For questions regarding registration, please contact Lynda Nienstedt, District Registrar, at or 201-227-7791 x1038.

The Cresskill School District will begin online Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2022-2023 school year on February 1, 2022. The online registration is a preliminary step; students will not be considered enrolled until parents/guardians submit the required documentation, and it is approved by the registrar.

Kindergarten registration will be held virtually. Documents can be submitted via the online portal, emailed to the registrar at, or by mail/drop-off at the Middle/High School front office at 1 Lincoln Drive, Cresskill.

All Kindergarten classes in Cresskill are in Edward H. Bryan Elementary School, in the Early Childhood Center.  A child residing in the Borough of Cresskill who will be five (5) years old on or before October 1, 2022 is eligible to enter Kindergarten. There are no exceptions to that date.

Kindergarten Orientation for parents and students will be held late summer. More information to come later in the year.

Beginning February 1, 2022, click on the following link to Pre-Register your child:

STEPS to completing online pre-registration: Please note – you must complete the Online Registration screens through “Review and Submit” or the information you entered will not be saved.

► Step 1: Select the picture indicated to enter the open registration system, which will take you through these steps: Register Students; Contacts and Addresses; Fill out the Home Language Survey, Review and Submit; and Logout

► Step 2: In the Register Students section:

·         Register for School Year → 2022-2023

·         Select the School → Choose Edward H. Bryan

·         Anticipated Grade Level drop-down menu → Select KF (Kindergarten full day)

► Step 3: Complete remaining student information, and then click Advance to Next Screen. If necessary, Add Another Student (another kindergartner only!)

► Step 4: Fill out the Home Language Survey

► Step 5: Review your information, then click Submit Registration Information

► Step 6: Print the Confirmation pdf and send with your registration documents (if you are submitting via email or drop off.) Logout.

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORMS and view important registration information here: Kindergarten Registration Forms

All forms must be submitted by the time of your appointment.

Documents required for Kindergarten Registration:


  • Standard Certificate of Residency – complete this form if the student lives with a parent/guardian whose permanent home is in Cresskill. This form should be notarized (note that the form can be notarized by the district registrar at your registration appointment.) Due to COVID, IT IS NOT REQUIRED to notarize this form at this time.

  • If the student lives with someone other than a parent/guardian whose permanent home is in Cresskill, or if your family is living with another Cresskill resident, the district registrar will provide you with a Residency Affidavit to complete based on your specific living situation.

  • Copy of home lease or deed

  • Two (2) utility bills (can be 30 days from registration)

Student ID - birth certificate or passport (REQUIRED)

Parent photo ID (REQUIRED)

Medical Forms/Immunization Record from US doctor (REQUIRED)

Before and After School Care Information: The YWCA provides before and after care for the elementary schools at Edward H. Bryan and Merritt Elementary Schools. Information about the program can be found in Kindergarten Registration Forms.