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Kinder to 5th Grade

All students are eligible to attend Hoover, however, spaces are limited, and admission is granted through a waiting list. An application must be submitted for each student, including siblings of students already enrolled at Hoover, and including students of PAUSD employees.

We still have available seats in Kindergarten for 21-22. Apply today!

Please email us for an application.

Kindergarten Lottery (before 2/17/21)

Equal access to all PAUSD Choice Programs is provided by application and enrollment using a random drawing, or lottery, for kindergartners.

A prospective student must live within the boundaries of the PAUSD and be registered in the district during Round 1 Registration.

Parental commitment - demonstrated by attending a Hoover Parent Information meeting and Submitting an Application - is required prior to entry in the lottery to ensure parents are making an informed choice. Inclusion in the kindergarten lottery is by application only. After completing the district registration process, mark your calendar to attend one of the online Parent Information meetings

Parent(s) must have attended one of the two Hoover Parent Information Meetings:

  • January 14, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7pm
  • January 20, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7pm

Sign up here to attend a Parent Information meeting.

After attending the required Parent Information meeting, we will email you the Hoover application.

For more information, please email Kathy Yang.

Deadline for applications: No later than 12pm, February 17, 2021

The lotteries for all programs will be held on February 25, 2021 at the Palo Alto Unified School District Office beginning at 3:30 p.m. Public welcome to observe via zoom.

Parents whose children's names are drawn during the initial drawing have 48 hours in which to accept or decline the space. If the space is declined, the child's name will be removed from the list.

Parents whose children's names are not selected during the initial kindergarten lottery shall be placed on a waiting list. Should a seat become available, waitlisted parents will be notified about the available space and will have 48 hours in which to accept or decline the space. If the seat is declined, the child's name will be removed from the list.