In the US there are NO citizenship requirements for enrolling your child in a public school.

In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler vs. Doe (457 U.S. 202 (1982)) that undocumented children and young adults have the same right to attend public primary and secondary schools as do U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

There are no age requirements but typically a child needs to be five by a certain date to enter kindergarten,six to start the first grade, and so on.

This is the process:

– Parents will need their child’s birth certificate, passport, or other proof of birth, age, and name.

– Proof that you live in the school district, this can be driver’s license, an apartment lease, a real estate tax bill, or a telephone, electric, or cable television bill.

– You need health information for your child. This is to verify that your child has gone through immunizations.

But to be safe, check with the schools before the beginning of the school year. This is to ensure you have all the necessary documents in place.