Registration Information

The Oak Hills Local School District has moved to an online registration process. Start the registration/enrollment process for all students PK-12. An OHLSD staff member will be in contact with you with next steps regarding the enrollment of your student. Please take note that you must be a resident of the Oak Hills Local School District, Cincinnati, Ohio, AND have custody of the child being enrolled. 

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Preschool Registration

We are now accepting peer model preschool applications for the Oak Hills Local School District Early Childhood Program. The program is available to children ages 3-5 who reside in the Oak Hills School District.

Programs are located at J.F. Dulles Elementary School and the Oak Hills Early Learning Center. To register, please contact Karen Floyd, 513-722-7144 or [email protected].

Peer Model Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

The Oak Hills Preschool Program uses an online application and lottery system for any new Peer Model acceptance into the Preschool Program. The lottery will be open for the 2024-25 school year from Wednesday, January 10 through Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The lottery drawing will occur on Friday, February 23, 2024. All families will be notified of the lottery results by email.

Once accepted, parents can begin registration procedures. Parents of students who are drawn in the lottery will have two weeks to turn in the registration packet. Students who are not drawn in the lottery will be placed on a waitlist. 

Final teacher placement decisions will be made over the summer and communicated to families via email at the end of July 2024. 

Additional Information:

  • Preschool classes meet four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)

  • Peer Model Tuition will be $2100 for the 2024-25 school year.

  • Instructional fees are $90 for 2024-25.

  • Parents of peer model students are responsible for providing transportation for students.

If you are interested in having your child attend the Oak Hills Preschool Program as a peer model and your child meets the criteria listed below, please complete a Peer Model Application

Programs are located at J.F. Dulles Elementary School and the Oak Hills Early Learning Center. To register, please contact Karen Floyd, 513-722-7144 or [email protected].

J.F. Dulles Elementary

6481 Bridgetown Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45248

AM: 8:50-11:35 a.m.
PM: 12:45-3:30 p.m.


 Oak Hills Early Learning Center

5035 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45238

AM: 8:30-11:15 a.m.
PM: 12:30-3:15 p.m.

Preschool Program Information

The Oak Hills Preschool Program provides a multi-age classroom for preschoolers focused on supporting Kindergarten Readiness Skills for our district’s 3, 4, and 5 year olds.  

Our philosophy is based upon developmentally appropriate practices and the individual needs of the children. Programming is planned to meet each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs as the child passes through predictable and sequential stages of development.  The child-directed, teacher-supported exploration and learning experiences are designed so that each child can construct knowledge at their own developmental level and pace. Trust, social interaction, and play are the foundations on which children develop problem solving skills, language, and self esteem.  We recognize the importance of working closely with families and acknowledge family involvement as an essential and vital component of the total learning progress.  

Our multi-age preschool programs follow a sequential learning curriculum throughout the integrated program which allows all children, typically developing and children with disabilities, to gain a broader perspective of the real world.  This curriculum is an organized framework that guides developmentally appropriate practices in the learning environment and encompasses the developmental domains; social, emotional, cognitive, and physical, to foster a child’s success through active learning. 

All school districts are required by federal law to provide special education and related services for preschool-age students who are identified with a disability. The Oak Hills Preschool Program integrates preschool students who are typically developing (peer models) with children who have identified needs and require an Individualized Education Program (IEP). 

Benefits of a Peer Model Program:

  • Learning Together: Children with different abilities learn and play together, promoting understanding and friendship.

  • Building Social Skills: Peer models provide positive examples, helping all children develop age-appropriate social, play, and communication skills.

  • Celebrating Differences: Kids learn to accept and celebrate each other's unique qualities, fostering a sense of inclusion and diversity.

  • Empathy Development: Interacting with peers of diverse needs teaches children compassion and empathy, nurturing kindness and understanding.

  • Enhanced Learning: Tailored teaching methods cater to individual strengths, making learning more effective and enjoyable for every child.

  • Positive Role Modeling: Typically developing peers serve as role models, inspiring positive behavior and fostering a supportive classroom environment.

  • Improved Communication: Speech and language development benefit from peer interaction, as children learn through observation and practice.

