Kindergarten Enrollment/Registration

Welcome to New Haven Public Schools:
Where we are committed to providing an excellent education that extends beyond graduation and prepares our students to be next generation of leaders, problem-solvers and innovators!

The early years of schooling are very important  and NHPS is committed to ensuring your child has a smooth transition into kindergarten. NHPS offers an exciting array of schools with unique themes and programs, community partnerships and rigorous academic learning.
Children turning 5 on or before January 1, 2019 are eligible to start kindergarten in August 2018.
Please take the following steps to ensure Kindergarten Placement for school year 18-19 starting August 2018.
1. Learn about New Haven Public Schools' Choice Progam.
The School Choice Program support students' educational success by providing families the opportunity to select four schools through an application process. Click here to learn more!
2. Explore schools by attending NHPS School Choice Expos and Open Houses.
3.  Identify the schools that are of interest to your family. 
Consider the schools' theme, hours, distance from home, and availability of before, and after school programs.
4.  Submit the School Choice Application by March 4, 2018.
New Kindergarten applicants currently attending a NHPS PreK School Readiness or Head Start program must submit an application to ensure Kindergarten placement in August 2018. 
5. Register your child for Kindergarten starting in February
(Location/Dates to be announced).
Documents required for registration include:

  • Photo ID of parent/guardian
  • Child's birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of New Haven Residency-current utility bill, or lease/mortgage papers in the parent/guardian's name.