Capuano student in class

PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Registration Deadline Changed. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and school closures, the PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Registration assignment deadline for the school year 2020–2021 has been extended to April 3, 2020. Assignment communication will be sent out to families the week of May 4, 2020.

PreSchool Registration

New Student Registration Links for the 2020-2021 School Year

Register for the 2020-2021 School Year using this link.

Usando este enlace usted está haciendo la registración para el año escolar actual 2020-2021.

Matricule seu filho para o ano letivo de 2020-2021 usando esta link.

Enskripsyon pou ane eskolè 2020-2021 la sèvi avèk lyen sa–a.



Program Overview

The Somerville Public Schools offers free preschool for a limited number of children at the Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center as well as a limited number of classrooms at the Argenziano SchoolWest Somerville Neighborhood SchoolWinter Hill Community Innovation School and the Arthur D. Healey School. Students must be 4 years old by August 31st. The SMILE PreKindergarten Program runs from 8:30am to 1:45pm. Learn more about Preschool in the Somerville Public Schools. High-quality afterschool programming until 5:30pm for 4-year-olds is available at all preschool sites. Please visit the Somerville Community Schools after school page to learn more about the afterschool program. 


Registering a student for SMILE for 2020-2021 School Year


PreKindergarten Registration Flyer for 2020-2021: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

Important Dates

November 12, 2020, 5:30-6:30PM. Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Information Session, 150 Glen Street
November 13, 2020, 9:00-10:00AM. Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Information Session, 150 Glen Street

December 4 & 5, 2020: PK-8 School Open Houses/Tours

  • Open House Tours at schools 8:30AM- 1:30PM. At Argenziano School, Capuano Early Childhood Center, Healey School, West Somerville Neighborhood School, and Winter Hill Community Innovation School.
  • Enrollment Office Open House coffee hour 9 - 10AM, 42 Prescott Street.

January 11, 2020: Online Pre-Kindergarten Registration begins

January 13-15, 2020: Online Pre-Kindergarten Registration Support Sessions. 

  • January 13, 2020, 8:30AM – 1:30PM at the Capuano Early Childhood Center, 150 Glen Street.
  • January 14, 2020, 8:30AM – 1:30PM at the Capuano Early Childhood Center .

  • January 15, 2020, 2:00PM - 5:00PM at the Healey School, 5 Meacham Street.

  • January 17, 2020, 8:00AM – 4:00PM, Ongoing PreK and Kindergarten registration at the Enrollment Office (formerly the Parent Information Center), 42 Prescott Street, Requires a scheduled appointment; please call 617-629-5670.

  • February 4, 2020, 8:00AM - 6:00PM, at the Enrollment Office. Requires a scheduled appointment; please call 617-629-5670.

April 3, 2020: Pre-kindergarten first-batch registration deadline. Preschool applications must be completed by this date in order to be considered for the first round of assignments.

May 4, 2020: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten applications processed in weekly batches. 

Week of May 4, 2020: Pre-kindergarten assignment letters mailed


Capuano Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) for Community Peers Lottery 2020

2020 ECIP Community Peer Information Flyer: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole
2020 ECIP Lottery Form and Community Peer Questionnaire: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

ECIP Registration Paperwork Packet 

  1. 2020 ECIP & Walk In Services Registration Application Form: Not yet available
  2. Required Health Information

Important Dates

January 29, 2020: Early Childhood Integrated Program information meeting at Capuano from 5:00 – 6:00PM.

January 29, 2020: Acceptance of applications for ECIP Community Peers program begins at the Enrollment Center, 42 Prescott Street.

January 30, 2020: ECIP information meeting at Capuano from 9:00-10:00AM, 150 Glen Street.

February 28, 2020: ECIP Community Peer applications deadline by 12:00 PM.

March 4, 2020: Lottery for ECIP Community Peers, 9:00AM at the Enrollment Office.