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Welcome to Shaker Heights Schools!

The Shaker Heights Schools curriculum emphasizes a global outlook and takes advantage of our community's rich history of cultural diversity, preparing every student for life at college, in the workplace and beyond. We invite you to learn more about us! If you haven't already, schedule a tour, review the Enrollment Checklist below, then begin the online process to enroll your student. Parents and guardians may submit all required forms electronically by computer or mobile phone. 

Online Enrollment Process

Please follow the Enrollment Checklist below. Click on each menu item to expand for more information.


Parents and/or legal guardians must reside within the Shaker Heights City School District for their children to attend the Shaker schools.

Consult the school district map to make sure your home is within the District. The school attendance laws of the State of Ohio are strictly enforced. If you are unsure whether your child is eligible to attend the Shaker schools, please call the Registration Office at (216) 295-4324 or send an e-mail to Tracy Williams.

Enroll Your Student

To register your student(s), please select the link for the appropriate school year and follow the steps listed below.

  1. Click Create Account
  2. Create a profile to use with the PowerSchool System. The email you provide will be used for communication throughout the enrollment process and school year.
  3. Add student information as listed on birth certificate
  4. Select "Next" on Introduction page, and enter the information requested by the online forms. Note: Required fields are marked as "Required," and Shaker Heights City School District will receive the data exactly as it is entered. Please be careful of spelling, capitalization and punctuation.
  5. On the "Summary" page, check your data before proceeding to Submit. Select "Submit."
  6. On the submission confirmation page you will have the opportunity to print out a copy of your registration to keep for your records. Note: Once the form is electronically submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.
  7. Complete this process for each new enrollee in your family.
  8. Sign up for a virtual appointment slot.  

Your Appointment by Phone

Please be ready for your phone call to begin at its scheduled time. Please note:
  • All submitted, required documentation and completed forms will be reviewed.
  • New families will be provided with important information and resources regarding Shaker Heights Schools.

Required Documents

To register your child, along with proofs of residency, please provide following documents:
  • A certified copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport
  • Complete immunization record
  • For Preschool Program Enrollees ONLY: In place of the Immunization Record, incoming preschoolers must have the Preschooler Physician Report completed by the child’s pediatrician. That form can be found HERE.   
  • Three items as proof of your residence within the Shaker Heights City School District (see below)
  • Withdrawal forms from previous school, if applicable
  • Divorce, custody or guardianship documents, if applicable
  • Parent or guardian's photo ID  
  • Current special education records: must have IEP, MFE, or 504 plan, if applicable
  • International students: an official, translated and notarized transcript is also required

Proof of Residence

Three items from the list below must be provided as proof of the parent/guardian's residence upon the enrollment of any child into the School District. Listed below are documents that can be used for this purpose.

One item must be:
  • A Certificate of Occupancy for any two-family or single-home rental, and/or
  • A current signed lease, mortgage verification, or signed purchase agreement
Two additional proofs of residence may include:
  • A current utility bill showing the name and address of the parent/guardian
  • Income or employment verification
  • Tax correspondence
  • Home, rental, health or car insurance
  • Verification from a bank or other financial institution
If you move to a new address at any time during your child’s enrollment in the District, it is your responsibility to inform school officials of your new address and bring proof of residency to the Registration Office.

Preschool Program Information

The Shaker Heights City School District offers high-quality early childhood programming intended to meet the needs of our community. The Early Childhood Program is looking for Peer Models for the 2024 - 2025 school year. Children who reside in the Shaker Heights City School District and are between the ages of 3 (by August 1) and 5 years of age are eligible for enrollment. For more information on the Early Childhood Program, and an application to have your child screened, click here.

Kindergarten Eligibility

Ohio law requires that all children complete a formal kindergarten program. Children who are five years old on or before September 30 are eligible to attend kindergarten.
Early Entrance to Kindergarten: If your child does not meet the age requirements (five by September 30), but will be five years of age on or before January 1, you may request an evaluation for early admission. For more information, please go to

Essential Information

Upon completing the registration process, review this essential information for new families

Enrollment Policies

The following policies guide the Shaker Heights City School District's enrollment practices. Please click each link to read the policy.

Tuition Rates
For those students who qualify per policy JECB, Admission of Nonresident Students or are found to be fraudulently attending Shaker Schools in violation of policy JED, School Admission, tuition rates are listed below:

2023-2024 School Year Tuition
  • $17,428.97 annually, $100.75 daily

Intra-District Transfer Request

If it is your desire to have your child attend a school that is not their zoned home school for the 2024-2025 school year you must complete the Intra-District Transfer Request Form. As a reminder:

  • A new transfer request form must be completed and submitted to the Registration Office every year.  
  • Students must maintain excellent school attendance, punctuality, and satisfactory behavior.  
  • Transportation to and from school is the sole responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian.  

Applications for an Intra-District transfer for the 2024-2025 school year can be submitted starting Monday, April 15, 2024, and must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2024.

Parents and guardians will receive notification of approval beginning Monday, August 19, 2024.

The Intra-District Transfer Request form is available in the PowerSchool Portal by clicking on Forms on the left sidebar. (See this Help Doc for support.)

It is the goal of the Shaker Heights City School District to educate students in their Zoned Home School as much as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and adherence to District policies and rules. Intra-District transfer requests will be honored as District policies regarding School Enrollment Capacity and Class Size permits.  

If you have any questions, please call the Registration Office at (216) 295-4321. 


Click here for instructions on how to withdraw a student from PowerSchool.

Parents/Guardians who need assistance should contact the Registrar's Office at (216) 295-4321.


Tracy Williams, Registrar
Glorina Morris, Administrative Assistant

Shaker Heights Schools Welcome Center,
Shaker Heights Public Library
16500 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
(216) 295-4321 voice
(216) 295-4340 fax

Telephone Support:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

In-Person Office Hours:
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Please call or e-mail to make a registration appointment.

More Parent Resources

Get all the day-to-day information you'll need for your student on our Parent Resources page.