Transfer Requests

Requesting Attendance Outside of Your Child's Attendance Zone:
Residents of Montgomery County may request that their child(ren) attend another school within the division by submitting a Transfer Request Form.

Please Note:

  • Requests may be submitted beginning in January for the following school year.
  • Requests will be reviewed in the order they are received.
  • Requests for grades 1-12 will be reviewed beginning in June and will be resolved by mid July.
  • Kindergarten requests will be resolved by August 1st.
  • Parents should receive verification within 10 working days that their request has been received.
  • Every effort is made to grant transfer requests whenever possible. However decisions are based on grade level numbers with a commitment to reasonable class sizes as directed by the MCPS School Board.

IF changes to school assignment are granted:

  • Parents provide transportation
  • Attendance and behavior are monitored carefully

Please submit a separate request form for each child.  Click here to access the
Transfer Request Form
Exception to Student Transfer Policy Request Form (New)
Elementary Transfers   
Barbara Wickham
Director of Elementary Education
750 Imperial Street SE
Christiansburg, VA 24073     

Secondary Transfers:
Carl Pauli
Director of Secondary Education
750 Imperial Street SE
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Non-Resident Students:
Only children of current Montgomery County School Division employees may apply to attend Montgomery County Schools on a non-resident basis. Employees may complete the Application to Enroll Non-Resident Student.

Out of district requests for grades 1-12 will be resolved by mid July, Kindergarten requests by mid-August.

Questions regarding transfers for elementary students may be directed to Barbara Wickham at 540-382-5100, ext. 1041, or barbarawickham@mcps.org

Questions regarding transfers for secondary students may be directed to Carl Pauli at 540-382-5100, ext. 1043, or cpauli@mcps.org