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Portland Public Schools » Departments » Academics » Pre-Kindergarten Classes » Kindergarten Registration and Pre-Kindergarten Applications

Kindergarten Registration and Pre-Kindergarten Applications

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Kindergarten Registration

The Portland Public Schools is registering kindergartners for the 2016-2017 school year.  Registration takes place at the child’s neighborhood school:

    East End Community School - 874-8228

    Ocean Avenue Elementary School - 874-8180

    Hall Elementary School - 874-8205

    Longfellow Elementary School - 874-8195

    Lyseth Elementary School - 874-8215

    Peaks Island Elementary School - 766-2528

    Presumpscot Elementary School - 874-8220

    Reiche Community School - 874-8175

    Riverton Elementary School - 874-8210

If you do not know which school is in your neighborhood, please call 874-8237.

To register children whose families speak a language other than or in addition to English at home, please contact the Multilingual Intake Center (874-8135).  They will oversee English language proficiency testing and health screening as well as registration.

Children must be five years of age on or before October 15, 2016 in order to attend kindergarten.  Please bring the following documents to register a child: original proof of birth, the child’s immunization record, and proof of residency in the city of Portland.

Pre-Kindergarten Pre-Registration

The pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds will accept pre-registration applications for the 2016-17 school year from February 22, 2015- March 4, 2016. The district plans to have at least 100 slots available in 7 classrooms; final numbers and classrooms are contingent on the approval of funding of the 2016-17 Portland Public Schools' budget.

Children are eligible if they turn 4 years old on or before October 15, 2016 and live in Portland. The program is free and follows the Portland Public Schools' calendar. The pre-kindergarten day runs from approximately 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school.

The pre-kindergarten classes will be chosen by lottery if more children apply than the space allotted. A lottery will be run by neighborhood school for students living in neighborhoods served by: East End Community School, Presumpscot School, Reiche School and Riverton School. In addition, a district-wide lottery will be held for classrooms serving children from all other neighborhood schools.

In order to reach the district goal of improving school readiness, classes are designed to look like our most diverse elementary schools. Students accepted for pre-kindergarten will be notified individually and their parents will need to complete enrollment paperwork to finalize registration for pre-kindergarten.

To print a pre-kindergarten application in your language, please click here.

Completed pre-kindergarten applications should be turned in to your neighborhood elementary school.