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Pre-K Registration Information for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Fox Chapel Area School District is continuing its Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2021-2022 school year. This will be the third year for the Pre-Kindergarten program, which is housed at Kerr Elementary School in O’Hara Township (341 Kittanning Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15215). The program is open to students who turn 4 on or before September 1, 2021.   

The Pre-Kindergarten program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and will consist of a 4-year-old classroom with 20 students. Students must meet certain eligibility requirements, which are detailed below. The program will have a classroom teacher and an instructional assistant. All students must be toilet-trained. (Training pants are NOT permitted, and children MUST be able to use the bathroom without adult assistance). Parents/guardians must be able to provide transportation to and from school. The program requires a five-day-a-week commitment. The district’s policy states that after 10 absences, a child may be withdrawn from the program. 

Please note that students are eligible for this program based on their family’s income. To be eligible for the program, the family’s income must be below the 300% poverty level for the size of the family. Please reference the chart below. If your income is above these guidelines, your child will not be eligible for the program.  

2020 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines 300%

Family Size

Annual Income

Monthly Income

Weekly Income

1

$  38,280

$  3,190

$  736

2

$  51,720

$  4,310

$  995

3

$  65,160

$  5,430

$1,253

4

$  78,600

$  6,550

$1,512

5

$  92,040

$  7,670

$1,770

6

$105,480

$  8,790

$2,028

7

$118,920

$  9,910

$2,287

8

$132,360

$11,030

$2,545

Each Additional

$  13,440

$  1,120

$   258

Enrollment forms, including the Pre-Kindergarten program application and income verification form, are available on the district’s Pre-Kindergarten website at prek.fcasd.edu. Please complete both forms and provide proof of income (a copy of W-2 or three current pay stubs). 

Please send the completed application, along with all of the required paperwork to:

Fox Chapel Area School District Pre-Kindergarten Program
c/o Dr. Ashley Constantine
611 Field Club Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Reminder: Applications will be accepted from January 18 to March 12. If more than 20 applications are received by March 12, a random selection process will occur on March 17 to select students for the program. Parents who have a child selected for the program will receive an acceptance letter by March 19 with additional information. All other eligible students will be placed on an ordered wait list.  

Any questions should be directed to Dr. Ashley Constantine, Fox Chapel Area School District’s executive director of elementary education and instruction, at ashley_constantine@fcasd.edu or 412/967-2455. Additional information is also available at prek.fcasd.edu.