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3-Year-Old Lottery

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

All of these programs follow the CPS academic calendar of holidays and school vacations, with only minor variations based on program needs. Very limited seats are available; these programs serve approximately 90 total students, including returning 4-year-olds who entered at Age 3. You can start the process by downloading the registration application and other required forms from our Forms Page.

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Age of Eligibility

Child’s Birth Date Family should register or apply:
April 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016 3-Year-Old Lottery: October 1st-31st, 2018
September 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015 JK/K Lottery: January 2nd-31st, 2019 as a Junior Kindergartener.
Note: 4-year-olds who are NOT eligible for JK will be grouped with JKs and processed in January for those who choose Tobin Montessori.
September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014
JK/K Lottery: January 2nd-31st, 2019 and a Kindergartener

Key Program Details

Program Admission
Toilet Training? Balancing Continue vs.
Re-register for K
FMA Scholar College
7:45AM - 3:45PM
FMA Baby U
Baby U
Yes None Continue
Special Start
(schedules vary)
Must balance by age and gender No Age
Tobin Montessori PK3
7:55AM - 1:55PM
Sibling Yes SES Continue
Tobin Montessori PK4
7:55AM - 1:55PM
Sibling Yes SES Continue

All notifications will be mailed in December, except for the Tobin Montessori PK4 group, which will be mailed in March.