Enrollment & Registration



    Enrollment Age

    Children who turn 5 before September 1st are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for that year in the Norwell Public Schools. Parents who feel their child would benefit from postponing kindergarten entrance should contact their elementary school’s principal to discuss the kindergarten waiver process. Students whose parents choose to postpone registration until a student is six years old without prior approval of a Kindergarten Entrance Age Waiver will enter into the first grade with his or her chronological peers. For more information, please see the Norwell Public Schools policy on school entrance age.

    Click here for a list of Cole and Vinal School districts by street.

    Registration & Documentation


    Registration is done online and requires in person submission of certified documents.


    1. Online Registration


    2. Walk in documentation submission includes the following:

    • Original Birth Certificate or Certified Copy 
    • Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire  printable pdf
    • Proof of Residency (recent water bill, tax bill, lease agreement, etc.).In the event that a family is residing with another family member or friend the following Landlord/Shared Tenancies Residency Affidavit must be completed.
    • Most recent physical from pediatrician/family doctor including immunization records. 
    • Copy of Custody or Guardianship, if applicable
    Dates & Deadlines
    Online Registration:
    Friday, January 10th - Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
    Walk in Documentation Submission: 
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020    9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Students with last names beginning A-K
    Thursday, February 6, 2020       9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Students with last names beginning L-Z
    Thursday, February 6, 2020       3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Any Student
    Kindergarten Parent Orientation
    Thursday, May 14, 2020            7:00 p.m.
    Kindergarten Open House
    TBD-Early September

    Other important kindergarten events

    Bus routes are completed and published in August.

    Class placement is sent home by mail. 

    State-mandated kindergarten screening takes places in June.