• Welcome to Kindergarten

    In Ashland, highly skilled staff ensure that children's first school experiences are positive, nurturing and engaging. Through creative play and peer interaction, children learn vital social and academic skills that will provide the foundation for future success.



    Kindergarten registration for Fall 2024 takes place during January 2024. Students must be five years of age on or before Aug. 31, 2024 to start Kindergarten.

    Here are some reasons you should enroll your child today:

    • Help the District plan class sizes for the upcoming school year.

    • Coordinate any services your child may need in advance.

    • Avoid the last-minute summer rush.

  • Kindergarten Registration

    There will be an Incoming Kindergarten Registration Information Night for the 2024-2025 school year. Please check back for details.

    Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year will officially start January 2024 at Henry Warren Elementary School. An exact date will be announced soon. If you cannot register on the designated date, you may make an appointment with our registrar after January 2024.


  • Required Registration Documents

    Proof of Residency

    Proof of Occupancy

    Proof of Identification

    One of the following required:

    • Recent mortgage payment

    • Property tax bill

    • Fully signed and executed lease and/or rental agreement the names of the children listed on the document

    • HUD lease or another public housing lease (Section 8)

    • HUD settlement statement

    One of the following required:

    • Cable/satellite TV bill

    • Electric bill

    • Gas bill

    • Water bill

    • Home/renter’s insurance

    • Excise tax bill

    • Home phone bill (not cell)

    * All bills must be dated within the past 45 days with the name and address clearly stated.

    One valid photo identification from the following list is required:

    • Driver’s License

    • State ID card

    • Passport

    • Military ID

    • Other government-issued photo ID


    • Student’s original birth certificate (with a raised seal)

    • Child’s current physical and immunization record

      • Must be signed by a physician

      • Must be up-to-date information, even if it will expire before September. You will be asked to update our copy of the medical information after your child’s next physical.

  • Screenings

    In addition to completing your child’s registration, you will sign up for kindergarten screening. Kindergarten screenings will take place during Spring 2024.  Students that speak languages other than English may also need an English screening at that time.

  • Eligibility 

    For the 2024-2025 school year, children must be five years old by Aug. 31, 2024 to be eligible for Kindergarten, and six years old by Aug. 31, 2024 for first grade. No exceptions to these age requirements can be made.

    If your child is not going to attend the Ashland Public Schools, please call the Central Registration Department at (508) 532-4005. This will enable us to obtain the most accurate enrollment projections possible.

  • Important Dates 

    • Kindergarten registration information session: January 2024

    • Kindergarten registration: January 2024

    • Kindergarten screening for students: Spring 2024

    • Kindergarten orientation: Fall 2024