Children must be four by June 30, 2021 or three-year-old eligible.  

    As you may be aware, Pre-K is not required by West Virginia law. Mercer County Schools offers a Pre-K program in cooperation with collaborative partners at the following locations:

    • Online (Click here)
    • Athens School
    • Bluefield Primary School
    • Bluewell School
    • CASEWV Head Start (multiple locations)
    • Imagination Station Day Care
    • Lashmeet/Matoaka School
    • Learning Tree House Day Care
    • Lifeline Day Care
    • Mercer County Early Learning Center: Silver Springs
    • Montcalm Elementary
    • Mountain Valley
    • Oakvale Elementary
    • Spanishburg Elementary
    1. Families complete and return Pre-K Applications by March 28, 2021
          1. U.S. Mail to: Attn: Amber Riffe, Pre-K Coordinator
                                   Mercer County Schools
                                   1403 Honaker Ave
                                   Princeton, WV 24740
          2.  Hand delivered to: Mercer County Schools, 1403 Honaker Ave, Princeton, West Virginia.
          3.  Emailed to: amber.riffe@k12.wv.us
    2. Core Team reviews applications and places students at schools based upon information from applications on April 6, 2021.
    3. Core Team will contact families with a date, time, and location to complete the registration process after April 6.

    The dates below are the days the specific schools will be completing their Pre-K registrations. You will bring all required documents to the school at this time. 

    • April 12 and 13 Bluefield Primary; Montcalm
    • April 13 and 14 Bluewell; Mt. Valley
    • April 14 and 15 Lashmeet/Matoaka; Oakvale
    • April 15 and 16 Athens
    • April 16 and 19 Spanishburg
    • April 19, 20 and 21 MCELC SS

    All Registrations for Pre-K will be by: APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

    Appointments will be made by the schools AFTER the Core Team meets.

    Ready Freddy