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Full-Day Kindergarten

Kindergarten Entry Age

Note: Individuals interested in the kindergarten entry age for a specific town should also call the superintendent's office in that town to be certain the date is still accurate.

Districts
Charter Districts


DistrictKindergarten Starting Age
AbingtonAge 5 as of August 31
Acton-BoxboroughN/A
AcushnetAge 5 as of August 31
Adams-CheshireAge 5 as of August 31
AgawamAge 5 as of September 1
AmesburyAge 5 as of September 1
AmherstAge 5 as of September 1
Amherst-PelhamN/A
AndoverAge 5 as of September 1
ArlingtonAge 5 as of August 31
Ashburnham-WestminsterAge 5 as of September 1
AshlandAge 5 as of September 2
Athol-RoyalstonAge 5 as of August 31
AttleboroAge 5 as of September 1
AuburnAge 5 as of August 31
AvonAge 5 as of August 31
Ayer Shirley School DistrictAge 5 as of September 1
BarnstableAge 5 as of September 1
BedfordAge 5 as of August 31
BelchertownAge 5 as of August 31
BellinghamAge 5 as of August 31
BelmontAge 5 as of September 1
BerkleyAge 5 as of September 1
Berkshire HillsAge 5 as of September 1
BerlinAge 5 as of September 1
Berlin-BoylstonAge 5 as of September 1
BeverlyAge 5 as of August 31
BillericaAge 5 as of August 31
Blackstone-MillvilleAge 5 as of August 15
BostonAge 5 as of September 1
BourneAge 5 as of September 1
BoxfordAge 5 as of September 1
BoylstonAge 5 as of September 1
BraintreeAge 5 as of August 31
BrewsterAge 5 as of September 1
Bridgewater-RaynhamAge 5 as of September 4
BrimfieldAge 5 as of August 31
Bristol County AgriculturalN/A
BrocktonAge 5 as of December 31
BrookfieldAge 5 as of August 31
BrooklineAge 5 as of September 1
BurlingtonAge 5 as of August 31
CambridgeAge 5 as of August 31
CantonAge 5 as of September 1
CarlisleAge 5 as of September 5
CarverAge 5 as of September 1
Central BerkshireAge 5 as of September 1
ChelmsfordAge 5 as of October 1
ChelseaAge 5 as of August 31
Chesterfield-GoshenAge 5 as of August 31
ChicopeeAge 5 as of October 1
ClarksburgAge 5 as of August 31
ClintonAge 5 as of September 1
CohassetAge 5 as of September 1
ConcordAge 5 as of August 31
Concord-CarlisleN/A
ConwayAge 5 as of September 1
DanversAge 5 as of September 1
DartmouthAge 5 as of August 31
DedhamAge 5 as of September 1
DeerfieldAge 5 as of September 1
Dennis-YarmouthAge 5 as of September 4
Dighton-RehobothAge 5 as of August 31
DouglasAge 5 as of September 1
DoverAge 5 as of September 1
Dover-SherbornN/A
DracutAge 5 as of August 31
Dudley-Charlton RegAge 5 as of August 31
DuxburyAge 5 as of September 2
East BridgewaterAge 5 as of September 9
East LongmeadowAge 5 as of September 1
EasthamAge 5 as of September 1
EasthamptonAge 5 as of September 4
EastonAge 5 as of August 31
EdgartownAge 5 as of September 7
ErvingAge 5 as of September 1
EverettAge 5 as of August 31
FairhavenAge 5 as of August 31
Fall RiverAge 5 as of September 1
FalmouthAge 5 as of August 31
Farmington River RegAge 5 as of September 1
FitchburgAge 5 as of September 1
FloridaAge 5 as of August 31
FoxboroughAge 5 as of August 31
FraminghamAge 5 as of September 1
FranklinAge 5 as of August 31
Freetown-LakevilleAge 5 as of August 31
FrontierN/A
GardnerAge 5 as of September 1
GatewayAge 5 as of August 31
GeorgetownAge 5 as of August 31
Gill-MontagueAge 5 as of September 1
GloucesterAge 5 as of August 31
GosnoldAge 5 as of August 31
GraftonAge 5 as of September 1
GranbyAge 5 as of August 31
GreenfieldAge 5 as of September 1
Groton-DunstableAge 5 as of August 28
HadleyAge 5 as of August 31
HalifaxAge 5 as of September 1
Hamilton-WenhamAge 5 as of September 1
Hampden-WilbrahamAge 5 as of September 1
HampshireN/A
HancockAge 5 as of September 1
HanoverAge 5 as of September 1
HarvardAge 5 as of September 1
HatfieldAge 5 as of September 1
