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 mid August.
  • 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 and submit to:
Elementary Transfers   
Dr. Lois Graham
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
750 Imperial Street SE
Christiansburg, VA 24073     

Secondary Transfers:
Jennifer Weaver
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 tuition 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 Dr. Graham at 540-382-5100, ext. 1041, or lgraham@mcps.org

Questions regarding transfers for secondary students may be directed to Jennifer Weaver at 540-382-5100, ext. 1043, or jenniferweaver@mcps.org