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Kindergarten Registration began in January of 2019 for Fall 2019 Kindergarten.

To register your child for kindergarten follow the directions below and please be sure to either upload the required documents or bring them to the central office to complete your child's registration

Our goal is to keep students in their neighborhood or "home" school, although potentially some students could be placed in other schools to maximize the efficiency of our Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) and Half-Day Kindergarten (HDK) programs. 

Once classroom slots in a "home school" are filled those students registered after that date will be placed on a waiting list for the "home school" or families can opt to choose a school with open slots but the district does not offer transportation to non-home schools. 

All children will receive a placement for Kindergarten at a school with available slots.

Overview of Kindergarten Registration

Scituate Public Schools Kindergarten options, for children who are 5-years old on or before 9/1/2019, are either Free Half-Day Kindergarten (HDK), or Tuition Based Full Day Kindergarten (FDK)

The Registration Process

  1. The Registration Gateway online registration program is used used to collect the required registration information.  Click Here  to open the program and then click the Start button on the first page to being the process.
  2. Gather your required documents, listed below, as you will have the option of uploading scanned or photographed copies to the online program. 
  3. Any requred documents not uploaded should be brought to the Scituate Public School's Central office to complete the registration. The office is located on the Gates Middle/High School campus and is open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (see map below).


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  • Completed Kindergarten Developmental History – Click hereto download the form to enter your child’s information directly onto the writeable PDF form
  • You must present an Original Birth Certificate – with seal.

Proof of Residency and Identification Documents

  • 1. Evidence of Residency: Please provide One (1) of the following:
    • Record of recent mortgage payment and/or property tax bill
    • Fully signed and executed Lease and/or Rental Agreement (Must be executed by both parties)
    • Landlord/Owner of Property Affidavit (click here for the Residency Statement/Affidavit)
    • Fully signed and executed Purchase and Sale (P&S) Agreement (provided occupancy date occurs within 30 days of enrollment)
    • Section 8 Agreement
  • 2. Evidence of Occupancy: Please provide One (1) of the following:
    • Gas/Oil Bill, Electric Bill, Home (not cell) Telephone Bill, Cable Bill, Water Bill (Note: Bill must be dated within the past 45 days and address and name must be stated)
    • Recent bill dated within the past 45 days showing Scituate address and name (Note: A Residency Statement/Affidavit is required with this option)
    • Occupancy Statement/Affidavit must be notarized if a bill cannot be provided prior to student’s enrollment.
  • 3 Proof of Identification of Parent/Guardian: Please provide One (1) of the following:
    • Valid MA Driver’s License
    • Valid MA Photo ID Card
    • Valid Passport
    • Other Government issued Photo ID

    The Scituate Public School's Central Administration office is open from 8:30 to 4:30 and is located at 460 First Parish Road which is the Gates Middle School campus. The office is located past the Gates school entrance on the left as shown in this image. 

    New Scituate Central Administration Location behind Gates Middle School



  • Frequently Asked Questions:
    • Q: How can I complete the online registration if I don’t have access to a computer?
      • A: You can visit the Scituate Public Library or call Central Office to arrange a time to come and use a computer.
    • Q: What if I miss the January in-person registration days?
      • A: You can register your child for Kindergarten at any time after the registration days by completing the online Registration Gateway process.
    • Q: Can I bring original documents to be copied? I don’t have access to a copier.
      • A: Yes, we will provide access to a photocopier to copy your originals.
    • Q: Can I use my child’s passport if I am unable to find the original birth certificate?
      • A: No. This is a change due to the need to confirm both parent names which passports do not provide..
    • Q: What if I’m not sure which school my child will attend?
      • A: If the School District by Street does not help, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.
    • Q: What if I am living with family and don’t own or rent.
      • A: The home owner should complete the Landlord Tenant Residency Affidavit even when rent isn’t paid. This can satisfy both the Evidence of Residency and Evidence of Occupancy requirement.
    • Q: What if my question isn’t in this FAQ?
    • Q: Can I supply the documents after the in-person registration date?
      • A: Yes, you will be able to deliver remaining documents to the Registrar by either email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to: Scituate Public Schools Central Office, Registrar, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, Scituate, MA 02066
    • Q: If I am having difficulty with the online process, who should I contact?
      • Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone will contact you as soon as possible.