The Portland Public
Schools is registering kindergartners for the 2017-2018 school year.
Registration takes place at the child’s neighborhood
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.
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, 2017 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
The pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds will accept pre-registration applications for the 2017-18 school year from February 27, 2016 - March 10, 2017 (and ongoing). The district plans to have at least 125 seats available in 8 classrooms; final numbers and classrooms are contingent on the approval of funding of the 2017-18 Portland Public Schools' budget.
Children are eligible if they turn 4 years old on or before October 15, 2017 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.