On-line registration for Kindergarteners entering September 2017

Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten!  What an important milestone for your child and you!  Needham Schools want to provide a meaningful transition process during which you can get to know your school, and the teachers, staff and principal can get to know your child and you.  We hope that the transition programs we offer will provide you with an opportunity to meet key people in your child's school, and to begin to make connections with the greater school community.

Each of our 5 elementary schools has its own kindergarten program.¬† The program is a half day in length.  Both the morning and afternoon sessions are 2-1/2 hours long.  Children attend the same session for the entire school year.  A fee-based enrichment program (KASE) is available for the other half day;¬† children may register for two to five days a week.

The kindergarten program is designed to develop the ‚Äúwhole child.‚Ä̬† Therefore, much attention is given to social and emotional development and to the development of good work habits in addition to skills related to all of the learning areas.¬† View the PreK to grade 12 Social and Emotional Learning Standards here. The developmental curriculum takes children from where they are and brings them as far as they can go.¬† View the Kindergarten Curriculum

Kindergarten Registration

Preliminary information pertaining to kindergarten registration is mailed out to all eligible kindergarten children the first week of January.  Families who have recently moved into Needham should contact Penny Belezos in the Office of Student Development¬† to be included on the list to receive this information.  The January mailing provides information on the dates for kindergarten orientation and registration at your neighborhood school.
As a reminder, School Committee policy states that children must be five years of age by August 31 in order to enter kindergarten and six years of age by August 31 in order to enter grade one.  There are no exceptions to this policy.

Rolling registration began January 3rd. To set up an appointment for registration, please select a day/time by clicking this link 

Prior to your appointment, please complete the online registration:

Registration Document to bring to your meeting:
  • Original birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of Residency - Owners: current real estate tax bill, or town water/sewer bill, or signed P&S. Renters: current lease and utility bill.
  • Most recent immunization record/physical examination. ¬†
  • Health History Form - Click here to complete then print
  • Home Language Survey - Click here to print then complete


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All questions pertaining to kindergarten registration should be directed to corine_burke@needham.k12.ma.us









Office located at Emery Grover
Administration Building
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Mary Lammi
Director of Student Support Services
781-455-0400 x213
Mary_Lammi@needham.k12.ma.us
Penny Belezos
Kindergarten Sign-Up
781-455-0400 x 213
Penny_Belezos@needham.k12.ma.us
Corine Burke
Kindergarten Registration
781-455-0400 x 245
Corine_Burke@needham.k12.ma.us
Connie Leonard
KASE Program Director
781-559-3384
Connie_Leonard@needham.k12.ma.us