Pre-K Update Due to School Closure

LCS is still accepting pre-kindergarten applications for the 2020-21 school year; however, due to Governor Northam’s mandatory school closure as a result of COVID-19, the process has been modified for the spring of 2020. Families can print an application from our website or pick one up at one of our command centers from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Our command centers are Heritage High School, E. C. Glass High School, Dunbar Middle School, and Linkhorne Middle School. These command centers are safe, no contact, pick up centers for you to bring your completed application or obtain one to fill out. Completed applications can also be mailed to 915 Court St., Lynchburg, VA 24504.

All Virginia children, regardless of background or zip code, are capable of and deserve to enter kindergarten ready.

Why Pre-Kindergarten Works

Strengthening early childhood experiences can help prepare more Virginia children for kindergarten.

  • Children in LCS Pre-Kindergarten program are cared for and taught by knowledgeable licensed teachers and staff with skills to support their development and learning.
  • Pre-kindergarten focuses on the necessary literacy, math, self-regulation, and social skills needed to be successful when entering kindergarten.
  • Children are encouraged and taught in ways that are fun and exciting which can stimulate an excitement for learning!

Who May Apply – Lynchburg City Schools Pre-Kindergarten Program

  • LCS Pre-Kindergarten applications are accepted for children who will be four years old on or before September 30, 2020.
  • Parents of children who are residents of the city of Lynchburg.

How to Apply

  • Complete the 2020-21 Pre-Kindergarten Application (Español) and return it to one of the following locations:
    • In person at any LCS elementary school, the LCS Administration Building, or the Lyn-CAG  Head Start program
    • By mail or fax to:

      Ms. Renee Anderson
      Pre-K Coordinator
      2401 High Street
      Lynchburg, VA  24504
      Fax: (434) 522-2323

  • Applications are available online or at one of the following locations:
    • LCS elementary schools
    • LCS Administration Building
    • Hutcherson Early Learning Center
    • Community Access Network
    • Johnson's Health Clinic
    • Head Start Centers
    • Lynchburg City Parks and Recreation
    • Lynchburg Community Action Group
    • Lynchburg Public Library

Selection Process – Lynchburg City Schools Pre-Kindergarten

  • Only children who will be 4 years old on or before September 30, 2020 will be screened.
  • Once applications are received, parents/guardians will be contacted to schedule an appointment for the Pre-Kindergarten screening; after openings are filled, parents/guardians may still apply and eligible children will be placed on a wait list.
  • Acceptance is based on meeting one or more criteria set by the state and LCS Pre-Kindergarten screening process.
  • Parents/Guardians of accepted students will receive a letter via the U.S. mail.

Selection Process – Lynchburg City Schools Pre-Kindergarten

Lynchburg City Schools has Pre-Kindergarten classrooms at the following locations:

  • Hutcherson Early Learning Center
  • Paul Munro Elementary
  • R. S. Payne Elementary

School placement is based on the parents' or guardians' home address or childcare program address provided during the screening . If your child's home address or childcare location changes during the school year, please notify your child's school immediately. 

Once accepted to the Lynchburg City Schools Pre-Kindergarten program you will need to provide the following information at the beginning of the school year:

Lynchburg City Schools can help you get this information. Contact any Lynchburg City elementary school for forms and information. Direct any questions regarding this information to Ms. Renee Anderson, Pre-K Coordinator, at or (434) 515-5180.