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Administrative offices for the West Hartford Public Schools are located in the Town Hall building at 50 South Main Street. 

PreKindergarten Lottery Application Information

Thank you for your interest. The lottery application for the 2017-2018 school year will be available here January 12, 2017. To apply please follow the guidelines below:

Your child must be turning 3 years or 4 years old prior to January 1, 2018 (born in 2014 or 2013 respectively) to apply for Charter Oak International Academy.

Your child must be turning 4 years old prior to January 1, 2018 (born in 2013) to apply for Smith STEM or Webster Hill Elementary. To apply for the pre-kindergarten classroom at Webster Hill Elementary you must live in the Webster Hill neighborhood.



Webster Hill Pre-Kindergarten Application

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Time Line:

Part 1:  January 12, 2017 - March 9, 2017

Complete part 1 of the application on-line.

Part 2:
Before March 9, 2017
Make an appointment with the Residency Office, 860-561-6620 to verify West Hartford residency.

March 23, 2017 Magnet Lottery Results will be mailed to parents. 
The lottery will run for completed applications (parts 1 and 2). If you are selected from the lottery for a seat you will receive an enrollment package from Early Childhood Department. This packet will provide you with all the information and forms you will need to enroll your child in pre-k in the public school.

If you wish to apply for the sliding scale for tuition please fill out the income verification form and return to, Lisa Newton, Business Office, 50 South Main Street or call 860-561-6685. Please attach copies of all required documents.

Children offered seats from the first round of the lottery will be invited to participate in a brief visit to their school in the spring of 2017. This visit provides families time to turn in enrollment paperwork to their prospective school and allows teachers to get to know your child before they start the following September.

ALL children entering pre-k must have completed current health forms to attend school. This form can be found in your enrollment packet.

Information on the PreKindergarten Program

 Information for your records

Frequently Asked Questions




PreKindergarten Open House


Webster Hill Elementary (for Webster Hill neighborhood families only): 

Wednesday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Webster Hill School PreK Program


Charter Oak International Academy:
Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m.


Smith STEM School:

Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.



Sliding Scale Information 2017-2018


2016-2017 WHPS School Calendar 


Health Assessment Record

Family Resource Center Opportunities 
Authorization to Administer Medication  Required Residency Documentation


Webster Hill PreK Printable Application Form



Developmental Milestones

English & Spanish


Magnet School Printable Application Form



Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards 





Families must register their child before applying for the PreKindergarten Program. An appointment with the Residency Office is required. Please call the Residency Office to make an appointment at (860) 561-6620. Office hours for appointments are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 154 of the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, Connecticut.



West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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