SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ –  Early kindergarten registration will be held from Monday, Feb. 13, to Thursday, March 23, according to an email from the South Orange Maplewood School District.

Those residents who have not registered their children for kindergarten by Thursday, March 23, must wait until Monday, May 1, to register for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Eligibility

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Children of residents, who will be five (5) years of age on or before October 1, 2017, are eligible to enter Kindergarten in September 2017. Registration packets for the 2017- 2018 school year are available now, and can be picked up at the Office of Registration or downloaded from the District’s website.

Parents/Guardians must return completed registration forms, along with originals of all required documents, in person to the Office of Registration located at 525 Academy St. in Maplewood. Registration hours are from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, and Friday by appointment, only when available. Registration office is closed on national holidays.

Kindergarten at Seth Boyden Demonstration School

Parents/Guardians who live outside the Seth Boyden zoned district who wish to have their child attend Kindergarten at Seth Boyden must submit a Seth Boyden Kindergarten Student Transfer Request Form (available on the District’s website). Placement in Seth Boyden is not guaranteed and is contingent upon the enrollment in the child’s home school; on whether a sibling already attends Seth Boyden; and the reasons stated on the request form. Placement in Seth Boyden Kindergarten will be confirmed by May.


Those with questions are asked to call 973-762-5600, for registration questions contact Tiffani Barnes (ext. 1830), and for event questions contact Karen Weiland (ext. 1850), or Suzanne Turner (ext. 1834).