In an attempt to permit children to enter kindergarten or first grade at the time most appropriate for them individually, the School Committee establishes the following policy on entrance age:

1. Children who will be five years of age before September 1 of the school year during which they wish to enroll will be eligible to enter kindergarten in September.
The admission of children whose birthdays fall after September 1 will be solely at the school's discretion and shall be based upon prior educational experience, assessment data, and date of birth.
2. 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.

SOURCE: MASC (adapted)
Board of Education Regulations for Entrance to First Grade and Kindergarten, adopted 7/20/71

ADOPTED: December 9, 2014