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Pre-k: Full & Half Day Registration Open

The East Syracuse Minoa School District is proud to offer free half-day and full-day pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-old children residing in the district. The registration deadline is April 1 for those interested in full day kindergarten. 

To be eligible for the 4-year-old pre-k program in the 2023-24 school year, children must: 
  • Be 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2023; 
  • Be an ESM school district resident; and 
  • Have all required immunizations 

Full Day Pre-k: We have a limited number of openings in our full-day program and the deadline to register is April 1. If the number of family pre-k applications exceeds the number of openings, the district will conduct a lottery drawing where children will be selected at random. Those students not selected through the lottery drawing will automatically be enrolled in the half-day program.

Half-Day Pre-k: ESM continues to offer a half-day pre-k in the morning and afternoon to any families who prefer that option.
Parents/guardians whose children are selected for the program will be mailed an acceptance letter by the end of May.

Register by contacting Maureen Burlingame, Registration/Census Clerk, at or 315-434-3011 on school days from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please let the registrar know if you are applying for full or half day pre-k. 

Registration questions should be directed to the Registration/Census Clerk (contact info above). If you have specific questions about the pre-k program itself, contact Park Hill School at 315-434-3800. More information on pre-k programs, including those for ages 1-3 (link) 
New York State Pre-school Funding covers costs associated with the implementation of the program.