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Four-year-old Kindergarten (4K)

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Shorewood Hills Elementary School is excited to participate in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) 4K program!

We are offering 2 half-day classrooms with instruction provided in English 4 days per week Tuesday-Friday.  Each classroom will have 16-20 students.  

In 4K, students learn through a play-based model that provides the opportunity for skill building and development in several areas including language, vocabulary, early literacy, and math skills, as well as social skill development. 

The half-day schedule will include breakfast or lunch, exploration time for learning, small/large group instruction, outdoor play, and quiet learning/rest time.

Families in the Shorewood Hills attendance area can enroll online now. Contact the school office for more information about bilingual 4K classroom options (for native Spanish speaking families only) at nearby locations. 

MMSD/MSCR does not provide “wrap around” or before/after school care for 4-year-old students outside of 4K instructional hours. The ECE sites that contract with MMSD for 4K may offer before/after school care.  Please contact the sites directly for more information. 

Visit the MMSD Online Enrollment website for details and to enroll. For general information about the MMSD 4K program, visit

Visit the Community Coordinated Child Care to find more information about childcare and preschools in the Madison area.


2023-24 Enrollment

  • On-line begins Feb 27
  • Elementary school staff available in-person, by phone, email or Zoom beginning March 6, from 2:00-6:00pm

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