Pre-K at Hiawatha 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.

  • 2021-2022 School Year

    • The window is now open for submitting registration requests for the 2021-2022 school year! Please click on the "Pre-K Lottery Form" button below to request that your child's name be included in the lottery
    • All requests must be submitted by Friday February 26, 2021
    • A lottery drawing will be held in March 2021 to determine placement
    • The district will respond to all requests in April 2021; the district will not respond to any requests prior to April 2021


    Pre-K Lottery Form

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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.