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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Districts

Charter Districts

District
Kindergarten Starting Age
Abington Age 5 as of August 31
Acton-Boxborough N/A
Acushnet Age 5 as of August 31
Adams-Cheshire Age 5 as of August 31
Agawam Age 5 as of September 1
Amesbury Age 5 as of September 1
Amherst Age 5 as of September 1
Amherst-Pelham N/A
Andover Age 5 as of September 1
Arlington Age 5 as of August 31
Ashburnham-Westminster Age 5 as of September 1
Ashland Age 5 as of September 2
Athol-Royalston Age 5 as of August 31
Attleboro Age 5 as of September 7
Auburn Age 5 as of September 1
Avon Age 5 as of August 31
Ayer Shirley School District Age 5 as of September 1
Barnstable Age 5 as of September 1
Bedford Age 5 as of August 31
Belchertown Age 5 as of August 31
Bellingham Age 5 as of August 31
Belmont Age 5 as of September 1
Berkley Age 5 as of September 1
Berkshire Hills Age 5 as of September 1
Berlin Age 5 as of September 1
Berlin-Boylston Age 5 as of September 1
Beverly Age 5 as of August 31
Billerica Age 5 as of August 31
Blackstone-Millville Age 5 as of August 15
Boston Age 5 as of September 1
Bourne Age 5 as of September 1
Boxford Age 5 as of September 1
Boylston Age 5 as of September 1
Braintree Age 5 as of August 31
Brewster Age 5 as of September 1
Bridgewater-Raynham Age 5 as of September 4
Brimfield Age 5 as of August 31
Bristol County Agricultural N/A
Brockton Age 5 as of December 31
Brookfield Age 5 as of August 31
Brookline Age 5 as of September 1
Burlington Age 5 as of August 31
Cambridge Age 5 as of August 31
Canton Age 5 as of September 1
Carlisle Age 5 as of September 5
Carver Age 5 as of September 1
Central Berkshire Age 5 as of September 1
Chelmsford Age 5 as of August 31
Chelsea Age 5 as of August 31
Chesterfield-Goshen Age 5 as of August 31
Chicopee Age 5 as of October 1
Clarksburg Age 5 as of August 31
Clinton Age 5 as of September 1
Cohasset Age 5 as of September 1
Concord Age 5 as of August 31
Concord-Carlisle N/A
Conway Age 5 as of September 1
Danvers Age 5 as of September 1
Dartmouth Age 5 as of August 31
Dedham Age 5 as of September 1
Deerfield Age 5 as of September 1
Dennis-Yarmouth Age 5 as of September 4
Dighton-Rehoboth Age 5 as of August 31
Douglas Age 5 as of September 1
Dover Age 5 as of September 1
Dover-Sherborn N/A
Dracut Age 5 as of August 31
Dudley-Charlton Reg Age 5 as of August 31
Duxbury Age 5 as of September 2
East Bridgewater Age 5 as of August 31
East Longmeadow Age 5 as of September 1
Eastham Age 5 as of September 1
Easthampton Age 5 as of September 4
Easton Age 5 as of August 31
Edgartown Age 5 as of September 7
Erving Age 5 as of September 1
Everett Age 5 as of August 31
Fairhaven Age 5 as of August 31
Fall River Age 5 as of September 1
Falmouth Age 5 as of August 31
Farmington River Reg Age 5 as of September 1
Fitchburg Age 5 as of September 1
Florida Age 5 as of August 31
Foxborough Age 5 as of August 31
Framingham Age 5 as of September 1
Franklin Age 5 as of August 31
Freetown-Lakeville Age 5 as of August 31
Frontier N/A
Gardner Age 5 as of September 1
Gateway Age 5 as of August 31
Georgetown Age 5 as of August 31
Gill-Montague Age 5 as of September 1
Gloucester Age 5 as of August 31
Gosnold Age 5 as of August 31
Grafton Age 5 as of September 1
Granby Age 5 as of August 31
Greenfield Age 5 as of September 1
Groton-Dunstable Age 5 as of August 28
Hadley Age 5 as of August 31
Halifax Age 5 as of September 1
Hamilton-Wenham Age 5 as of September 1
Hampden-Wilbraham Age 5 as of September 1
Hampshire N/A
Hancock Age 5 as of September 1
