Kindergarten Registration Information


2017-2018 School Year

We are excited that Full Day Kindergarten will be part of the Cheshire Public Schools again during the 2017-2018 school year!  We development the following information sheet to outline the registration procedure as well as the decision making process for where a student will attend kindergarten in Cheshire next school year.  In addition, various topics related to FDK are included to support a clear understanding of our plan.

Full Day Kindergarten

2017-2018 Information Sheet



2016-2017 School Year

Full Day Kindergarten

2016-2017 Information Sheet


If you have a child born on or before January 1, 2012 and plan for your child to attend kindergarten during the 2016-2017 school year, please contact Darcey School at 203-272-3343 to register your child for kindergarten.  All Cheshire kindergarteners will be registered at Darcey School, regardless of home school, until July 1, 2016.  After July 1, 2016, parents will register for kindergarten at their home school.

FDK Implementation Plan in Cheshire

Each year, the district will review kindergarten registrations based on existing school district lines and matched to space availability to determine where a kindergarten student will attend kindergarten.  We will make every effort to honor the home school concept with Darcey School being available to all schools based on space needs.

Current Plan for Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) for the 2016-2017 School Year

Our plan for implementing FDK for the 2016 - 2017 school year in Cheshire is as follows:

  • Kindergarten students in the Norton District will attend Norton School for FDK.
  • Kindergarten students in the Chapman District will attend Chapman School for FDK.
  • Kindergarten students in the Doolittle District will attend Darcey School for FDK.
  • Kindergarten students in the southern Highland zone (see map below) will attend Highland School for FDK and kindergarten students in the northern Highland zone will attend Darcey School for FDK.

Below is a map indicating the district lines and Highland southern and northern zones.

 FDK Map 2014-15