Kindergarten Registration Timeline

*Spring 2024 Registration for September 2024*

January 17, 2024Kindergarten Parent/Caregiver Information Night Hingham Middle School Auditorium @ 6:30 PM.
Watch a recording of the info night here.
January 29, 2024 to February 2, 2024Kindergarten Registration Packets will be available online and also available for pick-up at the respective schools.
*Children must be 5 by August 31, 2024 in order to register
February 5-16, 2024Kindergarten Registration Please return the completed registration packet, birth certificate, proof of residency and physical report (including updated immunization records, lead screening, and eye exam) during the registration window. If registering for the full-day program, the registration deposit is $295. Please make check payable to: Hingham Public Schools.
  May 2024Kindergarten Orientation and Screening
May 20: Foster Kindergarten Orientation & Screening
May 21: East Kindergarten Orientation & Screening
May 22: PRS Kindergarten Orientation & Screening
May 23: South Kindergarten Orientation & Screening
August 2024Building Tours. Dates and times TBD.

*Children who will be six years of age on or before August 31st of the school year during which they will enroll will be eligible to enter first grade for that school year, unless a waiver has been approved by the building principal.

Note sure which elementary school is yours? Visit our street list guide for more info.

Kindergarten Registration Packet

Please download and complete all of the forms below.

You may email the contact below or drop off at your respective school.

Registration Forms:
  • Student Registration Form (form A)
  • Home Language Survey (form B)
  • Kindergarten Session Registration and Tuition Agreement (form C)
  • Kindergarten Health Registration Form (form D)
  • Elementary Developmental History (form E)
  • Pre-School History Form (form F)
  • Early Childhood Experience Survey (form G)
Supplemental materials (please provide the following):
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of residency (current utility bill, signed lease, signed rental contract, or executed purchase and sales agreement)
  • Health Report (including updated immunizations, lead screening and eye exam) from physician*
  • Registration in FACTS Management
  • Tuition Deposit (Full Day only)–$295 check payable to Hingham Public Schools.

* If your child is scheduled to have a physical exam in the summer or fall of 2024 please submit last year’s form and send the updated version after your child’s next visit. Immunizations must be up to date in order for your child to attend school.

Registration Contacts

Find school assignments by street listing here.
East Elementary:

Karen Mariani


Phone: 781-741-1570

Checks payable to Hingham Public Schools

Mail checks to 2 Collins Rd Hingham, MA 02043 Attn: Karen Mariani

Foster Elementary:

Maria Sandberg


Phone: 781-741-1520

Checks payable to Hingham Public Schools

Mail checks to 55 Downer Ave, Hingham, MA 02043 Attn: Maria Sandberg

Plymouth River School:

Suzanne Price


Phone: 781-741-1530

Checks payable to Hingham Public Schools

Mail checks to 200 High Street, Hingham, MA 02043 Attn: Suzanne Price

South Elementary School:

Pamela Graham


Phone: 781-741-1540

Checks payable to Hingham Public Schools

Mail checks to 831 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043 Attn: Pam Graham

Questions about registration?  Please contact the administrative assistant at your child’s assigned school or contact Central Office staff at 781-741-1500.

Additional Information

FACTS Information

FACTS Information

Hingham Public Schools uses a third party billing company, FACTS Management, for the processing and collection of our families’ tuition and fees. The web-based portal system is easy and convenient to use and is used by many colleges, private schools and other public schools as well.

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. We do need a completed database of all parents, regardless of their tuition status. 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:

  1. Provide Payee name, address and contact information,
  2. Provide financial account information for direct checking account payments (no charge) or credit card payments (2.95% service fee),
  3. Select a monthly or annual payment plan and submit a Tuition Agreement. Monthly payments will occur 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Chipley-McCall –

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     781-741-1570, option 4, then option 2

Special Needs Services Kindergarten contacts:

East: Katie Florek        781-741-1570
Foster: Elizabeth Curran     781-741-1520 ext. 4808

PRS: Brett Bolger     781-741-1530

South: Kim Kerr     781-741-1540 ext. 4206

Health Services

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.

Registration Information


The half-day kindergarten option (a three-hour and 5 minute morning program) is free.

The Hingham School Committee has finalized the 2023-2024 full-day tuition rates.

The current full day tuition rate is now $2,950. 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 tuitions 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.

Tuition Sliding Scale.