Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021

2020-2021 Calendar (At a Glance) - Please note, the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for students will be MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020, this is the week before Labor Day. The calendar was approved early to allow for ample planning time for families.

Welcome to the School District of Haverford Township! 

Eligibility: Children are eligible to attend kindergarten if they have reached five (5) years of age before September 1, 2020.  

Registration Process:

Kindergarten registration begins on February 3rd at 7:00 PM and is a two-step process:

  1. Complete the online application with your information. Submit. Click here to view an example. 
  2. Once you have submitted your information, the system will prompt you to schedule a registration appointment to review your application and submit all required documents. Click here to view an example. 

You can find a quick fact sheet of information that is needed during the online registration process here.

Kindergarten registration appointments for the 2020-2021 school year are scheduled at the school in which your student(s) will attend through March 31, 2020. After this date, registration will be scheduled with the Registrar at the Oakmont Central Administration building. 

Appointments will be held during the school day in each of the elementary schools and 5 evenings at the Oakmont Administration Building. Those evenings include: February 13, February 24, March 26, April 16, and May 14 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. NHS students from the high school will be available to provide child care during evening registration appointments. 

We encourage you to use the online application below. If you are unable to use the online system, please contact the Registrar at 610-853-5900 ext.7139.

To reach the main office of each school, enter the following extension after dialing the School District’s main number, 610-853-5900:

Chatham Park Elementary, Ext. 1000
Chestnutwold Elementary, Ext. 8000
Coopertown Elementary, Ext. 3000
Lynnewood Elementary, Ext. 4000
Manoa Elementary, Ext. 6000

Please note:
The order in which the pre-registration submissions are recorded in the online system is only one of the determining factors in assigning students to morning or afternoon classes. 

Required documents to be provided at Registration:

  • Proof of birth (e.g. original birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate)
  • Proof of residency (e.g. original deed, settlement statement, mortgage statement, tax bill, lease (in its entirety))
  • Immunization record

Also, please print the following forms and complete in advance of your appointment:

  1. Home Language Survey 

  2. Parent/Guardian Registration Statement

  3. Release of Student Records 

  4. Student Health Record

  5. Physical and Dental Exam Form

  6. Food Allergy Fact Sheet

  7. Custody Agreement/Court Order

  8. Photo/Media Release

  9. Internet Agreement - Acceptable Use Policy

Additional Information:

If you are not sure which elementary school your child will attend, you are able to to access the Transportation Department’s WebQuery page here.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires medical and dental examinations for children on entrance to school.  The District strongly encourages families to have these examinations completed prior to the start of school by your family physician and dentist as they can best evaluate your child's health and assist you in obtaining necessary treatments and corrections, if needed.  Forms which can be used to complete these examinations can be found here.

Area School-Age Care providers: Before/After care and kindergarten enrichment programs. 

Answers to additional frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found here. 

PLEASE BE ADVISED: As you complete the forms and provide the necessary documentation for registration, we want to bring to your attention that residency allows the provision of free school privileges to children of school age in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The requirements of residency must be met for enrollment.  We want to advise all registrants applying for enrollment that making any willful false statement is a crime and subjects the person making such false statements to penalties of perjury pursuant to the Pennsylvania Crimes of Offenses Code 18 PA stat. Section 4901, et. seq. Also, the District may bring further charges against the individual for theft of services pursuant to 18 PA stat. Section 3926 and 18 PA stat. Section 3922, both of which would be considered felonies, and Fraudulent Practices pursuant to 18 PA stat. Section 4101, et. seq. The individual also becomes liable for the average annual tuition of over $10,000 (tuition rates fluctuate from year to year).