HaverhillAge 5 as of August 31
HawlemontAge 5 as of August 31
HinghamAge 5 as of August 31
HolbrookAge 5 as of August 31
HollandAge 5 as of August 31
HollistonAge 5 as of September 1
HolyokeAge 5 as of September 1
HopedaleAge 5 as of August 31
HopkintonAge 5 as of August 31
HudsonAge 5 as of September 1
HullAge 5 as of September 1
Institutional SchoolsN/A
IpswichAge 5 as of August 31
King PhilipN/A
KingstonAge 5 as of September 1
LanesboroughAge 5 as of September 1
LawrenceAge 5 as of September 1
LeeAge 5 as of October 1
LeicesterAge 5 as of September 1
LenoxAge 5 as of September 1
LeominsterAge 5 as of August 31
LeverettAge 5 as of September 1
LexingtonAge 5 as of August 31
LincolnAge 5 as of October 1
Lincoln-SudburyN/A
LittletonAge 5 as of August 31
LongmeadowAge 5 as of August 31
LowellAge 5 as of September 1
LudlowAge 5 as of September 1
LunenburgAge 5 as of August 27
LynnAge 5 as of September 1
LynnfieldAge 5 as of September 1
Ma Academy for Math and ScienceN/A
MaldenAge 5 as of September 1
Manchester Essex RegionalAge 5 as of August 31
MansfieldAge 5 as of September 1
MarbleheadAge 5 as of August 31
MarionAge 5 as of December 31
MarlboroughAge 5 as of August 31
MarshfieldAge 5 as of August 31
Martha's VineyardAge 5 as of October 1
MasconometN/A
MashpeeAge 5 as of August 31
Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual DistrictAge 5 as of August 21
MattapoisettAge 5 as of December 31
MaynardAge 5 as of September 1
MedfieldAge 5 as of September 10
MedfordAge 5 as of August 31
MedwayAge 5 as of August 31
MelroseAge 5 as of August 31
Mendon-UptonAge 5 as of August 31
MethuenAge 5 as of September 1
MiddleboroughAge 5 as of September 1
MiddletonAge 5 as of September 1
MilfordAge 5 as of August 31
MillburyAge 5 as of August 31
MillisAge 5 as of August 31
MiltonAge 5 as of August 31
Mohawk TrailAge 5 as of August 31
Monomoy Regional School DistrictAge 5 as of September 1
MonsonAge 5 as of August 31
Mount GreylockN/A
NahantAge 5 as of August 31
NantucketAge 5 as of September 1
NarragansettAge 5 as of August 30
NashobaAge 5 as of September 1
NatickAge 5 as of August 31
NausetN/A
NeedhamAge 5 as of August 31
New BedfordAge 5 as of August 31
New Salem-WendellAge 5 as of September 1
NewburyportAge 5 as of September 1
NewtonAge 5 as of August 31
NorfolkAge 5 as of August 31
Norfolk County AgriculturalN/A
North AdamsAge 5 as of August 31
North AndoverAge 5 as of August 31
North AttleboroughAge 5 as of August 31
North BrookfieldAge 5 as of August 27
North MiddlesexAge 5 as of August 29
North ReadingAge 5 as of August 31
NorthamptonAge 5 as of August 31
Northampton-Smith Vocational AgriculturalN/A
Northboro-SouthboroN/A
NorthboroughAge 5 as of August 31
NorthbridgeAge 5 as of August 27
NortonAge 5 as of August 31
NorwellAge 5 as of September 1
NorwoodAge 5 as of August 31
Oak BluffsAge 5 as of September 1
Old RochesterAge 5 as of December 31
OrangeAge 5 as of August 31
OrleansAge 5 as of September 1
OxfordAge 5 as of September 1
PalmerAge 5 as of September 1
PeabodyAge 5 as of September 1
PelhamAge 5 as of September 1
PembrokeAge 5 as of September 1
PentucketAge 5 as of August 29
PetershamAge 5 as of September 3
Pioneer ValleyAge 5 as of September 1
PittsfieldAge 5 as of December 1
PlainvilleAge 5 as of August 31
PlymouthAge 5 as of September 1
PlymptonAge 5 as of September 1
ProvincetownAge 5 as of September 1
QuabbinAge 5 as of August 26
Quaboag RegionalAge 5 as of September 1
QuincyAge 5 as of August 31
Ralph C MaharN/A
RandolphAge 5 as of August 31
ReadingAge 5 as of August 31
RevereAge 5 as of August 31
RichmondAge 5 as of September 1
RochesterAge 5 as of September 1
RocklandAge 5 as of August 31
RockportAge 5 as of August 31
RoweAge 5 as of August 31