Hanover Age 5 as of September 1
Harvard Age 5 as of September 1
Hatfield Age 5 as of September 1
Haverhill Age 5 as of August 31
Hawlemont Age 5 as of August 31
Hingham Age 5 as of August 31
Holbrook Age 5 as of August 31
Holland Age 5 as of August 31
Holliston Age 5 as of September 1
Holyoke Age 5 as of September 1
Hopedale Age 5 as of August 31
Hopkinton Age 5 as of August 31
Hudson Age 5 as of September 1
Hull Age 5 as of September 1
Institutional Schools N/A
Ipswich Age 5 as of August 31
King Philip N/A
Kingston Age 5 as of September 1
Lanesborough Age 5 as of September 1
Lawrence Age 5 as of September 1
Lee Age 5 as of October 1
Leicester Age 5 as of September 1
Lenox Age 5 as of September 1
Leominster Age 5 as of August 31
Leverett Age 5 as of September 1
Lexington Age 5 as of August 31
Lincoln Age 5 as of October 1
Lincoln-Sudbury N/A
Littleton Age 5 as of August 31
Longmeadow Age 5 as of August 31
Lowell Age 5 as of September 1
Ludlow Age 5 as of September 1
Lunenburg Age 5 as of August 31
Lynn Age 5 as of September 1
Lynnfield Age 5 as of September 1
MA Academy for Math and Science N/A
Malden Age 5 as of September 1
Manchester Essex Regional Age 5 as of August 31
Mansfield Age 5 as of September 1
Marblehead Age 5 as of August 31
Marion Age 5 as of September 1
Marlborough Age 5 as of August 31
Marshfield Age 5 as of August 31
Martha's Vineyard Age 5 as of October 1
Masconomet N/A
Mashpee Age 5 as of August 31
Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual District Age 5 as of August 21
Mattapoisett Age 5 as of September 1
Maynard Age 5 as of September 1
Medfield Age 5 as of September 10
Medford Age 5 as of August 31
Medway Age 5 as of August 31
Melrose Age 5 as of August 31
Mendon-Upton Age 5 as of August 31
Methuen Age 5 as of September 1
Middleborough Age 5 as of September 1
Middleton Age 5 as of September 1
Milford Age 5 as of August 31
Millbury Age 5 as of August 31
Millis Age 5 as of August 31
Milton Age 5 as of August 31
Mohawk Trail Age 5 as of August 31
Monomoy Regional School District Age 5 as of September 1
Monson Age 5 as of August 31
Mount Greylock N/A
Nahant Age 5 as of August 31
Nantucket Age 5 as of September 1
Narragansett Age 5 as of August 30
Nashoba Age 5 as of September 1
Natick Age 5 as of August 31
Nauset N/A
Needham Age 5 as of August 31
New Bedford Age 5 as of August 31
New Salem-Wendell Age 5 as of September 1
Newburyport Age 5 as of September 1
Newton Age 5 as of August 31
Norfolk Age 5 as of August 31
Norfolk County Agricultural N/A
North Adams Age 5 as of August 31
North Andover Age 5 as of August 31
North Attleborough Age 5 as of August 31
North Brookfield Age 5 as of August 27
North Middlesex Age 5 as of August 29
North Reading Age 5 as of August 31
Northampton Age 5 as of August 31
Northampton-Smith Vocational Agricultural N/A
Northboro-Southboro N/A
Northborough Age 5 as of August 31
Northbridge Age 5 as of August 27
Norton Age 5 as of August 31
Norwell Age 5 as of September 1
Norwood Age 5 as of August 31
Oak Bluffs Age 5 as of September 1
Old Rochester Age 5 as of December 31
Orange Age 5 as of August 31
Orleans Age 5 as of September 1
Oxford Age 5 as of September 1
Palmer Age 5 as of September 1
Peabody Age 5 as of September 1
Pelham Age 5 as of September 1
Pembroke Age 5 as of September 1
Pentucket Age 5 as of August 29
Petersham Age 5 as of September 3
Pioneer Valley Age 5 as of September 1
Pittsfield Age 5 as of December 1
Plainville Age 5 as of August 31
Plymouth Age 5 as of September 1
Plympton Age 5 as of September 1
Provincetown Age 5 as of September 1
