Starting the Registration Process

    Central registration system

    The Wallingford-Swarthmore School District utilizes a central registration system.  There is a 2-step process to register students.  You can start the registration process online by CLICKING HERE.  If you do not have access to a computer, you can make an appointment to complete the registration at the Registration Office which is located at:

    Registration Office
    Administration Wing of SHMS
    200 South Providence Road
    Wallingford, PA  19086

    Registration Requirements
    The Administration and the Board of School Directors welcome you to the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.  We have prepared this information to assist you in registering your child for school.
    To register, a new student must be:

    • A resident of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District (proof of residency is required)
    • Five (5 years of age on or before September 1st of the school term for kindergarten)
    • Six (6 years of age on or before September 15th of the school term for 1st grade)

    Except when a child is homeless, whenever a child of school age is presented for registration by parent(s), School District resident, or any other person having charge or care of the child, the School District shall require that the following information be documented before registering the child or allowing the child to attend school:

    • Proof of child's age
    • Proof of residency
    • Immunizations required by law
    • Parent Registration Statement
    • Home Language Survey

           Depending on your individual situation, additional documents may be needed.  

    Proof of Child's Age

    Age must be verified by any one of the following acceptable documents:

    • Original state-issued birth certificate
    • Hospital certificate
    • Baptismal certificate
    • Valid passport
    • Prior school record indicating the date of birth

    NOTE:  Kindergarten students must be five years of age on or before September 1st of the year school starts.  First grade students must be six years of age on or before September 1st of the year school starts. 

    Proof of Residency

    The District requires proof of residence in two forms.  Acceptable documentation includes:

    One is required from the following:

    • Deed or lease agreement (signed by both seller/landlord and/or buyer/renter)
    • Current real estate tax bill


    One is required from the following:

    • Current utility bill (gas, electric, water, sewer, cable only)  
    • Vehicle registration with registrant's current address

    Immunizations Required by Law

    The following are the school vaccination requirements for attendance in Pennsylvania schools.  Children in ALL grades (K-12) are required to have the following immunizations for attendance:

    • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
    • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after the 4th birthday AND at least 6 months after the previous dose given)**
    • 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella ***
    • 3 doses of hepatitis B
    • 2 doses of varicella (chicken pox), or evidence of immunity

    *     Usually given as DTP or DTaP or if medically advisable, DT or Td
    **   A fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was administered at
           age 4 years or older and at least 6 months after the previous dose
    *** Usually given as MMR

    7th grade student requirements:  for attendance on the 1st day of 7th grade, students must have:

    • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria and accellular pertussis (Tdap)
    • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

    12th grade student requirements:  for attendance on the 1st day of 12th grade, students must have:

    • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV).  If one dose was given at 16 years of age or older, that shall count as the 12th grade dose

    Exemptions to school laws for immunizations are:

    • medical reasons;
    • religious beliefs; and
    • philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction

      Even if your child is exempt from immunizations, your child may be excluded from school during an outbreak of vaccine preventable disease. 

    Pennsylvania's school immunization requirements can be found in 28 Pa. CODE CH.23 (School Immunization). Contact your healthcare provider or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH for more information. 

    Parent Registration Statement

    A sworn statement attesting to whether the student has been or is suspended or expelled for offenses involving drugs, alcohol, weapons, infliction or injury or violence on school property must be provided for a student to be admitted to Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. 

    Home Language Survey

    All students seeking first time registration in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District shall be given a home language survey in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.