Pre-Residency Enrollment Request

If you are moving to the Saratoga Springs City School District after the school year begins, but prior to December 1, you may request pre-residency enrollment and pay tuition to have your children begin the school year here. Tuition would be paid until you move into the school district.

In order to ensure attendance beginning on the first day of school, parents/guardians must apply, in writing, requesting tuition status for a non-resident student with the intent to move into the district during the upcoming school year, between July 1 and August 15 to the attention of:

Mr. David L’Hommedieu
Assistant Superintendent
3 Blue Streak Boulevard
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Or by email to: Valerie ElSawi, School Registrar,

The letter of intent must include the following:

  • A brief explanation about your plan to move to the District this school year.
  • The parent/guardian’s name, current address, phone number(s) and custody papers if applicable.
  • The children’s names and grade levels.
  • The address of your anticipated new residence in the Saratoga Springs City School District.
  • The expected date of your move, which must be prior to December 1st.
  • Proof of your anticipated residency, which would include a copy of a signed legal lease agreement, purchase contract or building contract in the primary legal parent/guardian’s name.

A letter will be returned to the parent/guardian granting or denying the request. If approved, the requestor will receive an invoice and contract from the business office which must be signed, notarized, and returned to the district business office with the accompanying payment. When the payment and signed contract are received by the business office, you may go to the District website and fill out an online registration form.  The Registrar’s office will contact you once the online registration and required documents, which includes the signed Non-Resident Tuition Contract, have been submitted.

Tuition payments will follow the schedule below. To avoid a final payment, the Registrar’s office must receive notification of your move into the District, with proof of residency in the primary legal parent/guardian’s name, prior to December 1.

2024-2025 Tuition Charge for Students (based on estimated 2023-2024 rates):

Full day K-6 student: $13,037.00 for one year: Due 9/1: $1,303.70 | Due 10/1: $1,303.70 | Due 11/1: $1,303.70 | Due 12/1: $9,125.90

Full day 7-12 student: $12,590.00 for one year: Due 9/1: $1,259.00 | Due 10/1: $1,259.00 | Due 11/1: $1,259.00 | Due 12/1: $8,813.00 

*These are estimated rates for billing during the 2024-2025 school year. When the actual nonresident tuition rates are available in the 2024-2025 school year, refunds or additional charges are to be made in accordance with Section 174.2 (a) (6) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

A portion of the tuition payment will be refunded if you move into the school district before the end of the time frame for which you have paid. Proof you have taken residency, in the primary legal parent/guardian’s name, must be provided and verified by the Registrar’s office before a refund can be issued.