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Enroll in Kindergarten

Kindergarten Overview

The Somerville Public Schools has kindergarten classes at all our K-8 Schools, as well as the Capuano Early Childhood Center. The kindergarten day runs from 8:10 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. High-quality afterschool programming until 5:30 p.m. is available at all sites. Please visit the Somerville Community Schools department page to learn more about the school-based afterschool program, which has a separate enrollment process and sliding scale fees.

Kindergarten Enrollment Timeline, 2024-2025 School Year

  • Kindergarten registration information mailed to families with children 5 years of age by August 31, 2024 the week of November 6, 2023.
  • Kindergarten Registration Information Sessions
  • PK - 8 School Open Houses and Tours:
    • Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
    • Snow date (if necessary): Wednesday, December 19, 2023
    • Tuesday, January 9, 2024 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
      • Snow date (if necessary): Thursday, January 11, 2024
  • Learn more about our schools by looking below at the Open House webpage for slideshows, visiting school websites, and talking to school liaisons
  • Online Registration begins for 2024-2025 school year on January 3, 2024. 
  • Registration assistance for any grade requires a scheduled appointment at the Enrollment Office (8 Bonair Street). Please call 617-629-5670. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. and the last appointment starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Registration deadline for participating in the first batch of school assignments is February 23, 2024. 
  • School assignment letters or emails sent out by Enrollment Office for first batch kindergarten placements the week of March 18, 2024.


Enrollment Links for Current 2023 - 2023 School Year

  • Register for the 2023-2024 School Year using this link: English
  • Usando este enlace usted está haciendo la registración para el año escolar actual 2023-2024: Español
  • Matricule seu filho para o ano letivo de 2023-2024 usando esta link: Português
  • Enskripsyon pou ane eskolè 2023-2024 la sèvi avèk lyen sa-a: Kreyòl Ayisyen