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    Who is Eligible for Kindergarten?

    If you have a child who is a resident of Lowell and will be 5 years old by September 1, 2019 (born between September 2, 2013 and September 1, 2014), your child is eligible to start Kindergarten in September 2019.

    Registration Information and Period for 2019-20 School Year will take place:

    Date:  March 1 through April 30, 2019
    Time:  Monday through Friday 
               8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
               Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    We will not take any registrations 1 hour before closing. If the number of registrations is extremely high on a given day we may stop taking registrations earlier. Please call ahead to ensure we can service you properly.​

    Please Note: The period between March 1 and April 30, 2018 is viewed as one day of registration. You are not required to register on the first day in order to be considered eligible. 


    Family Resource Center located at 151 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852 to register your child.

    What documents are required?

    • Parent or Guardian Photo ID
    • Birth Certificate (issued by a city or town)
    • Updated Immunization Record (from doctor or clinic)
    • Proof of Address (i.e. current utility bill received in last 30 days in name of parent or guardian registering child)
    • If you can not provided a utility bill or lease an affidavit will need to be notarized at the Family Resource Center.  Please call ahead.
    • IEP with pages signed, if applicable

    Family Information Sessions:

    Parents should plan to attend one of the Family Information Sessions to hear more about the placement process, registration guidelines, and ask questions.

    DATE: February 13, 2019

    TIME:  10:00AM – 11:00 AM or 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

     LOCATION: Family Resource Center

                         151 Merrimack Street

                         Lowell, MA 01852



    DATE: February 27, 2019

    TIME: 9:00AM – 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    LOCATION: Family Resource Center


    Kindergarten Visitation Days:

    All Elementary Schools will be hosting Visitation Days on the following dates:

    Tuesday, February 26 and March 5, 2019 and Thursday, February 28, and March 7, 2019

    Between 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Visitations can assist families in making informed decisions about school choices within zones. Please contact individual schools directly to RSVP for a scheduled visit to tour, and learn general information about the Kindergarten Program and individual schools.

    Please Note: The registration period is viewed as one day of registration.  You are NOT required to register on the first day in order to be considered eligible.  Please consider coming at any time during the two-month period to avoid long lines.

    Contact the Early Childhood Department if you have questions about Lowell’s Kindergarten Programs at:  978-674-4330.


Informational Videos

Registering Your Child (Full Video)

English Language Education Department

Family Resource Center

Special Education

Early Childhood Department

Food Services Department

School Health

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