Preschool and Pre-kindergarten Registration Overview

  • Registration for returning and new students begins in February. A lottery takes place in March. If all slots are filled, students registering after the lottery process are placed on a waitlist.

Registration Process

  • In-person registration will take place at the Bresnahan School Office located at 333 High Street.

    Priority Registration

    Priority Registration is for:

    • Returning students who are currently enrolled in one of the Bresnahan School preschool programs this year and who will be entering into their second year of preschool.
    • Siblings of current and former students who have attended the Newburyport Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program (whether at the Brown or Bresnahan School).
    • Returning students will be given priority over new siblings.
    • February 8, 2022 – February 15, 2022  (school days only) between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    New Student Registration

    • Registration for new students
    • February 15, 2022 – March 4, 2022

Required Documents

  • Please make copies of each of the following before submitting your application. 

    • Your child’s birth certificate
    • Your child’s most recent health record including a lead test, immunization, and physical (or MA Health Form)
    • Proof of Newburyport Residency (must be one of the following: utility bill, ex: water bill, electricity bill, cable bill, mortgage/lease agreement)
  • A preschool lottery was held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. If there are more applicants than slots available, a waiting list is formed. New students registering after the registration period will be given a lottery number at the time of registration.

    2022-23 School Year Lottery Results