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Kindergarten Information

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Beginning with the 2024-25 school year, Barrington 220 will offer FREE full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools, for children who turn five years old on or before Sept. 1. A half-day kindergarten option will still be available to families. Students in full-day kindergarten will experience additional learning time in core subject areas: literacy, math, science, global studies, and health. In addition, they will be able to participate in elementary specials throughout the day such as art, music, STEM, library, and physical education.

Full-day kindergarten sections will run from 8am-2:40pm. Click here to view a sample schedule


To register your incoming kindergartener for the 2024-25 school year, please contact the Central Registration Office at  or call 847-842-3534. You can also find more information by visiting our Register a New Student section. 

2024-25 Important Dates

Thursday Feb. 1, 2024 at 6pm
Kindergarten Round-Up (At your home elementary school) Please note, this is an informational meeting intended for parents.

Monday Feb. 5, 2024 at 6pm
Kindergarten Lab Program Round-Up (At Barrington High School) Please note, this is an informational meeting intended for parents.

Wednesday Feb. 7, 2024 at 6pm
Chinese Immersion Program Round-Up (Click here to view a recording of the meeting)

Thursday Feb. 8, 2024 at 6pm
Spanish Dual Language Program Round-Up (Click here to view a recording of the meeting)

Wednesday Feb. 28, 2024 at 6:30pm 
Kindergarten Lab Program Virtual Information Session (Click here to join Zoom meeting

  • Meeting ID: 846 1473 3505
  • Passcode: 962105

Sunday, March 31, 2024
Deadline to complete kindergarten pre-registration form

Friday April 5, 2024 
Notifications will be sent to all K-Lab, Spanish Dual Language, and Chinese Immersion families 

Optional Programs 

In addition to free Full-Day Kindergarten, Barrington 220 offers three full-day optional programs:

Photo of kindergarten student painting


Central Registration Office 

Dr. Becky Gill 
Director of Elementary Education

Rebecca Wiegel 
Director of Language Programs