WHPS Pre-Kindergarten

West Hartford Public Schools is excited to offer a choice of three nationally accredited school-day pre-kindergarten programs for West Hartford residents!

NAEYC

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Charter Oak
International Academy

  • five classrooms
  • must be 3 or 4 years old on or before January 1st
  • any West Hartford resident may apply
  • school website
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Smith STEM
School

  • one classroom
  • must be 4 years old on or before January 1st
  • any West Hartford resident may apply
  • school website

 

Webster Hill
Elementary School

  • one classroom
  • must live in Webster Hill neighborhood to apply
  • must be 4 years old on or before January 1st
  • school website

The West Hartford Public Schools prekindergarten implements the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This play-based approach is grounded in research and early childhood theory. Teachers plan for and assess young children's development using the companion assessment tool called Teaching Strategies GOLD.

The pre-kindergarten program currently does not accept applications for children that are kindergarten age eligible. Applications are available online and in elementary school offices between January and March the school year prior. Enrollment is based on a lottery system. Tuition is assessed on a sliding scale based on gross yearly income and family size.