Beacon City School District Universal Pre-Kindergarten



    Children are eligible for the Pre-Kindergarten program if their parent/guardian resides in the Beacon City School District and he/she will turn 4 years of age on or before December 1st.  Review this page for further information.

    Please go to our REGISTRATION page to REGISTER your child(s) for our Pre K program!



    The Beacon Pre-Kindergarten Program is a half-day grant funded program and is offered at our district elementary schools.  Please understand that the program will only operate if the Beacon School District continues to receive Pre-Kindergarten grant funding from New York State.  Notification letters to families confirming student attendance are mailed out at the end of July pending final funding approval from the state.

    Building Assignment

    School assignments are determined by parent/guardian residency and are assigned on a first come, first served basis.  If your child’s home school is at capacity then the next closest school with an available opening will be offered for placement.  There are also a limited number of spots at our cooperating agencies:  New Covenant, Rose Hill Manor and Cedar Street Daycare.  The registrar will have more information at your registration appointment.


    The district provides transportation for arrival (AM students) or dismissal (PM students) only.  All other mid-day transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.  The link for transportation requests is below.


    Students are provided a healthy snack each day during their half day program.  The Beacon City School District is an active partner in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program and Pre-K students are eligible as follows: 

    AM students:  Breakfast   

    PM Students:    Lunch      

    Your child MAY be eligible for free reduced lunch prices.  A paper application will be issued on the first day of school.  After registration and your child has been assigned a student ID families can also apply online at the following link: