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.

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

    • Kindergarten Enrichment 
    • Kindergarten Spanish Dual Language Program
    • Kindergarten Chinese Immersion Program
    • Kindergarten Chinese Immersion + Enrichment Program 


  • To register your incoming kindergartener please email the central registrar, Karen Jasonowicz, at or call 847-842-3512.

  • Kindergarten Handbook 2021-2022
  • Kindergarten Transfer Request
  • Health Requirements for School Entry
  • Registration Homepage
  • Resources: Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Important Dates for 2021-2022

  • February - April 30, 2022
    Pre-registration for kindergarten 2022-2023

    Tuesday, February 1, 2022 ~ General Kindergarten Round up for all elementary buildings

    Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
    Chinese Immersion Program Virtual Parent Information Presentation

    Thursday, February 3, 2022 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
    ENGLISH: Spanish Dual Language Program Virtual Parent Information Presentation

    Monday, February 7, 2022 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
    SPANISH: Spanish Dual Language Program Virtual Parent Information Presentation 

    Monday, April 4, 2022
    Language Program acceptance notifications sent out via email

    May 2022
    Official District Online Registration Opens - for all families

    July - August 2022
    Student Registration Fees Due

    August 20, 2022
    First day of school for students grades 1-12

    August 24, 2022
    First day of school for students in Pre-K or Kindergarten