Welcome to Kindergarten!

  • The Essex Westford School District has kindergarten programs that are full day, and take place at:

    • Essex Elementary School for Essex Town residents (8 classes)
    • Summit Street School and Hiawatha Elementary School for residents of Essex Junction (3 classes at each school)
    • Westford School for residents of Westford (1 class)

    Please note, that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Wednesday, August 31. 

    Eligible kindergartners for the 2022-23 school year must be five years old on or before September 1, 2022. 

    Follow the steps outlined for your town of residence below. Not sure which town you are in? Contact Lorna at the District Office: (802) 878-8168 or lmichaud@ewsd.org - please have your street address handy. Call your nearby school with any enrollment questions.

Kindergarten Registration

  • To register for Kindergarten, follow the registration process on the district New Student Enrollment page for grades K-12 or click the button below.

    • Families who are in EWSD pre-K programs or who receive Act 166 funds/state funds for other preschool programs do not need to enroll their students because we already have those students in the EWSD database. Families should receive email from EWSD with further instructions on how to confirm that their students will enlist in Kindergarten class for the new upcoming year. If you did not receive such email please contact one of the Kindergarten contacts listed below.


    Register for Kindergarten

Essex Elementary

  • Incoming Kindergarten Family Information Night

    This is an informational evening exclusively for parents/guardians of incoming kindergarten students residing in Essex Town.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 6-7:30 p.m. Zoom meeting link below: 

    Join Zoom Meeting https://ewsd.zoom.us/j/82737275793

    Meeting ID: 827 3727 5793
    Passcode: 028729

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    Meeting ID: 827 3727 5793
    Passcode: 028729
    Find your local number: https://ewsd.zoom.us/u/kdcBLEcHyQ


    Learn more about:

    • What to expect - a day in the life of a kindergartener,
    • The registration process,
    • Important school procedures,
    • Transportation, and
    • Have your questions answered!

    *If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please email kindergarten teacher Betsy Synnott at bsynnott@ewsd.org and registrar Niquette Bergeron at nbergeron@ewsd.org.


Westford School

Kindergarten Contacts

  • Essex Town Contact

    Niquette Bergeron, Essex Elementary School Registrar (802) 878-2584

    Essex Junction Contact

    Catherine Bagnall, Summit School Administrative Assistant, (802) 878-1377

    Westford Contact

    Terri Martin, Westford School Administrative Assistant (802) 878-5932