57 Suffolk Street, 1st Floor
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2000, Option 1
FAX: (413) 534-2037
Chapter 74 Nonresident Student Tuition Program (for vocational technical education)
To determine your child's school assignment based on your home address, click the link below to access our interactive map. Once on the map page, locate the search bar in the top right-hand corner and enter your Holyoke city address.
The 2023-2024 school year is now open for new enrollments.
Please contact our Enrollment Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (413) 534-2000, Option 1 with questions.
To enroll in Kindergarten, children MUST be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2023.
Holyoke High School Dean Campus has special eligibility requirements. Visit the Dean webpage for their application and admissions policy.
Please note, if your child is interested in enrolling in a career-technical program that the Holyoke Public Schools does not currently offer, a Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Education Non-Resident Tuition Form must be completed, and the following steps are taken:
Part I and Part II of the form must be received by the Receiving District for completion by MARCH 15
Part III of the form must be forwarded to the District of Residence for Completion by April 1
*NOTE: APPROVAL OF THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE RECEIVING SCHOOL
Proof of Child’s Age (e.g., birth certificate, passport)
Lead Test (Required for kindergarten and preschool enrollment)
Child’s physical health exam (within the last year)
Parent/Guardian Photo ID: valid driver’s license, MA ID, passport, etc.
2 Proofs of address in Holyoke, including 1 from EACH category:
Evidence of Residency: Mortgage statement, signed lease, etc.
Evidence of Occupancy: Utility bill in your name dated within 60 days
Special Education Documentation (copy of IEP or 504 plan)
Legal Guardianship Documentation
Proof that the adult is seeking guardianship (copy of petition form for guardianship)
Get in touch with the Enrollment Center to find out which schools and programs have space available! You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call (413) 534-2000, option 1. We offer a variety of programs such as part-day, full-day, dual language, and Valley Opportunity Council operated PreK. Holyoke Public Schools offers free preschool in the Donahue, E.N. White, Kelly, Lawrence, McMahon, and Morgan schools. To be eligible for traditional preschool, students must be at least 3 years old and a resident of Holyoke. We happily enroll students throughout the school year as long as they are at least 3 years old at the time of enrollment.
Families: Do you have a child who speaks mostly Spanish or is bilingual? The Dual Language program could be perfect for them.
Families interested in enrolling students in the district’s Dual Language Program should reach out to the Enrollment Center to find out if there is space available in the school and grade that their child is entering..
Contact the Enrollment Center today at (413) 534-2000! “Research suggests that bilingual children function intellectually at a higher level than children who speak, read and write in one language.” The Astounding Effectiveness of Dual Language Education for All Virginia P. Collier and Wayne P. Thomas, George Mason University, 2003.
Program Benefits – Students become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. During their elementary school years, most students will be able to read a book independently, solve a complex math problem, ask inquiry-based questions and hold a conversation in both languages! Students who follow this pathway will be able to earn a Seal of Biliteracy from the State of Massachusetts before High School graduation.
This program is held at three locations. For the school year 2023-24, E.N. White will offer grades PK-5, Kelly will offer PK-3, and Sullivan School will offer grades 6-8.
Eligibility: The dual language program requires students entering preschool to be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023. All students applying for grades 1-8 must be evaluated to determine their eligibility based on their verbal, written, and reading level in Spanish. Those students must meet the Spanish language criteria for the grade they are applying to be accepted into that grade. Students entering preschool and kindergarten do not need to meet any eligibility requirements other than age.