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5140, Entrance Age

To be eligible for kindergarten at the opening of school of any year, a child must be five years of age on or before December 1st.

A child who has successfully completed a full kindergarten program in an accredited school, public or private, shall be eligible for placement in grade 1 regardless of age.

Ref: Education Law §§1709; 1712; 2503; 2514; 2555; 3202; 3205; 3210

Note: Prior policy, Age of Entrance, 5111

Policy Adopted: May 13, 1974
Amended: November 24, 1997