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Registration Process

Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year will begin February 1, 2021. 

All application forms have been updated.

Limited numbers of application packets will be available in the office after January 19, 2021.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • February 1 – February 5, February 8 – February 12, February 22 – February 26: school days only from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the Bresnahan School Main Office (Door #1). Please note the offices will be closed from February 15 - 19 for school vacation week.

  • Or may be scanned and emailed to or

  • Or may be mailed to the school

  • Or may be faxed (978) 465-2112

Please note masks are required to enter the building.

CONTACTLESS DROP-OFF: Please leave completed applications in a sealed envelope in the drop box entitled KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION.  If you have a question please ring the bell at Door #1.  

Don't miss the Parent Information Night, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7pm.

Via Zoom: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 815 1981 0263   Password: K2021


Only complete applications will be accepted. The following documents comprise a complete application.

  1. Full or Half Day Kindergarten Application Form

  2. Newburyport Public Schools Enrollment Form       (English)      (Portuguese)     (Spanish)

  3. Newburyport Confidential Health Form

  4. Certification of Address Form

  5. Home Language Survey (English version)*

  6. Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire

  7. Preschool Visitation Permission 

  8. Tuition Policy and Eligibility Criteria (keep at home)

  9. Medicaid Form

* For the Home Language Survey in a language other than English, please contact click here

Please make copies of the following to submit with 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)


In addition, FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN applications require a $380 registration fee (check or money order) made payable to Newburyport Public Schools.  No cash or credit cards accepted. Please read the Tuition Policy and Eligibilty Criteria.

Notification of your child’s application status will be mailed home in mid-March.