Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Logo
Student and Family Support (SFS)

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.


DistrictKindergarten Starting Age
AbingtonAge 5 as of August 31
Acton-BoxboroughAge 5 as of September 1
AcushnetAge 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 August 31
ArlingtonAge 5 as of August 31
Ashburnham-WestminsterAge 5 as of August 31
AshlandAge 5 as of September 2
Athol-RoyalstonAge 5 as of August 31
AttleboroAge 5 as of September 7
AuburnAge 5 as of September 1
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 September 6
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
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
BraintreeAge 5 as of August 31
BrewsterAge 5 as of September 1
Bridgewater-RaynhamAge 5 as of August 31
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 August 31
BurlingtonAge 5 as of August 31
CambridgeAge 5 as of August 31
CantonAge 5 as of September 1
CarlisleAge 5 as of September 7
CarverAge 5 as of September 1
Central BerkshireAge 5 as of September 1
ChelmsfordAge 5 as of August 31
ChelseaAge 5 as of September 8
Chesterfield-GoshenAge 5 as of September 1
ChicopeeAge 5 as of September 1
ClarksburgAge 5 as of August 31
ClintonAge 5 as of September 6
CohassetAge 5 as of September 9
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 September 1
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 August 31
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 August 29
FitchburgAge 5 as of August 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 August 31
GatewayAge 5 as of August 31
GeorgetownAge 5 as of August 31
Gill-MontagueAge 5 as of August 31
GloucesterAge 5 as of August 31
GosnoldAge 5 as of August 31
GraftonAge 5 as of August 31
GranbyAge 5 as of August 31
Greater Commonwealth Virtual DistrictAge 5 as of August 21
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
Hoosac Valley RegionalAge 5 as of August 31
HopedaleAge 5 as of August 31
HopkintonAge 5 as of September 1
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
LawrenceAge 5 as of August 29
LeeAge 5 as of August 25
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 September 7
LongmeadowAge 5 as of August 31
LowellAge 5 as of September 1
LudlowAge 5 as of September 8
LunenburgAge 5 as of September 7
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 September 1
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 September 1
MattapoisettAge 5 as of September 1
MaynardAge 5 as of September 2
MedfieldAge 5 as of August 31
MedfordAge 5 as of August 31
MedwayAge 5 as of August 31
MelroseAge 5 as of August 31
Mendon-UptonAge 5 as of September 1
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 September 1
Mount GreylockAge 5 as of September 1
NahantAge 5 as of August 31
NantucketAge 5 as of September 8
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 September 1
North MiddlesexAge 5 as of August 29
North ReadingAge 5 as of August 31
NorthamptonAge 5 as of September 7
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 8
NorwoodAge 5 as of August 31
Oak BluffsAge 5 as of September 8
Old RochesterAge 5 as of December 31
OrangeAge 5 as of September 13
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 2
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 September 7
RockportAge 5 as of August 31
RoweAge 5 as of August 31
SalemAge 5 as of August 31
SandwichAge 5 as of September 13
SaugusAge 5 as of August 31
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 September 3
Somerset Berkley Regional School DistrictN/A
SomervilleAge 5 as of September 3
South HadleyAge 5 as of August 31
SouthamptonAge 5 as of September 1
SouthboroughAge 5 as of August 31
SouthbridgeAge 5 as of August 30
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 September 6
SturbridgeAge 5 as of August 31
SudburyAge 5 as of September 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 5 as of September 1
TantasquaN/A
TauntonAge 5 as of August 31
TewksburyAge 5 as of August 31
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 August 31
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 7
WesthamptonAge 5 as of September 1
WestonAge 5 as of September 4
WestportAge 5 as of September 6
WestwoodAge 5 as of September 1
WeymouthAge 5 as of September 8
WhatelyAge 5 as of September 1
Whitman-HansonAge 5 as of August 31
WilliamsburgAge 5 as of September 1
WilmingtonAge 5 as of September 7
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 27
WrenthamAge 5 as of August 31
 
Charter DistrictKindergarten Starting Age
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of September 7
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
Baystate Academy Charter Public School (District)N/A
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public (District)Age 4 as of August 29
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public (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 August 29
Brooke Charter School (District)Age 5 as of August 11
Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter (District)N/A
Christa McAuliffe Charter School (District)N/A
City on a Hill Charter Public School (District)N/A
Codman Academy Charter Public (District)Age 4 as of September 1
Collegiate Charter School of Lowell (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Community Charter School of Cambridge (District)N/A
Community Day Charter Public School (District)Age 4 as of August 27
Conservatory Lab Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 10
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (District)Age 4 as of September 1
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers: A Horace Mann Charter Public School (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 East (District)N/A
Hampden Charter School of Science West (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 4
Holyoke Community Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 9
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 August 30
Learning First Charter Public School (District)Age 5 as of December 31
Libertas Academy Charter School (District)N/A
Lowell Community Charter Public (District)Age 4 as of August 26
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter (District)N/A
Map Academy Charter School (District)N/A
Marblehead Community Charter Public (District)N/A
Martha's Vineyard Charter Public School (District)Age 5 as of September 8
Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Match Charter Public School (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 Heights Charter School of Brockton (District)N/A
Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School (District)Age 5 as of August 31
Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School (District)N/A
Phoenix Academy Charter Public High School, Chelsea (District)N/A
Phoenix Academy Public Charter High School, Lawrence (District)N/A
Phoenix Academy Public Charter High School, Springfield (District)N/A
Pioneer Charter School of Science (District)N/A
Pioneer Charter School of Science 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
Salem Academy Charter (District)N/A
Sizer School: A North Central Charter Essential (District)N/A
South Shore Charter Public (District)Age 5 as of August 31
Springfield International Charter (District)Age 5 as of September 1
Springfield Preparatory Charter School (District)Age 5 as of August 23
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: August 30, 2022

 
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370

Directions

Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.