TN Certificate of Immunization and proof of a physical will be required if your child’s application is approved.  If you already have your child’s immunization record, please submit a copy with your application.  If you do not have a current form, you may want to make any necessary appointments.

Applications can be picked up at the MCS district office or printed from the link above.

If your address, phone number, or email changes, please send the updated information to

Did You Know?

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****  Integrated Preschool is separate from PreK. This information is not intended for the Integrated Preschool Classroom. For further information regarding the Integrated Preschool contact the Special Education Department.