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Kindergarten Registration

Mars Area Primary Center offers a half-day kindergarten program (AM - 9 to 11:40 a.m.;
PM - 12:45 to 3:25 p.m.). No mid-day bus transportation is provided. 
As per District policy, the Kindergarten Program at Mars Area Primary Center is open to children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the corresponding school year. 

Kindergarten Registration Packets (for the current school year)

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of students transferring into the current Mars Area Primary Center's Kindergarten Program after the start of the school year should contact Mrs. Kris Barr, registrar, at (724) 625-1518, ext. 1510, or

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration
Parent(s)/guardian(s) may obtain a 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Packet by clicking on the appropriate link below. Also provided is amended information, offering procedures for submitting completed 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Packets.

Annual Events/Activities

The following information describes those Kindergarten Registration events and activities that are offered in a typical school year. (Note: In accordance with Gov. Tom Wolf's order to close all Pennsylvania schools through the end of the school year, all scheduled 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration activities and events are cancelled.) 

Lottery Registration Day (general information)

Mars Area Primary Center holds a Kindergarten Lottery Registration Day event for the following school year each spring (March-April)

On Kindergarten Lottery Registration Day, the selection of AM or PM Kindergarten session is done through a lottery system. (Note: All lottery tickets are distributed at Mars Area Primary Center's "Kindergarten Preview" event. Tickets are not distributed outside of the event, which is recommended for parents of all incoming kindergartners as important information about registration requirements, District policies and procedures, and additional notifications are provided.) Once the maximum class size is reached, the session is closed and individuals may be placed on a waiting list for their session preference.

Parents taking part in the lottery system must be present at the event and must have a completed registration packet.

Kindergarten Registration Events

In addition to registration, the Mars Area Primary Center holds a:

    • Kindergarten Preview (January-February) for students planning to register for the school's Kindergarten Program and their parents;
    • Kindergarten Lottery Registration Day (March-April) for parents registering their students for Kindergarten.
    • Pre-Kindergarten Assessments by appointment for students registered for kindergarten (March-April); 
    • "PC Play Date - Watermelon Welcome" event (May) for students registered to attend Kindergarten Program and their parents

Dates/information pertinent to kindergarten registration and corresponding events will be communicated to parents and posted on the District's website well in advance.

For more information regarding general Student Registration, click here.