Universal Prekindergarten Program

The Greater Johnstown School District will begin open enrollment for prekindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2024-2025 school year starting on March 4, 2024. Please note that applications will not be accepted prior to March 4.  

To be eligible to apply for pre-K, children must be at least four years old on or before December 1, 2024. To be eligible to register for kindergarten, children must be at least five years old on or before December 1, 2024. 

Pre-K and kindergarten at GJSD are full day programs. There are 54 slots available for the 2024-2025 pre-K program. If more than 54 pre-K applications are received by April 10, a lottery will take place on Friday, April 12 at Pleasant Avenue Elementary School.

Pre-K application packets and kindergarten registration packets may be printed from the district website (https://www.johnstownschools.org/about-us/forms/); may be picked up at the main office at Pleasant Avenue Elementary School; may be picked up at District Offices; or may be requested by emailing the GJSD School Registrar (registration@johnstownschools.org).

Questions regarding pre-k and kindergarten registration may be directed to the district office (518) 762-4611 ext 3120, or Pleasant Avenue Elementary School (518) 762-8610.  Notice: If your child is currently attending Johnstown as a 2023-24 pre-K student, you do not need to complete the registration process for kindergarten for 2024-2025.

Beginning on March 4, 2024, completed pre-K application packets or kindergarten registration packets, together with required documentation (see list below) may be dropped off  at Pleasant Avenue Elementary School, located at 235 Pleasant Avenue, Johnstown, between 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Required documents:

  • All completed forms from the application/registration packet
  • Copies of 2 Proofs of Address (as listed in application/registration packet)
  • Copy of Parent ID
  • Original legal Birth Certificate (photocopy will be made at school and original returned to you)
  • Immunization Record from your pediatrician
  • Copy of IEP (if applicable)
  • Copy of Custody Court Order (if Applicable)
  • Lead Screening Results (for pre-K applicants)

Universal Pre-K Activities Include

  • Reading Readiness
  • Math Skills
  • Science Lessons
  • Literature
  • Social Skills
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Large Motor Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Music
  • Library
  • Parent/Child Activities