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Kindergarten Information


For children who turn five-years-old on or before Sept. 1, Barrington 220 offers Standard Half-Day Kindergarten using a half-day model. Students will be fully educated according to Barrington 220's traditional curriculum and programming. This model prepares children for first grade and beyond. Parents have the option to state their preference for morning or afternoon kindergarten. Requests are granted upon space and availability.

Morning kindergarten sections run from 8-10:40 a.m. and afternoon sections take place from 12:10-2:40 p.m. Wednesday is an early release day in Barrington 220 where students are dismissed approximately 30 minutes early in the afternoon section only. Dismissal on Wednesdays will take place at 2:10 p.m. Click here to watch an informational video about Standard Half-Day Kindergarten.

For new students entering Barrington 220 for the first time, please complete the form below. 


2023-24 Important Dates

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Kindergarten Round-Up (in person at your home elementary school)

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Chinese Immersion (virtual, Zoom link will be live on January 25)

Thursday, February 2, 2023
A link for pre-registration will be sent to the email provided after the Round-Up presentation.

Monday, February 6, 2023
Spanish Dual Language (English) (virtual, Zoom link will be live on January 25)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Spanish Dual Language (Spanish) (virtual, Zoom link will be live on January 25)

March 31, 2023
The last day for Language Program registration

Monday, April 10, 2023
Language Program acceptance emails will be sent out

May 2023
Official Online Registration for all students (new and returning) will begin for the 2023-24 school year

Late July 2023
Transportation information will be available in the Ride360 parent app

Early August 2023
Classroom teacher assignments will be available in the Parent Portal

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
First day of Kindergarten

Photo of kindergarten student painting


Karen Jasonowicz
Central Registrar

Dr. Becky Gill 
Director of Elementary Education

Rebecca Wiegel 
Director of Language Programs 

Optional Programs 

In addition to Standard Half-Day Kindergarten, Barrington 220 offers four optional programs:


To register your incoming kindergartener please email the central registrar, Karen Jasonowicz, at or call 847-842-3512. You can also find more information by visiting our Register a New Student section.