• 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 2023 takes place during January 2023. Students must be five years of age on or before Aug. 31, 2023 to start Kindergarten.

    Here are four 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.

  • Important Dates 

    • Kindergarten registration information session: Jan. 25, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Zoom Meeting

    • Kindergarten registration: Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    • Kindergarten screening for students: May 24 and 25

    • Kindergarten orientation: Fall 2023


  • Eligibility 

    For the 2023-2024 school year, children must be five years old by Aug. 31, 2023 to be eligible for Kindergarten, and six years old by Aug. 31, 2023 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.

  • Kindergarten Registration

    Incoming Kindergarten Registration Information Night will not be held in person due to the inclement weather. To virtually attend the information night on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6:30-7:15 p.m., join the Zoom Meeting here.

    Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year will officially start Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Henry Warren Elementary School. If you cannot register on this date, you can make an appointment with our registrar.

    One-on-one registration will take place on afternoons from Feb. 6-April 7 by appointment only. To schedule an appointment with Registrar Lila Boutaghou, please sign up for a kindergarten registration appointment.


Kindergarten Registration Appointments Kindergarten Registration Appointments
  • Required Registration Documents

    • One form from each column:
      • Proof of Residency

        Proof of Occupancy

        Proof of Identification

        One of the following required:

        • recent mortgage payment

        • property tax bill

        • current lease

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

        • HUD settlement statement

        • Notarized Residency Affidavit

        One of the following required:

        • cable/satellite TV bill

        • electric bill

        • gas bill

        • water bill

        • home/renter’s insurance

        • excise tax bill

        * All bills must be dated within the past 45 days.

        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.

  • Required Forms

    If you meet our residency requirements, can provide a Residency Affidavit or meet the McKinney-Vento eligibility guidelines, you may begin the new student registration process.

    Please download and complete the following forms and email them to Registrar Lila Boutaghou at registration@ashland.k12.ma.us.

  • Screenings

    In addition to completing your child’s registration, you will sign up for kindergarten screening. Kindergarten screening will take place on May 24 and 25.  Students that speak languages other than English may also need an English screening at that time.