Why Enroll at La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools?

Welcome to La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools, where we have unique and dynamic programs and instructional pathways to engage and inspire all children! La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is proud to serve our students and families with caring teachers and staff members and innovative instruction.

In addition to robust and caring neighborhood schools with award-winning teachers and programs, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is also proud to offer academies with specialty programs to enhance each child’s strengths and unique interests. Learn about our all of our enrollment options below.

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Enrolling Your Child in School

To enroll your child, please click the “Enroll Now” button above. You may enroll anytime after February 1 for the upcoming school year. Proof of legal age is required for children entering kindergarten (or first grade if the child is not attending kindergarten). Contact the school or Student Supports for more specific information.   

Items needed to upload to the online registration:

  • Original birth certificate, passport, or hospital certificate
  • Original immunization records
  • Two proofs of residence (utility bill, driver’s license, DMV Personal Identification Card, deed to a home or closing escrow papers, copy of receipt of current San Diego County property tax bill, rental agreement including registered owner and renter’s signatures, military housing orders, or correspondence from a government agency)


Click the headings below for more information about enrollment and transfers:

Kindergarten & TK

For the 2023-2024 school year, Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classrooms will be located on every elementary school campus. New TK students should enroll at their school of residence, or apply for an Intra-district or inter-district transfer if they wish to attend a school other than their school of residence.

All students that are currently enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) on an Intra-district or Inter-district transfer must complete a new transfer for their Kindergarten year if they wish to stay at their current school,  or attend a school other than their school of residence for their Kindergarten year.

Middle School Academies

Academies serve as designated middle schools of residence for students in grades 7-8. Starting the 2023-2024 school year, all middle schools/academies (La Mesa Arts Academy, Spring Valley Academy, STEAM Academy, Parkway Sports and Health Science Academy) will offer enrollment to 6th grade students. Families will have the option of maintaining enrollment at their elementary school for 6th grade, or completing a transfer request to attend 6th grade at a middle school/academy. Transfers will be approved based on space availability at each site. Students in grades 7-8 for whom the academy is their school of residence, and who apply during the open enrollment period, will be given priority placement. Click here for more information about our middle school academies.

Transfers & Open Enrollment

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Open enrollment is available to pupils whose parents or guardians currently reside within District attendance areas and to pupils who have otherwise established residence pursuant to provisions of Education Code 48204 or 48209. This policy allows parents to select the District school they wish their child to attend regardless of their school of residency. Requests for admission are based on a random, unbiased selection process, and space availability. See our School Transfers FAQ here: English | Spanish

Applications for transfers for all school sites will be accepted between December 1, 2022 and February 15, 2023. All applications received during the open enrollment window (December 1, 2022 to February 15, 2023) will be eligible for first consideration of placement based on the priorities specified in board policy. Requests made after February 15, 2023, shall be processed in the order they are received. Your child must enroll and attend the school of residence for the 2023-2024 school year until a transfer application is approved. Failure to do so may result in your child being considered truant.  Transfer status will be sent to you via email.

If your student is moving from elementary school to middle school in our district, and is currently on a transfer, you must complete a new transfer to attend a middle school if the middle school you are requesting to attend is not their school of residence. All students who reside outside of LMSV’s boundaries must complete a new transfer request for middle school. 


INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFERS – For students that live within the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District boundaries.

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers students the option of attending a school other than their designated school of residency. The district’s intra-district attendance policy allows parents/guardians of children residing within the district the opportunity to select the school they wish their child to attend, pending space availability. Use this form to submit your intra-district transfer application online:

Intra-District Transfer Application English | Spanish


INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFERS – For students that live outside the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District boundaries.

Inter-district transfer applications must be submitted via email to transfers@lmsvschools.org or in person at 4750 Date Ave in La Mesa. Transfer applications will be available at your district of residence (and are linked below) and must be completed and signed by your home district before you can submit a transfer to La Mesa-Spring Valley. Requests will be approved if the reason for the request is within the regulations outlined on the reverse of the transfer form and as long as space is available at the requested school.

Inter-District Transfer Application (PDF)English | Spanish


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Student Supports Department at (619) 668-5700 or send us an email at transfers@lmsvschools.org

You'll Love It Here!

  • Award-Winning, Tuition-Free Neighborhood Schools
  • All-Day Kindergarten Offered at all Schools
  • Engaging Before and After School Care Offered at all Schools
  • Exemplary Staff Dedicated to Educating, Supporting, and Nurturing ALL Children
  • Innovative Educational Programs and Academies Including:
    • Arts and Music Education
    • Spanish Language Immersion
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM)
    • Online, Home School, and Blended Learning Programs
  • World-Class Physical Education Facilities

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