How to Enroll

Registration for Wilmington students happens at the student's building.  Please see our Our Schools page for contact information.  The registration forms are available via the Registration Documents section at the right.

Preschool Registration Announcement

Registration for preschool is closed at this time. We are not accepting preschool registrations for the 2020-2021 school year. Please continue to check our website for preschool registration and lottery information. Dates TBD.

Boutwell Early Childhood Center - kristen.walsh@wpsk12.com
Wildwood Early Childhood Center - charlotte.king@wpsk12.com

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Dates and Times

Beginning on Monday, March 29 – April 7, 2021 the Boutwell and Wildwood Early Childhood Centers will be accepting completed registration materials (please provide copies of everything required. Do not send in originals.) for preschool and kindergarten. To accommodate the needs of our families, we are offering mail-in registration and drop-off registration. Please be sure to mail or drop off your completed registration packet to your child’s home school.

Mail-in Registration:

Boutwell Early Childhood Center
17 Boutwell Street
Wilmington, MA 01887

Wildwood Early Childhood Center
182 Wildwood Street
Wilmington, MA 01887

Drop-off Registration:
Upon arrival at your child’s home school, please place the completed registration packet in the “Registration Drop-Off Bin” located at the front door between the hours of 8:15am-2:15pm.

We kindly ask when dropping off your child’s registration packet, please park in legally marked spots and wear a mask at all times.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the building principal.
Boutwell Early Childhood Center - kristen.walsh@wpsk12.com
Wildwood Early Childhood Center - charlotte.king@wpsk12.com

PreK and K Registration

If your child reaches age three (3) on or before August 31, 2021 he/she can register for Preschool at this time.

If your child reaches age five (5) on or before August 31, 2021 he/she should register for Kindergarten at this time.

If your child reaches age six (6) on or before August 31, 2021 he/she should register for First Grade at this time, if not already attending a Wilmington Public School Kindergarten program.

**In accordance with School Committee policy, no child will be registered to enter first grade if he/she has not turned six (6) prior to August 31, 2021 even if they have completed a kindergarten program elsewhere.

The following items must be presented at the time of registration:

  • I. Copy of original Birth Certificate with official seal
  • II. Medical Information
    1. Most recent physical exam information and immunizations record
  • III. Proof of Residency (one of the following items)
    1. Record of recent mortgage payment and/or property tax bill
    2. Fully signed and executed Lease and/or Rental Agreement (Must be executed by both parties)
    3. Notarized Landlord/Owner of Property Affidavit (please refer to district's website wpsk12.com and click on RESIDENCY POLICY & PROCEDURES to print form to be used “Residency Statement/Affidavit”)
    4. Fully signed and executed Purchase and Sale (P&S) Agreement (provided occupancy date occurs within 30 days of enrollment)
    5. Section 8 Agreement
  • IV. Proof of Occupancy (one of the following items)
    1. Gas/Oil Bill, Electric Bill, Home (not cell) Telephone Bill, Cable Bill, Water Bill (Note: Bill must be dated within the past 45 days and address and name must be stated)
    2. Recent bill (other than that stated above dated within the past 45 days showing Wilmington address and name. However, a Residency Statement/Affidavit is REQUIRED with this option. Please refer to district's website www.wpsk12.com and click on RESIDENCY POLICY & PROCEDURES to print form to be used)
    3. Occupancy Statement/Affidavit must be notarized if a bill can not be provided prior to student's enrollment (please refer to district's website www.wpsk12.com and click on RESIDENCY POLICY & PROCEDURES to print form to be used “Occupancy Statement/Affidavit”)
  • V. Proof of Identity (one of the following items)
    1. Valid MA Driver's License
    2. Valid MA Photo ID Card
    3. Valid Passport
    4. Other Government issued Photo ID

NOTE:  Notarization at the Wilmington Town Hall is no longer available. Additionally, if you require an original copy of your child's birth certificate, please order it online from the clerk's page on the town website: wilmingtonma.gov, or email at townclerk@wilmingtonma.gov, or call for assistance at 978-658-2030.

Back To School Pup Vaccination Information

Entrance Age

Policy JEB - Entrance Age

Registration Documents

Entrance Age - School Committee Policy

ENTRANCE AGE

KINDERGARTEN

  • A child may be registered for public kindergarten in accordance with the following attendance age policy:
  • Each child may attend public kindergarten if he or she has attained the chronological age of five on or before August 31st of the academic year in which the parent(s) desire entry.

GRADE 1

  • A child shall be registered for grade 1 in accordance with the following age attendance policy:
  • Each child must have attained the chronological age of six on or before August 31st of the academic year.
  • Each child must attend grade 1 if he or she has attained the chronological age of six on or before August 31st of the same year.

ADMINISTRATIVE IMPERATIVES

The school administration is directed to enforce the above policy without exception.

Admission and grade placement of transfer and special needs students shall be an administrative decision. The decision will involve a consideration of both chronological age and the readiness of the child to do the work of the particular grade. Appropriate input from the parent(s) will be sought in forming the decision.

LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L. 15:1G Board of Education Regulations for Entrance to First Grade and Kindergarten, adopted 7/20/71