Pre-K at Summit Street School

Prekindergarten at EWSD Elementary Schools

  • 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.

  • 2023-2024 School Year (next school year)

    • EWSD is now accepting registration requests for prekindergarten enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year! Please click on the "Pre-K Lottery Form" button below to submit a pre-K registration request
    • The window to submit a registration request will be open until Tuesday February 28th
    • A random drawing lottery will be held in March to determine placement, and initial placement letters will be mailed to all families in mid-April
    • The district will respond to all requests in mid-April; the district will not respond to any requests prior to mid-April

    Pre-K Lottery Form

    2022-2023 School Year (current school year)

    • For additional information, or to request a spot on the current year 2022-2023 pre-K registration waiting list, please visit our Pre-K in Our Schools page
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    Morning Pre-K: Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri, 7:45 - 10:45 a.m.
    Afternoon Pre-K: Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri, 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Universal Pre-K/Act 166 Funding

  • Act 166 funding covers 10 hours/week of pre-K tuition at qualified programs throughout our community. 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.