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Due the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, until further notice all registrations must be submitted online with all documents uploaded to the registration form.  We are unable to determine start dates at this time.  Our preferred method of communication is via email.  Please reach out to Pamela Panarelli at or Blake Stewart at  Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate through this challenging time.

For more information about the application process for the 2020-2021 school year,
click here to visit the Preschool page or click here to visit the Kindergarten page.

Due to the current health situation and the effects it has on the Shrewsbury Public Schools, the registration form for the 2020-2021 school year will be available in April 2020.  Please check back for more information in April.  Please do not complete the online registration process for 2019-2020 if you are registering for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Please note that this is not the form for the 2020-2021 Preschool and Kindergarten Lottery Application and Survey.  Please visit the Kindergarten page and Preschool page to complete the lottery application and for more information about the 2020-2021 school year.

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Please begin your registration by completing the 2019-2020 online registration process.
You will be prompted to upload the required documents below during the online registration.

Please note that children must be 5 years old by August 31st, 2019 to enroll in Kindergarten
and 6 years old by August 31st, 2019 to enroll in 1st grade for the 2019-2020 school year. 
Preschoolers must be 3 years old by August 31st, 2019 to enroll in Parker Road Preschool
or 3 years old by March 1st, 2019 to enroll in Little Colonials for the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student's passport (if not a U.S. birth certificate)
  • Student's health records: immunization records & copy of last physical
  • Student's school records and school authorization form (grades 1-12); official high school transcript (grades 10-12)
  • Parent's photo ID: driver’s license, passport, or other valid government-issued ID
  • Proof of residency:
    • Signed lease agreement or signed purchase & sales agreement
    • Two utility bills: electric, cable, gas, oil, or water

If applicable, please also upload:

  • Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) documents
  • Section 504 Accommodation Plan documents
  • Guardianship papers, custody papers, or court orders

Clear, legible photographs of required documents are allowed.  The school authorization form is required of all students entering grades 1-12.  If you are unable to upload documents, you may email them to Pamela Panarelli at or visit us at the Central Office in the Town Hall at 100 Maple Avenue.

If you need help obtaining medical records for your student, you may visit a local clinic that provides free physical exams and school immunizations through the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition or  If you need a school health record form for your student's doctor, you may find that here.

If you are looking to register your child for the 2020-2021 school year, please check back in early 2020 for information about completing the online registration process.  Please do not complete the online registration process for 2019-2020 if you are registering for the 2020-2021 school year.

For questions about registration, please contact Pamela Panarelli, Registrar, at (508) 841-8320 or

There is limited availability in our before-school Extended Day programs.  All of our after-school Extended Day programs are full for the 2019-2020 school year and have waiting lists.  If you are interested in our before-school program or would like to add your child to the waitlist for the 2019-2020 after-school program, please contact Karen Isaacson, Program Director, at or (508) 841-8727.

For information about additional (not Shrewsbury Public Schools) part-time and before- and after-school care in Shrewsbury, please see our list of Shrewsbury Licensed Childcare Centers and Daycare Providers (bus transportation is available per district for grades Kindergarten and up).  You may also visit this list of childcare centers or list of in-home and group-home daycares in Shrewsbury.

Important notice:  A new elementary school is being built with a scheduled opening for the 2021-2022 school year. Existing elementary attendance zones will be revised to balance enrollment across all five elementary schools when the new school opens, and it is possible that your child’s elementary school assignment will change as a result.

The Town of Shrewsbury must be the legal residence of parent/guardian and students in order to attend school in Shrewsbury Public Schools.  If using a P&S agreement, you must be residing in the home within 60 days of the closing date listed on the P&S according to School Committee policy.  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 76, Section 5 states: "Every person shall have a right to attend the public schools of the town where he/she actually resides, subject to the following section.  No school committee is required to enroll a person who does not actually reside in the town unless said enrollment is authorized by law or by the school committee.  Any person who violates or assists in the violation of this provision may be required to remit full restitution to the town of the improperly-attended public schools.  No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and courses of study of such public school on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin or sexual orientation." (Amended by st. 1971, c.622, c.1; st. 1973, c. 925, s.9A, st. 1993, c.282; st.2004, c.352, s.33)

If warranted, residency checks may be conducted by the School Department or the Shrewsbury Police Department at any time during a child's enrollment in the Shrewsbury Public Schools.