Online Registration for New and Existing Families

Kindergarten registration for the 23-24 school year:

Please call your local school (listed below) for a registration packet or for families that have the ability to upload documents, online registration will be open for the 23-24 school year on April 17th, 2023.

Online registration is now open! Online Registration Video Instructions

Welcome to the Sanford School Department!  We look forward to meeting your family.

Required documents for registration:

Important notes regarding the online registration process:

  • Currently, the online registration process is optimized for use on a computer.  You can complete the process on a mobile device, however, for best results, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer. We also recommend that you do not use Safari for a browser. If you do not have access to a computer, please go your neighborhood school and we will make one available to you! Paper registration forms are also available at all schools.

  •  If you are unable to upload the requested documents, please still submit the application and we will contact you to make arrangements to complete the process.

  • Please be sure to hit SUBMIT when you complete your application. You will then receive an email stating that your application is under review. This review process normally takes 1 to 3 business days.

  • Once the review process has been completed, you will receive another email stating that your student has been enrolled or that the application has been placed on hold due to missing information.

New families to the district: Please click here to begin the online registration process.

Existing families that have a new student to enroll or have updates to existing information may do so through their Parent Portal account:

  • Sign into the Parent Portal

  • Select More on the left column

  • Select Online Registration

  • Select the New Student Registration option

  • Complete your Registration

Don't have a parent portal account or have questions about the registration process? E-mail Anne Lheureux at

For information about our Food and Nutrition Program, including menus, school meal prices, online payments, and the Online Free and Reduced Meal Application, please click here.

  • GRADES Pre-K-4

Placement for children in Grades Pre-K - 4 is determined by school principals, based on the following:

  • Keeping siblings together when possible and programming allows

  • Special education programming needs

  • Balancing class sizes and profiles

  • Placing students at the school closest to his/her residence based on home address

Carl J. Lamb Elementary School

Margaret Chase Smith Elementary School

Sanford Pride Elementary School

233 Shaw's Ridge Road
Springvale, Maine 04083
(207) 324 8481

248 Twombley Road
Sanford, Maine  04073
(207) 324 7586

708 Main Street
Sanford, Maine 04073
(207) 324 8454

Grades Pre-K - 4

Grades Pre-K - 4

Grades Pre- K - 4

  • GRADES 5-8

Children in grades 5 - 8 attend Sanford Middle School at 52 Spartan Drive, Sanford, Maine 04073 (207)324-3114                                    

  • GRADES 9-12

Children in grades 9 - 12 attend Sanford High School at 100 Alumni Boulevard, Sanford, Maine 04073. Please call the Sanford High School Counseling Office at (207) 324-4712 to set up an appointment with a school counselor to register your child; we ask that your student accompany you to the appointment.


Who should register?

For the 23-24 School Year:

  • KINDERGARTEN: Children who are 5 years old on or before October 15th, 2023.