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School Enrollment

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Registering for School


Students can be enrolled in school at any time during the year.  

Families can register students for school by making an appointment at their neighborhood school. If you need help determining what your neighborhood school is, please click here or send an email to dorer@portlandschools.org with your home address and the grade of your child/children and we will get back to you with your neighborhood schools.

Families that speak a language other than English should contact the PPS Multilingual/Multicultural Intake Center to make an appointment.  Call (207) 874-8135.


Kindergarten Registration

The Portland Public Schools kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins on February 27, 2017.  Enrollment takes place by appointment at the child’s neighborhood school beginning February 27 – March 10, 2017 (and ongoing):

    East End Community School - 874-8228

    Hall Elementary School - 874-8205

    Longfellow Elementary School - 874-8195

    Lyseth Elementary School - 874-8215

    Ocean Avenue Elementary School - 874-8180

    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 or email dorer@portlandschools.org with your home address and what grade your child/children is/are entering and a PPS staff person will let you know which is your neighborhood school.

To enroll 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 enrollment.  

Children must be five years of age on or before October 15 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 2017-18 school year from February 27 - March 10, 2017 (and ongoing). The district plans to have 117+ slots 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 by 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 (not available until February 27).
Completed pre-kindergarten applications should be turned in to your neighborhood elementary school.