Kindergarten will be a part of the BBES school community beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. We look forward to welcoming Abington's kindergarten students and their families to the BBES.
Kindergarten registration for the coming 2017-2018 school year will take place at the Beaver Brook Elementary School the week of March 7, 2017 to March 10, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM each day according to the following schedule:
March 7: Last names A-G
March 8: Last names H-N
March 9: Last names O-S
March 10: Last names T-Z
Appointment/Reminder post-cards will be mailed out Monday Feb 6, 2017. Registration packets are available ahead of time on the BBES web site (Kindergarten tab on the left menu), at the Abington Town Hall, Abington Public Library, and on-site at both BBES and Center School.. Registration packets have also been mailed home to families of kindergarten age children. If you know of families with kindergarten age children, please pass along this information to them and have them call Beaver Brook at 781-982-2185.
Abington Public Schools offers two developmentally appropriate kindergarten programs designed specifically for children five years of age. A child who is five years old on or before August 31 of a school year is eligible for kindergarten.
The half-day program is held 5 days per week for 2.5 hours and is free to students of Abington. Placement in the AM or PM session is dependent upon where the child lives in town. In order to maintain balanced classrooms, the school is unable to make honor requests for changes in AM or PM placements.
The full-day program is tuition-based and is held 5 days per week from 8:15 AM – 2:20 PM. Admission to the full-day program requires a deposit and submission of an application. Full-day kindergarten affords children opportunities to learn and practice newly-introduced material during longer blocks of time, which reinforces comprehension and retention of these foundational skills.