Pre-K at Westford School

  • The Essex Westford School District offers school-based pre-Kindergarten 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.

Pre-Kindergarten Opportunities

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    2019-2020 CLASSROOM MEETING TIMES 
    Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

  • 2019-2020 School Year

    • The window for requesting a 2019-2020 pre-K slot is now closed.
    • For additional information, or to request a spot on the pre-K registration waiting list, please contact Johanna at jsimmons@ewsd.org.
       

    2020-2021 School Year

    • The window for requesting a 2020-2021 pre-K slot will open in January 2020. We will gather registration requests via a Google Form, which will be posted to this website. A lottery drawing will be held in March 2020 to determine placement. Please check back in January!

Universal Pre-K/Act 166 Funding

  • Families may register their eligible children to receive Act 166 funding (follow link to learn more.) This funding will cover 10 hours/week of pre-K tuition at qualified programs throughout our community.

    2019-2020 School Year

    • Registration is open and ongoing for the 2019-2020 school year. Students with birth dates on/before September 1, 2016 are eligible to register.
    • Visit our Act 166 Registration page for more information.
    • The school district encourages families to register for Act 166 funding by July 15th.
    • Act 166 fund distribution for the 2019-2020 school year is pro-rated based on a September 1, 2019 start date.
    • If you received Act 166 funding through EWSD during the 2018-2019 school year, you do not need to re-register for the 2019-2020 school year.


    2020-2021 School Year

    • Registration will open in January 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. Students with birth dates on/before September 1, 2017 will be eligible to register.
    • If you receive Act 166 funding through EWSD during the 2019-2020 school year, you will not need to re-register for the 2020-2021 school year.