Pre-K & Kindergarten Enrollment Starts Feb. 26!
Pre-K & Kindergarten Enrollment
Kindergarten Enrollment  Starts on Feb. 26

Portland parents: As of Feb. 26, you can enroll your kindergarten-age child in the Portland Public Schools with efficient and convenient online kindergarten registration! The kindergarten registration period is Feb. 26 - March 9, 2018. Using the new Online Enrollment Application process, parents/guardians can provide their child's information electronically, and save time and paperwork. If your child has been attending one of Portland Public Schools' pre-k programs this school year, you will not need to re-enroll. Your child will be entered into Kindergarten at your neighborhood school. Learn more and also how to register online on our website at:

Pre-Kindergarten Application Also Begins on Feb. 26 

For the 2018-2019 school year, your child must be 4 years old by October 15, 2018 and be a resident of Portland to be eligible for Pre-K.

This free public Pre-K is currently a partnership between Portland Public Schools, Catherine Morrill Day Nursery, The Opportunity Alliance, and the Youth and Family Outreach.

Transportation is not provided. You must provide transportation to and from school.

To complete registration for Pre-K you must complete the following four steps:

Step 1: Pre-Registration

Pre-registration forms will be accepted from Feb. 26 - March 9, 2018.Forms can be downloaded from this site or picked up at any of Portland Public Elementary Schools or at Central Office/Multilingual Center. Completed forms should be returned to your neighborhood elementary school. Forms received after march 9th will be placed on a waitlist.

Step 2: Selection by Lottery as Needed

Classrooms will serve 16 students. If more than 16 register per classroom a lottery will be held. Students who receive a slot will be notified by mail after the lottery the week of March 12th.  

Step 3: Student Enrollment

You will be given enrollment instructions when your child has been accepted into the Pre-K program. Enrollment must be completed between March 19 and April 20, 2018.  If the enrollment deadline is missed, your child will be placed on the waitlist.

Step 4: Pre-K Developmental Screening

Pre-K Developmental Screening will take place in May/June 2018. An appointment date will be mailed to you.

For families who need translation/interpretation services, please call the Multilingual & Multicultural Center for assistance at (207) 874-8135.

 If your child will turn 4 by October 15th, please stop by Presumpscot School to complete a Pre Registration form.