PreK Registration Process

Registration Process 

Please note all Preschool programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are fully enrolled. You are welcome to fill out an application and go on the wait list.

2018-2019 academic year: Applications will be accepted (entered into the lottery) from:

  • February 1 – February 28, 2018: school days only from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the Bresnahan School PreK-K Office (Door #2) (Priority registration for returning families is January 8, 2018 - January 19, 2018.)

  • Or may be scanned and emailed to or

  • Or may be mailed to the school

Returning students who are currently enrolled in one of the Bresnahan School preschool programs this year and entering their second year of preschool will be granted priority enrollment.  Siblings of current and former students who have attended the Brown or Bresnahan School preschool programs will also be granted priority enrollment. Priority enrollment is between Monday, January  8, 2018 through Friday, January 19, 2018 only

On Thursday, February 1st, 2018 we will accept applications for all new students.   A preschool lottery will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 to determine if your child is accepted into one of our programs. If there are more applicants than slots available, a waiting list will be formed.

Only complete applications will be accepted. The following documents are required to obtain a lottery number:

2018-2019 Forms are now available.
  1. $300.00 Registration fee, check or money order made payable to the Newburyport Public Schools (no cash or credit accepted)

  2. Preschool Application Form  

  3. Newburyport Public Schools Enrollment Form

  4. Confidential Health Form

  5. Certification of Address Form

  6. Home Language Survey  (English version)*

  7. Parent Questionnaire

* For the Home Language Survey in a language other than English, please contact the office at (978) 465-4435.

Please make copies of each of the following before submitting your application. 

  1. Your child’s birth certificate

  2. Your child’s most recent health record including lead test, immunization and physical (or MA Health Form)

  3. Proof of Newburyport Residency (must be one of the following: utility bill, ex: water bill, electricity bill, cable bill, mortgage/lease agreement)

Upon receipt of a complete application you will receive a lottery number and your child will be entered into the preschool lottery which will be drawn on March 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Superintendent’s Office-70 Low St, Newburyport. The public is welcome to attend the lottery. Lottery results will be posted online no later than March 5, 2018.  Notification of your child’s application status will be mailed home in early-mid March.

Information regarding YWCA Before and After School Care may be found here.

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