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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.  Our preferred method of communication is via email.  Please reach out to Pamela Panarelli at ppanarelli@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us or Blake Stewart at bstewart@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate through this challenging time.

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All Kindergarten students on the full-day waitlist should complete the form below in order to be registered for half-day Kindergarten.  A student is not fully registered until this form is complete.  Please read the form clearly and upload all of the required documents to complete your child’s registration.

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If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for Full-Day Kindergarten, please contact Pamela Panarelli at ppanarelli@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.

Please note that children must be 5 years old by August 31st, 2020
to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student's passport (if not a US birth certificate)
  • Student's health records: immunization records & copy of last physical
  • 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.  If you are unable to upload documents, you may email them to Pamela Panarelli at ppanarelli@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.

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 www.worcesterfreeclinics.org.  If you need a school health record form for your student's doctor, you may find that here.


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The Extended Day Lottery Application for 2020-2021 is now available.  For more information and to complete the form, please click here.

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 (bus transportation is available per district).  You may also visit this list of childcare centers or list of in-home and group-home daycares in Shrewsbury.


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Tuition for full-day Kindergarten is $2,025 for the 2020-2021 school year.  The annual tuition amount is spread out over 9 monthly payments.  Payments are due on the 1st of each month, September through May.  Payments can be made via credit card on the Parent Portal.  A $25 late fee will be issued for each payment made after the 15th of the month.

Half-day Kindergarten is free and does not have annual tuition.


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.