Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools




170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002

Policy JEB: Enrollment Entrance Age

Home 5 Policy JEB: Enrollment Entrance Age

Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1 of the school year during which they wish to enroll will be eligible to enter kindergarten in September. No waivers or exceptions to this policy will be allowed.

A student transferring into the school district whose age is less than the minimum specified above must show evidence of regular attendance for more than 50% of the school year in full-day kindergarten in another school system.

Initial admission of children to the first grade (or other grades) will involve a consideration of both chronological age and the readiness of the children to do the work of those grades.


MGL 15:1G , 71:22 , 71:25 , 76:1

Region Voted to Approve:
Amherst Voted to Approve: 12/12/06
Pelham Voted to Approve: 12/14/06
Effective Date: 12/14/06