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Kindergarten Registration

About Darien Public Schools
Each of our schools are as unique as our students and teachers. From our preschool program through high school and every grade in between you will find a love of learning - and teaching, hands on instruction, small group and whole group conversations as well as a thriving culture where all students can be seen and heard.

Visit your school website below to get a look at what makes Darien Public Schools a place to call home!


Hindley Elementary                                                               

Holmes Elementary

Ox Ridge Elementary

Royle Elementary

Tokeneke Elementary

Registration Process

Welcome to the Darien Public Schools! 

2023 - 2024 School Year: 
Kindergarten registration for students entering the Darien elementary schools in 2023-2024 is processed online. 
In order to be eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2023-2024, children must be five years of age on or before January 1, 2024.

Registration for Kindergarten (or any grade level) is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Follow the directions below and if you have any questions during the process please reach out the building secretary for assistance. 


2024 - 2025 School Year:
New Entry Age for Kindergarten Beginning in the 2024-2025 School Year

Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, children need to turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024 in order to be automatically eligible for kindergarten. This is a change from the current kindergarten cutoff date of January 1. (CGS Section 1 of Public Act 23-208, Section 1). 

To learn more, read the New Entry Age for Kindergarten information sheet for families (English) (Spanish) from the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE).

More District information regarding kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year is forthcoming. 


Step 1

Create a Darien Family Connections account or log on to Aspen Portal.

New family
Create an account on our Darien Family Connections site:

Existing family 
Log on to Aspen:
and select the link "Register New Student" on main page.

Step 2

Once logged on to the Family Connections portal, 
create a profile for the student.
Submit all required documents.

Examples of required paperwork at time of registration: 

  • Proof of residence: 
    Mortgage, lease or purchase contract
  • Secondary proof of residence: 
    Utility bills
  • Photo ID
  • Child's birth certificate
  • Child's health records (Health Requirements 2024-2025)

Further documents may be required dependent on each family situation. 

Step 3

You may save your registration at any time and continue at a later time before submitting for administration review.

Once all paperwork is ready, please hit SUBMIT. Please allow a few days for review and the building secretary will be in touch to confirm successful registration. 

Please note:
Your child is not considered fully registered until all documents have been reviewed and verified by district personnel.


Kindergarten Leadership Team & Events
Our principals play an integral role in teaching and learning. Additionally they support the professional development of staff and work with parents to ensure the success of all students. 

Feel free to contact your building principal with any questions. 

Hindley Elementary, Jennifer D'Amico

Holmes Elementary, Paula Bleakley

Ox Ridge Elementary (Interim), Harry Laub

Royle Elementary, Natasha Torre

Tokeneke Elementary, Ryan Betts

This spring we will post information regarding Kindergarten Orientation and more events to welcome our incoming class of 2037! 
Stay tuned!