Transition to Kindergarten
A child must be 5 years old on or before January 1st of the academic school year to be eligible to attend public school in West Hartford. Most schools begin their kindergarten screening and orientation process between March and May for the next school year. If you are unsure as to which school year your child will attend, choose from the following:
- use the Office of Residency's street-selector tool
- call the Office of Residency at 860-561-6620
Start your journey with the West Hartford Public Schools by joining a panel of WHPS faculty and administration at the Off to Kindergarten informational meeting on January 27, 2020, 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Town Hall, 50 South Main Street. This meeting is for all families with children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2020.
Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year will take place online. Please visit WHPS Online Registration for instructions.
If you were not able to attend the January 27, 2020 town wide meeting, please find the presentation here:
Online registration weeks are being announced at each elementary school.