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.
Please email us for an application.
Kindergarten Lottery (TBD)
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 Priority Registration (Jan. 12 – Feb. 24, 2023).
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 24, 2023, 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Hoover MP Room
Parent Information Meeting Presentation
- February 13, 2023, 6:30 pm - 7:30pm | Join Virtual Meeting via Zoom
After attending the required Parent Information meeting, complete Choice Program Application
For more information, please email Jim Sherman.
Deadline for Choice Program Application: February 24, 4:00pm
The lotteries for all programs will be held on March 3, 2023 at the Palo Alto Unified School District Office beginning at 10 am. Public welcome to observe.
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.