Walter Hill Elementary School

Skip to main content
Main Menu Toggle

Voluntary Pre-K Applications


The Voluntary Pre-K initiative provides Tennessee's four-year-old children—with an emphasis on four year olds who are at-risk—an opportunity to develop school readiness skills (pre-academic and social skills).

Voluntary Pre-K classes promote a high-quality academic environment, which fosters the love and joy of learning and promotes success in kindergarten and throughout the child's life.

Rutherford County Schools offer 15 Voluntary Pre-K programs, with the majority of classrooms being housed in the Smyrna/Lavergne area of the county. Each classroom is staffed by a certified teacher and educational assistant and has seats for 20 students.

Student must be 4 years of age by August 15 of the current school year and live in Rutherford County.
Registration remains open online or at any of the VPK school locations for the current school year. VPK is currently at capacity, but future students will be placed on a waiting list.

Registration for the 2021-22 school year will open April 12, 2021. You may pick up a paper application at Eagleville, John Colemon, Kittrell or Walter Hill Schools, or there will be an application link available on the Rutherford County website on April 12, 2021.

Registration is not considered complete until the following documents have been submitted with application:
Birth certificate (mother's copy NOT accepted)
Current Immunization record (including indication of physical)
Proof of income
Proof of residency
Priority placement goes to students who fall under the following guidelines:
*Family meets poverty level income guidelines
*English is second language in the home
*Other high priority/at risk situations (ward of the state, deceased/incarcerated parent, etc).