Parents of children living in Durham and Middlefield who will be 5 years old on or before Jan. 1, 2022 must register to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2021 or apply for a waiver of attendance. In Regional School District 13, children may attend kindergarten at Brewster School or John Lyman School. You will need to choose the appropriate school for your child prior to registration. Brewster houses students in grades PK-2. Lyman serves students in grades K-4. Both schools follow the same curriculum.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer in-person building visits. Instead, both schools will post detailed information about kindergarten on their respective websites by late February. The postings will include specific information about the schools along with more general information about kindergarten choice and registration.
The school choice decision for kindergarten must be made by Monday, March 15. When the time comes, please contact the main office of the school where you wish to register. The school will send you information and instructions for registration. Registration must be completed in accordance with published timelines in the registration packet to guarantee your child’s place in the school that you select.
Any parent of an eligible kindergarten child who wishes to hold his/her child out of school for another year must sign a form at the Office of the Superintendent.