We Welcome all Families to the Soquel Union Elementary School District!















Enrolling at your Home School


Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year begins on February 11, 2022, in Soquel Union Elementary School District (SUESD). Registration information & procedures may be obtained from your neighborhood school. Your child must turn five on or before September 1, 2022, to be eligible for Kindergarten. If you have a child who turns five between September 2, 2022 - *February 2, 2023, they are eligible for our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program. The registration process for all grades, including TK, takes place at your neighborhood school (school of residence). If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact the district office at (831) 464-5639.  


*If you have a child who turns five between February 3 - May 27, 2023, you can put your child on a waitlist for Transitional Kindergarten (TK). There is no guarantee that children in this age range will be able to attend TK in SUESD in the 2022-23 school year. The waitlist will be used if space is available only. If there is space available for younger students, the waitlist will be used in order of each child’s date of birth, not on a first-come-first-served basis. School office staff will put your name and contact information on the waitlist and contact you only if space becomes available for your child. At that time, you will be notified to come in and complete the registration process. 


Opal Cliffs School

4510 Jade Street, Capitola, CA

Home-based Learning Model 

(Because Opal Cliffs is a very small school no registration takes place at this location. All registration takes place at your school of residence.)


Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School

8005 Winkle Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Transitional Kindergarten - 5th Grade

(831) 464-5670


Soquel Elementary School

2700 Porter Street, Soquel, CA 95073

Transitional Kindergarten - 5th Grade

(831) 464-5655


Main Street Elementary School

3400 N. Main Street, Soquel, CA 95073

Transitional Kindergarten - 5th Grade

(831) 464-5650


New Brighton Middle School

250 Washburn Ave., Capitola, CA 95010

l(831) 464-5660

6th - 8th Grade











Intradistrict Transfers

Under certain circumstances, we offer the opportunity for students to attend another school in our district other than their home school. Intradistrict Transfers are governed by our district’s Board Policy 5116.1. You must first register at your home school and then apply for an Intradistrict Transfer. Requests will only be approved based on space availability at the school requested in our district. Priority will be granted to requests made specifically for the Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary Science and Gardening Education (SAGE) Program. Intradistrict Transfer Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted between February 11 - April 15, 2022.

Interdistrict Transfers Into the District

Students from another district wishing to attend a school in the Soquel Union Elementary School District must complete an Interdistrict Transfer Request from their district of residence. These requests will be approved based on space available at the school requested in our district. We will begin accepting Interdistrict Transfers into the District for the 2022-23 school year on February 11, 2022.


Interdistrict Transfers Out of the District

Students may request a transfer out of the district to a school in another school district. In accordance with Board Policy 5117, the Superintendent or designee may limit the number of student transfers out of the district to a school district of choice based on the percentages of average daily attendance specified in Education Code 48037.

The InterDistrict Transfer Forms are now fillable on the computer. Please complete ALL the sections that apply to you in detail. Print so you may sign the form then scan and email back to Linda Jacobs at the District Office. If you are unable to scan and email you may return the completed form to the District Office. A letter will be mailed to you once the process has been completed. Thank you.

For all general questions regarding transfers please contact Linda Jacobs at ljacobs@suesd.org.

INTER District Transfer Forms






INTRA District Transfer Options for Families