Kindergarten at


Dear Parents and Guardians:

We welcome you and your child to the Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools. As teachers and administrators, our purpose is to provide a Kindergarten experience that will prove to be an excellent beginning for your child’s school years. This site supports our Kindergarten orientation program and to help you through the registration process. 

We start our relationship with the class of 2037 and their families in the winter of 2024 and are happy to answer any of your questions. We welcome your suggestions and your support, and look forward to working with you and your child in the fall.


Peter Light

Superintendent of Schools 

Please note that your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2024 to register for Kindergarten. This is an Acton-Boxborough school policy and there are no exceptions. 

Important Dates To Remember
(click on the Google Calendar to add these dates to your calendar)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7pm - Kindergarten Information Night (via Zoom)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - Online K Registration Opens


Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - Parker Damon Building

Merriam School at 6pm 

McCarthy-Towne School at 7pm

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - Conant at 7pm

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - Boardwalk Campus

Gates School at 6pm

Douglas School at 7pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - Blanchard School at 7pm

Friday, March 31, 2024 - Online K Registration CLOSES to be included in lottery

(Early May) School Placement assignments completed. Notification email sent to families with placement information

May 31st  - Parent-Released/teacher-completed Pre-K Assessment Form due at Registrar's Office

July 31st - Bus google form due Transportation Office 

* In case of snow, ANY postponed evening meeting will be held the next evening: Wednesday

Please Review the Below Steps to the Registration Process 

Step 1: Sign Up for Our Kindergarten Information E-Mail List 

If you sign-up for our Kindergarten e-mail list, you will receive messages that provide updates about upcoming informational events, registration deadlines, and reminders intended to assist you with navigating the enrollment process. You can sign up at any point in the process (starting today!)

Step 2: (optional) Attend the  Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 

Plan to log in to A-B's Kindergarten Information night on Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00PM where we will provide an overview of the Kindergarten experience, the open enrollment process for our elementary schools, and review the different steps that are part of the registration process.  This event will be recorded and will be posted on this website shortly after it takes place.

Step 3: Attend Individual School Information Nights for Parents/Guardians

Your family should review the information night schedule for each of the elementary schools that interest you.  These information nights will be in person at their respective schools. The schedule for the individual Information Night dates are listed above in the Calendar of Events.   

Step 4: Begin the Online Kindergarten Registration Process!

Starting January 17, 2024 the portal to complete online registration will be open.  Families will have between January 17 and March 31 to submit their completed registration before the open enrollment placement process begins.  It is essential to complete the process by the March 31 deadline in order to be included in the open enrollment placement process.  

In order to complete the registration process, you will need to upload several documents. Click here for the list of documents you will need.

Step 5: Receive Placement Information 

Families will receive their student's placement information via email by the end of May. Once you have reviewed the information, you can find other ways to learn about your child's new school placement!

Please keep in mind the other deadlines in the Summer to submit children's medical forms (to the school nurse) and bus forms (to the transportation office)

Watch the recording of the Kindergarten Information session

*new 1-22-23* To the left is the recording of the January 17, 2023 Kindergarten Information Session 


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