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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


As an overflow school, we serve students from all areas of Paterson. However, we are not directly involved in student enrollment. The Paterson Office of Placement decides enrollment through an application process. Applications are available from the Office of Placement. There is currently a waiting list, and priority is only given to siblings of current students. Current enrollment in the Renaissance One Pre-K program does not guarantee enrollment in Kindergarten.

When does kindergarten registration begin?


Where can I register my child for kindergarten?

Children should be registered at Central Registration, 90 Delaware Avenue, 1st Floor. Please call for an appointment first at 973-321-2501.

How old does my child have to be at the time of registration?

Children should be 5 years old by October 31 of the current school year.

What documents are needed for registration?

Your child must be with you at the time of the appointment along with the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Social Security Card
  • Two official forms of identification as proof of Paterson residency ( i.e. telephone bill, gas & electric bill, bank statement, mortgage statement, lease. etc.)
  • Transfer Card (This is only required for students transferring from another district)                                                                                         

Can I transfer my child by phone, email or mail?

No, parents or *legal guardians and student(s) MUST be present at registration.

Are physicals needed prior to registration?

Yes, physicals are required for kindergarten students and students new to the district.