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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 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 Enrollment Packet

2020-21 West Hartford Public Schools Kindergarten Registration 

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:

Transition to Kindergarten Slides

Online registration weeks are being announced at each elementary school. 

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