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Holyoke Public School families can enroll their children in kindergarten or submit lottery applications for preschool or dual language programs for the 2023-2024 school year through the Enroll Holyoke portal

Kindergarten enrollment

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open for children who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2023. The new school year probably feels very far away, but it’ll be here fast. Your early enrollment helps us ensure that schools, classrooms, and buses are ready for students on their first day of school.

Preschool enrollment lottery

Parents who wish to enroll their children in an HPS preschool program for the 2023-2024 school year should complete a lottery application form. Students participating in the lottery will be given priority—but not a guarantee—that they will be assigned to the preschool within their school zones based on residential addresses. To be eligible to apply for preschool enrollment at HPS, children must be Holyoke residents and at least 3 years old on September 1, 2023. Children who turn 3 after September 1 may apply for preschool admission after their 3rd birthday. Students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) who wish to enroll in a half-day preschool program do not need to complete a lottery application, but they will need to submit a lottery application to be considered for a full-day program.

Dual language enrollment

Families interested in enrolling students in the district’s Dual Language Program should complete the dual language lottery application form. Applications will be entered into the lottery round (more information below) based on the date of submission. If your child is already enrolled in the Dual Language program, you do not need to fill out the lottery application.

  • Round 1 opened on February 13 and will close on March 31, 2023. This round is open to all students across the district, but priorities will be for siblings currently enrolled in the dual language program, children of HPS employees, and residents of the E.N. White and Kelly zones.

  • Round 2 opens on April 1 and will close on May 19, 2023. This round is open to all students across the district.

  • Rolling admission opens on July 22, 2023 and is also open to all students across the district.

For the 2023-24 school year, Dual Language will be offered in the following schools:

  • E.N. White School for grades PreK-5;

  • Kelly School for grades PreK-3;

  • Sullivan Middle School for grades 6-8; and

  • Holyoke High School North for grade 9.