SalemAge 5 as of August 31
SandwichAge 5 as of September 1
SaugusAge 5 as of September 8
SavoyAge 5 as of August 31
ScituateAge 5 as of September 1
SeekonkAge 5 as of August 31
SharonAge 5 as of August 31
SherbornAge 5 as of September 1
ShrewsburyAge 5 as of August 31
ShutesburyAge 5 as of September 1
Silver LakeN/A
SomersetAge 5 as of August 31
Somerset Berkley Regional School DistrictN/A
SomervilleAge 5 as of August 31
South HadleyAge 5 as of August 31
SouthamptonAge 5 as of August 31
SouthboroughAge 5 as of August 31
SouthbridgeAge 5 as of August 31
Southern BerkshireAge 5 as of December 31
Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School DistrictAge 5 as of September 1
Spencer-E BrookfieldAge 5 as of August 29
SpringfieldAge 5 as of September 1
StonehamAge 5 as of August 31
StoughtonAge 5 as of August 31
SturbridgeAge 5 as of August 31
SudburyAge 5 as of October 1
SunderlandAge 5 as of September 1
SuttonAge 5 as of September 1
SwampscottAge 5 as of September 1
SwanseaAge 5 as of August 31
TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School DistrictAge 4 as of January 1
TantasquaN/A
TauntonAge 5 as of August 31
TewksburyAge 5 as of August 28
TisburyAge 5 as of September 1
TopsfieldAge 5 as of September 1
TritonAge 5 as of September 1
TruroAge 5 as of September 1
TyngsboroughAge 5 as of September 1
Up-Island RegionalAge 5 as of September 1
UxbridgeAge 5 as of August 31
WachusettAge 5 as of September 1
WakefieldAge 5 as of August 31
WalesAge 5 as of August 31
WalpoleAge 5 as of August 31
WalthamAge 5 as of September 1
WareAge 5 as of September 1
WarehamAge 5 as of October 1
WatertownAge 5 as of September 7
WaylandAge 5 as of August 31
WebsterAge 5 as of August 31
WellesleyAge 5 as of September 1
WellfleetAge 5 as of September 1
West BoylstonAge 5 as of August 31
West BridgewaterAge 5 as of August 31
West SpringfieldAge 5 as of September 1
WestboroughAge 5 as of September 1
WestfieldAge 5 as of August 1
WestfordAge 5 as of September 3
WesthamptonAge 5 as of August 31
WestonAge 5 as of September 4
WestportAge 5 as of September 9
WestwoodAge 5 as of September 1
WeymouthAge 5 as of August 31
WhatelyAge 5 as of September 1
Whitman-HansonAge 5 as of August 31
WilliamsburgAge 5 as of August 31
WilliamstownAge 5 as of August 31
WilmingtonAge 5 as of August 31
WinchendonAge 5 as of September 8
WinchesterAge 5 as of September 1
WinthropAge 5 as of September 1
WoburnAge 5 as of September 1
WorcesterAge 5 as of December 31
WorthingtonAge 5 as of August 31
WrenthamAge 5 as of August 31
 
Charter DistrictKindergarten Starting Age
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Academy Of the Pacific Rim Charter Public (District)N/A
Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter (District)N/A
Alma del Mar Charter School (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Argosy Collegiate Charter School (District)N/A
Atlantis Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Baystate Academy Charter Public School (District)N/A
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public (District)Age 4 as of September 2
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of August 31
Bentley Academy Charter School (District)Age 5 as of August 31
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public (District)N/A
Boston Collegiate Charter (District)N/A
Boston Day and Evening Academy Charter (District)N/A
Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School (District)N/A
Boston Preparatory Charter Public (District)N/A
Boston Renaissance Charter Public (District)Age 4 as of September 1
Bridge Boston Charter School (District)Age 4 as of September 6
Brooke Charter School East Boston (District)Age 5 as of August 8
Brooke Charter School Mattapan (District)N/A
