Dear Families,

We are excited to share information with you regarding the Sanford Public School Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) programs for the 2023-2024 school year. In September, we expect to continue offering full-day pre-k programming at Carl J. Lamb School, Margaret Chase Smith School, Sanford Pride Elementary School and Sanford Regional Technical Center.

Sanford and Springvale families with children 4 years old on or before October 15, 2023 and not of kindergarten age are eligible. Children who are 5 years old by October 15th and not enrolled in Sanford’s pre-k program can enroll in kindergarten by calling one of our elementary schools.

The pre-k program is free and will include free breakfast, lunch and transportation. We anticipate 96 Pre-K slots will be available for the 2023-2024 school year. To provide equal opportunity for families to enroll their children, students will be chosen using a lottery system.

Here is the link to the form that you will need to complete in order to be considered for admittance to our Pre-K program: or scan the QR code below to access the lottery registration form. The lottery registration will close at the end of the day on Friday, March 31, 2023.

If you have any questions about how to fill out the form, please contact our central office at 324-2810. Our goal is to make program notifications the week of April 24th. All students that are placed in a district Pre-K program will need to complete registration prior to Pre-K screening. Once all openings have been filled by lottery, the remaining names will be drawn to create a waiting list, should space become available.

If you know of any families who may have an eligible student, please feel free to share this information. If you have any questions, please contact us at the Sanford School Department’s Central Office at 324-2810.


Sanford Administration