• Universal Pre-kindergarten Applications Now Being Accepted


    Based on anticipated state funding, the Lancaster Central School District is accepting applications for a tuition-free universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2017-2018 school year. The district’s UPK provider is located at 149 Central Avenue, in the former Central Avenue elementary school building. The program runs 2.5 hours per day, 5 days a week and follows the district calendar for holidays and recesses. Classes are offered in the morning (9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (12:15 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.). These times may be subject to change. Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the program.

    Universal Pre-kindergarten requirements:

    ·         Your child must be 4 years old no later than December 1, 2017.

    ·         You must be a Lancaster Central School District resident.


    You may download the application below, or call the curriculum office at 686-3390 to obtain an application. The application deadline is Thursday, March 16, 2017. Students are selected by lottery to participate in the universal pre-k program.  A lottery for available enrollment will be held at William Street School on March 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.