Navigating Preschool and Kindergarten Applications in Hingham: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

As you embark on the crucial journey of selecting the right preschool or kindergarten for your child in Hingham, it's essential to understand the nuances of both public and private options. This blog aims to provide a detailed road map to assist you in making an informed decision that aligns with your child's needs and your family's values.

Wilder Nursery School Open House
January 21 10:30-12:30
Register here to attend the Open House
Hingham Nursery
1101 Main Street, Hingham
Open House January 21 10-12
Applications due January 31,2024 
Families will be notified of placement on February 5, 2024
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HIngham Public Schools

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Kindergarten Parent Information Night
January 17, 2024 6:30PM
Hingham Middle School
HPS Kids In Action Preschool  Application
Integrated Pre-school/Pre-K Application 
Visit the Hingham Public Schools website for additional information.
South Shore Conservatory
1 Conservatory Dr, Hingham, MA
SSC is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.  Visit the website to apply online.

Important Enrollment Dates for School Year 2024-2025:

  • Friday January 12, 2024 – last day for current P/PK/K students & siblings to submit their application to receive priority enrollment.
  • Friday January 19, 2024 – last day for P/PK/K alumni families to submit their application to receive priority enrollment.
  • Friday January 26, 2024 – last day for Music Together®/other SSC program families to submit their application to receive priority enrollment.
  • Monday January 29, 2024 – New families are placed in the remaining open slots.

St. Paul School 
18 Fearing Rd, Hingham
Click here for information about admission.
Derby Academy
56 Burditt Ave, Hingham
Click here to view more information about the application process at Derby Academy.
Application Dates & Deadlines Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten:
  • Application Process Completed By: February 5
  • Assessment Date for Pre-K & K siblings of current students and children of faculty/staff: morning of January 20, 2024 (time slots to be assigned).
  • Assessment Date for all other Pre-K, K & Grade 1 candidates: morning of February 10, 2024 (time slots to be assigned)

Whether you choose a public or private path, rest assured that Hingham offers a supportive and enriching environment for your child's early education. Here's to a future filled with learning, growth, and success!

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