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The 2019-2020 Kindergarten Lottery is closed and full-day Kindergarten is full.
At this point, each school only has half-day availability.

Please note that children must be 5 years old by August 31st, 2019
to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 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.

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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 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 Pam Panarelli at ppanarelli@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us or visit us in 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 www.worcesterfreeclinics.org.  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 lottery and 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 Pam Panarelli, Registrar, at (508) 841-8320 or ppanarelli@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.


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Please note that full-day Kindergarten is full for each school district.  Half-day Kindergarten is still open for enrollment (P.M. for Floral district; A.M. for Coolidge, Paton, and Spring districts).

Tuition for full-day Kindergarten is $2,400 for the 2019-2020 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.


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.


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.