New Student Registration
Welcome to Hingham Public Schools! We can’t wait to see you.
Below you will find downloadable registration packets for the coming school year.
These packets can be printed at home or you can proceed to your assigned school to pick up registration information. Not sure which elementary school your student will attend? Follow this link to find your assigned elementary school by looking up your street listing.
Please include the following documents with your completed registration:
- Original birth certificate – please scan a copy or bring the original to the school office.
- Proof of Residency – a current electric/gas bill, signed lease, purchase and sale agreement
- Most recent report card
- Current immunizations and physical
- Request for Release of Records form (available from past school).
- FACTS Tuition Management Registration (Full Day Kindergarten Only)
You can email the packet and scanned documents to your assigned building’s administrative assistant or drop them off at your respective school. If you opt to email, please see the contact information below.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the HPS Central Office at 781-741-1500.
We look forward to welcoming your child to Hingham Public Schools!
|Questions or Concerns? Find your school contact information below.|
2 Collins Rd Hingham, MA 02043 Attn: Karen Mariani
55 Downer Ave, Hingham, MA 02043
Plymouth River School:
200 High Street, Hingham, MA 02043
2 Collins Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Hingham Middle School
Hingham High School
HPS Central Office
|Don’t know your assigned elementary school? CLICK HERE for street listing assignments.|
Kindergarten General Information
|Questions about the registration process? Please contact HPS Central Office at 781-741-1500.|
FACTS Information (Full Day Kindergarten Tuition Payment System)
Hingham Public Schools uses a third-party billing company, FACTS Management, for the processing and collection of our families’ tuition and fees. This web-based portal system is easy and convenient to use online.
For parents who have an existing FACTS account with Hingham Public Schools, we will be in contact with you with information on your payment plan. No further information is needed from you at this time.
For parents who are NEW to FACTS:
Please access FACTS Management and enroll on FACTS online.
Enrollment in FACTS is necessary to complete your kindergarten registration and is needed whether or not your tuition will be waived or you plan to pay your tuition in full.
Please also note that FACTS charges a $45 non-refundable enrollment fee for monthly payment plans. If the annual tuition is waived or paid in full, this FACTS fee is not applicable. You will be asked to:
- Provide Payee name, address, and contact information,
- Provide financial account information for direct checking account payments (no charge) or credit card payments (2.95% service fee),
- Select a monthly or annual payment plan and submit a Tuition Agreement. Monthly payments will occur from August 21st through May 21st.
Once you have completed the FACTS registration and the kindergarten enrollment process, Hingham Public Schools will establish your account with your child’s information and tuition balance(s), if any.
FACTS will then send you a confirmation notice with payment plan details.
For additional information, please read the HPS Facts Parent Info Letter for 2022
If you have any questions, please contact Audrey Wilcox, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Needs & Other Student Support
Building educators make the final classroom assignments in each building. A variety of factors and sources of information may be taken into consideration. This includes information provided by parents, guidance from Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams and education specialists, and knowledge of the child’s prior school experiences. As well, assignments reflect the needs of the school in terms of balance in gender, learning styles, and need for access to services and resources.
An intensive Kindergarten- Grade 2 Program is available at East School for children whose needs require higher levels of support.
Building-based special education teachers, tutors, and paraeducators provide student support and specialized instruction; and there is access to Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy services and speech/ language instruction, as required.
A psychologist/team chair and an adjustment counselor (both full time) are assigned to each building.
Perhaps the best way to summarize how specialized services are delivered at the kindergarten level would be to compare it with what occurs at the other elementary grades. Some children need more support and specialized services than others; those services are delivered in a variety of ways, mostly within the regular classroom structure along with their typically developing peers, but sometimes outside the classroom, either individually or in small groups.
Special Needs Services Pre-school contact: Elizabeth Costanza email@example.com 781-741-1570, option 4, then option 2
Special Needs Services Kindergarten contacts:
East: Katie Florek firstname.lastname@example.org 781-741-1570
Foster: Elizabeth Curran email@example.com 781-741-1520 ext. 4808
PRS: Brett Bolger firstname.lastname@example.org 781-741-1530
South: Kim Kerr email@example.com 781-741-1540 ext. 4206
The Hingham Public School Nurses are essential members of the educational team. Their mission is to foster the growth, development and educational achievement of all students by promoting health and wellness, in a safe and supportive environment. They are committed to meeting the health needs of individual students and through collaboration with public and private agencies and health care providers. They advocate for students, their families and the school community.
Transportation & Lunch
Most kindergarten students will travel by bus to and from district schools, along with their siblings.
Midday transportation home will be provided for half-day students.
Walkers in each building are dismissed separately from the students who are bused.
Information about building-specific school hours and arrival and dismissal routines will be available to parents prior to the start of school. As well, the bus schedule is posted in the local press and on the school website just prior to the start of school.
Any special arrangements for children with disabilities should be discussed as part of the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) review process.
As with the other grades, kindergarten children may bring their own lunches or purchase lunch each day through the Hingham Public Schools Food Services program. Specific details about the latter option will be provided as the start of the school year approaches.
Kids in Action (KIA) and Child Care
Before and after school care is available through the Hingham Public Schools Kids in Action Program (KIA). This is a high-quality, fee-based service. There is not a KIA “wraparound” component for half-day Kindergarten students.
The half-day kindergarten option (a three-hour and 5-minute morning program) is free.
The Hingham School Committee will finalize 2023-2024 full-day tuition rates in May; for reference, the current 2022-2023 tuition rate is $3,750. A late fee will be charged for full-day registrations received after March 1st. Depending upon documented family income and family size, waived and reduced tuitions are possible.
For families with more than one child in kindergarten, the family pays the full assessed tuition for the first child, using the sliding fee scale. The family pays ½ of the assessed tuition for the second child and ¼ of the assessed tuition for the third child.
For children with an existing Individualized Education Program (IEP), there is no charge for the full-day program. Complete information about tuition and the payment process is included as part of the kindergarten registration process. As well, Central Office and individual school building office staff welcome parents’ financial queries and other individual questions.