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Kindergarten Registration

Per Massachusetts General Law, only students residing in the Town of Belmont are eligible to attend the Belmont Public Schools when they are age appropriate

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 is now open

Registration continues to be online for the current school year (2016-2017) for families who have just moved into Belmont. Please be sure to select the correct year attending. 

Belmont offers a full-time, fee-based kindergarten program. Parents may opt for a cost-free, part-time morning program of three hours and fifteen minutes. 

In order to register for kindergarten:

  • The child must be five years old on or before September 1st of the year they will attend school.
  • The child must live in the town of Belmont. Residency will be verified before enrollment.
  • The child must be registered by a parent or legal guardian.

Tuition & Payment Information

The tuition for the 2017-2018 school year will be $3,500.

Belmont Public Schools offers partial or full tuition waivers. Any parent/guardian interested in requesting a tuition waiver must do so by emailing fdkpayments @belmont.k12.ma.us or by clicking here. Full or partial waivers will be granted based on household size and income.

Please see Fee Waiver page for more information.

Parent Information Nights

Each school will hold a Parent Information Night:

  • Butler School: Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 PM 
  • Burbank School: Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 PM 
  • Wellington School: Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 PM 
  • Winn Brook School: Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 PM

Steps for Kindergarten registration 

  1. Submit your online registration by clicking on your district school below. Elementary registration is completed at your district school. Verify this in the School District Location link also located below. 
  2. Within 5 business days of submitting the online registration, parents will receive a link to additional required documents to be completed online. 
  3. Parents will then receive a link to the Residency Verification Form and the Student Health History Form. These forms cannot be completed online. Please print and complete both forms and bring to your school’s office between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Identification of parents or guardians is required as well as your child’s birth certificate.
  4. Kindergarten Parents/Legal Guardians Only: Once your registration is complete, by submitting the online forms and then your documents to your district school, you will be given an appointment for your child’s Kindergarten Intake Screening to occur on April 27, 2017 and April 28, 2017. Please note all registration materials should be received at the schools by April 3, 2017 to ensure scheduling for the Kindergarten Intake Screening, as these appointments fill quickly. Materials received after April 3 will be scheduled in any remaining available time slots. If you cannot make the Kindergarten Intake Screening dates, there are fall screenings once the child is in school.

Please see the Superintendent’s letter regarding Elementary District Placement Deadlines and Guidelines.

Please note:

  • Students whose registration has been completed and received by May 24, 2017 will be placed by June 1, 2017
  • Students whose registrations are completed after May 24, 2017 will be placed by August 19, 2017.

Start Kindergarten Registration Here:

Make sure you are registering for the correct Year from the drop down options for proper processing.

Please verify your school district in the School District Listing. Contact your school if you have questions regarding registration in the Belmont Public Schools.

Please contact Krys Murphy at kmurphy@belmont.k12.ma.us if you have questions regarding registration in the Belmont Public Schools.

Registration FAQ

Q:What are the Residency and Age Requirements?

  • The child must live in the town of Belmont. Residency will be verified before enrollment. 
  • The child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the year they will attend school. 
  • Parents must complete the Residency Verification Form

Q:What Kindergarten Programs Are Offered?

Belmont offers a full-day, fee-based kindergarten program; parents may opt for a cost-free morning program of three hours and fifteen minutes. The Belmont Public Schools early childhood programs encompass a broad range of developmentally-appropriate learning activities.

Q:Which School Do I Apply To?

Q:What is Kindergarten Intake Screening?

Kindergarten screening is a brief check of all kindergarten children in the areas of: personal and social development, speech and language skills, eye/hand coordination small and large muscle control, and hearing and vision.

Q:Where Can I Find Bus Information?

Bus information will be sent in June to parents who have completed the registration process and have received their school assignments. If you do not receive this information by June 15th, please contact the Belmont Public Schools Business Office at busing@belmont.k12.ma.us or visit the Business Office page of the website for additional busing information and Frequently Asked Questions for the 2017-2018 school year.

Q:How Much is Tuition And What Are My Payment Options?

The full day kindergarten tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $3,500. Parents who have completed the registration process may use their child’s Unique ID to make online tuition payments through MCC via credit card or online bank check as of June 15th.

Quarterly payment due dates are:

  • July 1st
  • October 1st 
  • January 1st
  • April 1st

To request a waiver, send a letter and a copy of last year’s federal tax return (Form 1040) to: 

Belmont Public Schools
C/O Business Office
644 Pleasant Street
 Belmont, MA 02478

* The Belmont Public Schools is not in the position to provide legal or tax advice. However, please be advised that we have been notified by School Counsel that full day kindergarten tuition is not eligible for child care/dependent care expenses and it is not eligible for any beneficial tax treatment.

Q:How Can I Get Additional Program Information?

Each school will hold a Parent Information Night. 

  • Butler School: Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 PM 
  • Burbank School: Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 PM 
  • Wellington School: Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 PM 
  • Winn Brook School: Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 PM

Contact Us

  • Administration: 617-993-5400
  • High School: 617-993-5900 
  • Chenery Middle School: 617-993-5800 
  • Butler School: 617-993-5550 
  • Burbank School: 617-993-5500 
  • Wellington School: 617-993-5600 
  • Winn Brook School: 617-993-5700
 
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