Brooke Charter School Roslindale (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter (District)N/A
Christa McAuliffe Charter Public (District)N/A
City on a Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street (District)N/A
City on a Hill Charter Public School Dudley Square (District)N/A
City on a Hill Charter Public School New Bedford (District)N/A
Codman Academy Charter Public (District)Age 4 as of September 1
Community Charter School of Cambridge (District)N/A
Community Day Charter Public School - Gateway (District)Age 4 as of August 26
Community Day Charter Public School - Prospect (District)Age 4 as of August 27
Community Day Charter Public School - R. Kingman Webster (District)Age 4 as of August 26
Conservatory Lab Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter (District)N/A
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (District)Age 4 as of September 1
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (Horace Mann Charter) (District)N/A
Excel Academy Charter (District)N/A
Four Rivers Charter Public (District)N/A
Foxborough Regional Charter (District)Age 5 as of August 31
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (District)N/A
Global Learning Charter Public (District)N/A
Hampden Charter School of Science (District)N/A
Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public (District)N/A
Hill View Montessori Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of August 31
Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Holyoke Community Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Innovation Academy Charter (District)N/A
KIPP Academy Boston Charter School (District)Age 5 as of August 18
KIPP Academy Lynn Charter (District)N/A
Lawrence Family Development Charter (District)Age 4 as of September 1
Lowell Collegiate Charter School (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Lowell Community Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of August 26
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter (District)N/A
MATCH Charter Public School (District)Age 4 as of September 1
Marblehead Community Charter Public (District)N/A
Martha's Vineyard Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 4
Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Mystic Valley Regional Charter (District)Age 5 as of August 24
Neighborhood House Charter (District)Age 4 as of September 1
New Liberty Charter School of Salem (District)N/A
Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School (District)N/A
Phoenix Academy Public Charter High School Springfield (District)N/A
Phoenix Charter Academy (District)N/A
Pioneer Charter School of Science (District)N/A
Pioneer Charter School of Science II (PCSS-II) (District)N/A
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public (District)N/A
Prospect Hill Academy Charter (District)Age 5 as of August 30
Rising Tide Charter Public (District)N/A
River Valley Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Roxbury Preparatory Charter (District)N/A
Sabis International Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Salem Academy Charter (District)N/A
Seven Hills Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of December 31
Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 3
Sizer School: A North Central Charter Essential (District)N/A
South Shore Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of October 30
Springfield Preparatory Charter School (District)N/A
Sturgis Charter Public (District)N/A
UP Academy Charter School of Boston (District)N/A
UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (District)Age 4 as of August 27
Veritas Preparatory Charter School (District)N/A


Last Updated: February 27, 2007
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