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, the first day of school for the 2021-22 school year is August 25th, 2021. 

    Eligible kindergarteners for the 2021-22 school year must be five years old on or before September 1, 2021. 

    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.

    • Families who are in EWSD pre-K programs or who receive Act 166 funds/state funds for other preschool programs do not need to re-send proof of residence or a birth certificate.

Essex Elementary

  • Incoming Kindergarten Family Information Night

    Tuesday March 23, 2021
    Join us on Zoom with Passcode: 853226
    6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.

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

    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 principal Ashley Gray at agray@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