Quabbin Age 5 as of August 26
Quaboag Regional Age 5 as of September 1
Quincy Age 5 as of August 31
Ralph C Mahar N/A
Randolph Age 5 as of August 31
Reading Age 5 as of August 31
Revere Age 5 as of August 31
Richmond Age 5 as of September 1
Rochester Age 5 as of September 1
Rockland Age 5 as of August 31
Rockport Age 5 as of August 31
Rowe Age 5 as of August 31
Salem Age 5 as of August 31
Sandwich Age 5 as of September 1
Saugus Age 5 as of August 31
Savoy Age 5 as of August 31
Scituate Age 5 as of September 1
Seekonk Age 5 as of August 31
Sharon Age 5 as of August 31
Sherborn Age 5 as of September 1
Shrewsbury Age 5 as of August 31
Shutesbury Age 5 as of September 1
Silver Lake N/A
Somerset Age 5 as of August 31
Somerset Berkley Regional School District N/A
Somerville Age 5 as of August 31
South Hadley Age 5 as of August 31
Southampton Age 5 as of August 31
Southborough Age 5 as of August 31
Southbridge Age 5 as of August 31
Southern Berkshire Age 5 as of December 31
Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District Age 5 as of September 1
Spencer-E Brookfield Age 5 as of August 29
Springfield Age 5 as of September 1
Stoneham Age 5 as of August 31
Stoughton Age 5 as of August 31
Sturbridge Age 5 as of August 31
Sudbury Age 5 as of October 1
Sunderland Age 5 as of September 1
Sutton Age 5 as of September 1
Swampscott Age 5 as of September 1
Swansea Age 5 as of August 31
TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School District Age 4 as of January 1
Tantasqua N/A
Taunton Age 5 as of August 31
Tewksbury Age 5 as of August 28
Tisbury Age 5 as of September 1
Topsfield Age 5 as of September 1
Triton Age 5 as of September 1
Truro Age 5 as of September 1
Tyngsborough Age 5 as of September 1
Up-Island Regional Age 5 as of September 1
Uxbridge Age 5 as of August 31
Wachusett Age 5 as of September 1
Wakefield Age 5 as of August 31
Wales Age 5 as of August 31
Walpole Age 5 as of August 31
Waltham Age 5 as of September 1
Ware Age 5 as of September 1
Wareham Age 5 as of October 1
Watertown Age 5 as of September 7
Wayland Age 5 as of August 31
Webster Age 5 as of August 31
Wellesley Age 5 as of September 1
Wellfleet Age 5 as of September 1
West Boylston Age 5 as of August 31
West Bridgewater Age 5 as of August 31
West Springfield Age 5 as of September 1
Westborough Age 5 as of September 1
Westfield Age 5 as of August 1
Westford Age 5 as of September 3
Westhampton Age 5 as of August 31
Weston Age 5 as of September 4
Westport Age 5 as of September 9
Westwood Age 5 as of September 1
Weymouth Age 5 as of August 31
Whately Age 5 as of September 1
Whitman-Hanson Age 5 as of August 31
Williamsburg Age 5 as of August 31
Williamstown Age 5 as of August 31
Wilmington Age 5 as of August 31
Winchendon Age 5 as of September 8
Winchester Age 5 as of September 1
Winthrop Age 5 as of September 1
Woburn Age 5 as of September 1
Worcester Age 5 as of December 31
Worthington Age 5 as of August 31
Wrentham Age 5 as of August 31
 
Charter District
Kindergarten 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 August 29
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 (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
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 - 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
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 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 Heights Charter School of Brockton (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 August 30
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) 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