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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:

Start your journey with the West Hartford Public Schools by joining a panel of WHPS faculty and administration at the virtual Off to Kindergarten informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021. Join the Google Meet Here.

Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year will take place online. Please visit WHPS Online Registration for instructions.

Kindergarten Registration, Orientation Dates, and Links to Orientation Google Meets for each school

If you were not able to attend the January 27, 2020 town wide meeting, please find the presentation here:

Transition to Kindergarten Slides

Online registration weeks are being announced at each elementary school. 

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