• Since 1993, the Tuscaloosa City Schools have served eligible four-year-olds with high-quality pre K instruction. Recognized as a leader in pre-kindergarten education, the system serves nearly 625 students at multiple sites throughout the district.


    Funding for the program comes from local, state, and Elevate funds. TCS is also a recipient of multiple Office of School Readiness (OSR) First Class grant-funded classrooms. Additionally, the City of Tuscaloosa and Mayor Walt Maddox are fervent supporters of pre-K through our Elevate program and the annual Mayor's Cup 5K/10K.


    Applications for Pre K are open mid-January and closed the first week in March. Applicants must be four-years-old by September 1 of the current school to be eligible. The application process is online only. Check back for details.


  • Pre-Kindergarten
    Diane Hilliker
    Pre-K Coordinator