  • Transition Readiness: Children are better prepared for transitions to higher grades, equipped with essential skills and a foundation for continued success.

Peer Model Admissions Criteria:                                                   

  • The child will be 3 years old by the first day of preschool of that school year. 

  • The child's speech is clear and understandable by unfamiliar adults.. 

  • The child demonstrates age appropriate social skills (able to follow one and two step directions; can engage in turn taking and sharing).

  • The child is potty trained.

  • The family does not have any concerns with the child’s speech/language, social-emotional development, motor development, cognitive or adaptive behavior.


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Required Information:

  1. A copy of the student’s original birth certificate or passport. Hamilton County residents can follow this link to order a birth certificate.
  2. A copy of a valid driver’s license, or state I.D., of the custodial parent/legal guardian.  This person needs to be present.
  3. Proof of Residency Registration requirements. If your residency changes, inform the school district and provide the required proof. Please be aware that the school district has the right to investigate residency and act accordingly.
  4. Custody: When applicable, the custodial parent/legal guardian must provide the certified/court-stamped copy of the custody order or decree which shows that he/she is the "residential" custodian or legal guardian. Please submit the entire document. Also, a marriage license may be required in some circumstances. Students are eligible to attend school in the district where the custodial parent or legal guardian resides.
  5. If a biological parent is deceased, please provide a copy of the death certificate.
  6. If the student is on an I.E.P., please submit a copy.
  7. Please provide the name, address, and phone number of the student’s former school.  This is necessary to request records.
  8. Proof of immunizations.

NOTE: Although a registration may be for a former Oak Hills student, we follow the entire procedure as if it is a new registration. Please provide the required documents.

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Acceptable Proof of Residency

Please submit one of the following:

  • Copy of deed, current mortgage statement, recent settlement statement, current 1098 form, or the most recent property tax bill (no printouts from the auditor’s website please). If property is only in the name of your spouse, your marriage certificate is also required. 
  • Current rental or lease agreement: provide full document, signed and dated. It must contain the name, address, and phone number of the landlord. 
  • Parent(s) and student(s) living with another person: Parent must obtain affidavits from the Oak Hills District Office at 6325 Rapid Run Road. You will need to provide the homeowner’s name, address, and phone number. The affidavits must be fully completed (including the required attachments as listed on the forms) and notarized. This only applies if the current occupant is the homeowner. If moving in with someone who is renting (sharing an apartment or rental house), you need to have your name added to the rental/lease agreement, or have the landlord or apartment manager provide an addendum to the current lease which states you and your family also live there.

Home Under Construction/Purchase:

If a person has a contract to build, parent(s) must submit, at registration, a copy of the contract, PLUS a letter from the builder stating that he does have a firm contract and giving an estimate of the time of completion (not to exceed 90 days from the day school starts or from the time the child starts school). The letter should contain the builder’s name, address, and phone number.  After closing, a copy of the settlement statement must be submitted to the school district within 10 days.

If a person has a signed a contract to purchase an existing home, a copy of the Contract to Purchase that shows the closing date must be submitted at time of registration.  The occupancy date must be within 60 days from the day school starts or the first day the child attends school.  After closing, a copy of the settlement statement must be submitted to the school district within 10 days.

The school district has the right to investigate residency.  Parents are required to inform the district of any change of residence and/or custody status. 

These instructions also apply to address changes for current students.  For enrolled students – we will accept a current utility bill, i.e. Duke Energy, to “change” an address.  If renting, the landlord’s name and phone number is still required with the new utility bill.  Thank you.

Per the State of Ohio

In determining “residency” for school purposes, the State of Ohio examines criteria such as where the parent sleeps and eats the majority of time, where mail is received, and where the parent is registered to vote.  One cannot establish a residence merely by purchasing a house or apartment building or even by furnishing such a house or apartment so that it is suitable for the owner’s use.  “Residence” involves something more.  It must be a place where important family activity takes place during significant parts of each day; a place where the family eats, sleeps, works, relaxes, and plays.  It must be a place, in short, which can be called “home.”        

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration information.

In addition, you can access Kindergarten Registration Health Forms by clicking here to download all of the forms needed.