Student Registration


At Missoula County Public Schools, we want parents and students to have the information and tools they need to ensure their transition to a new school is smooth and comfortable. 

During the school year, parents are encouraged to register their student(s) for school as soon as possible after relocating to Missoula or outlying communities.  

Registering new students

During the school year, parents who wish to enroll students in grades K-8 should go directly to the school that will serve their student. MCPS elementary and middle schools are open for student registration from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

Parents who wish to enroll high school students in Missoula should go directly to Big Sky High School (728-2401), Hellgate High School (728-2402), Seeley-Swan High School (677-2224), or Sentinel High School (728-2403). These high schools are open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (During the summer -  families seeking to enroll in Seeley-Swan High School must complete the registration online.)  For more information about high school enrollment, contact each high school directly.

Enrollment forms and directions for student registration/enrollment are also available online for families that want to complete paperwork prior to visiting a school, or that have not yet relocated to the area.

If you are unsure what school your child should attend, click here to do an online search by physical address or view an attendance area boundary map.

Please note that a child must be age 5 by Sept. 10, 2016, to be eligible to begin kindergarten in August 2016. Click here for additional information regarding kindergarten registration.  

First day of 2016-2017 school year 
Monday, Aug. 29, will be the first day of school for most students attending Missoula County Public Schools in Missoula in fall 2016.
Students in kindergarten through grade 8 begin classes on Aug. 29. Kindergarten students will have a shortened day on that Wednesday.
Only freshmen students will report to Hellgate, Sentinel, and Big Sky High Schools on the first day of school, Aug. 29 (we call this Freshman Orientation). Students in grades 10 through 12 (sophomores, juniors and seniors) will report for a full day of classes on Tuesday, Aug. 30, joining their freshmen classmates.
Students enrolled in grades 9-12 at Seeley-Swan High School will begin class:  August 29. 
All students enrolled in alternative high school programs at Willard School begin classes:  August 29. 

Commitment to Equal Education and Opportunity

Missoula County Public Schools is committed to equality of educational opportunity and to equal employment opportunity. Equal education opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, physical or mental disability, economic or social conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender nonconformity, or actual or potential marital or parental status.  Inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination should be directed to David Rott, Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, at 728-2400, ext. 1038. 

Can't find the information you need?

If you need additional information, please call 728-2400, ext. 1030 or email