3-Year-Old Lottery

Note: The 3-Year-Old Lottery application period for the September 2021 school year opens October 1, 2020 and closes at 4PM on October 31, 2020.

Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) offers three programs for children as young as age 3:

Age of Eligibility
Birth Date: April 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

Application Deadline – October 31 at 4PM
We encourage families to apply between October 1 and October 31 through the Online Pre-Registration System. You may also scan or photograph all forms and documents and e-mail them to us at welcome@cpsd.us. In-person registrations at the Student Registration Center are by appointment only. Please call us at 617.349.6551 or e-mail us at welcome@cpsd.us and we will help you determine which is the best way for your family to register and if an appointment is necessary.

Hours of Operation
Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday | 8:30AM - 3:30PM

For information about applying to DHSP Preschools, click here >>

Save time by completing forms online and uploading most of your required documentation. You will not be entered in the Lottery until you come in person to the SRC to finish your registration.

Download the 3-Year Old Registration Packet >> (pdf)

3-Year-Old Lottery Booklet (pdf)

3-Year-Old Program Information Session Presentation

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