Prekindergarten at Essex Elementary School

  • The Essex Westford School District offers school-based prekindergarten programs at Essex Elementary School, Hiawatha Elementary School, Summit Street School, and Westford School.

    Eligible students are at least 3 years old on September 1st.

    Space is limited in our school-based programs, and placement is determined by a lottery draw each year.

  • 2022-2023 School Year

    • The pre-K lottery window for the 2022-2023 school year is now closed
    • A random drawing lottery was held in March to determine placement, and initial placement letters were mailed to families in mid-April
    • For additional information, or to request a spot on the 2022-2023 pre-K registration waiting list, please visit our Pre-K in Our Schools page
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    THREE Morning Classrooms: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 7:45 - 10:45 a.m.
    THREE Afternoon Classrooms: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Universal Pre-K/Act 166 Funding

  • Act 166 funding covers 10 hours/week of tuition reimbursement for qualified, community-based, private prekindergarten programs. Please visit our Act 166 FAQs page for additional information.

    Eligible students are at least 3 years old on September 1st.

    Registration is open and ongoing.