The Application Process

The District School Choice Application is open to Hartford Residents only.

Application is required for: 

  • Pre-Kindergarten: Student will turn four (4) on or before January 1, 2023.
  • Kindergarten: Student will turn five (5) on or before January 1, 2023.
  • New or Returning students to the Hartford District for the school year 2022-2023.

Siblings not enrolled in the same school or attend a school outside of their residence zone are encouraged to apply.

Families opting for District school outside of their zone may apply. Please note that transportation may not be provided for schools outside of the zone.

To begin a district application, click here.


Is my application from last year still valid?
No. The lottery is conducted on yearly basis; last year's application information is no longer valid. Remember, if your child will be starting a transitional grade (PK4, K) you must apply.

How many schools can I select for my child?
You have the option to select up to four(4) schools. If your child is in a transitional grade
(PK4, K) and there is no space in any of the schools selected, your child will be placed in a school within your home zone. Parents are responsible to transport the student to and from school if the student is attending an out-of-zone school, therefore you are encouraged to select schools within your home zone.

How do I know which schools are in my Home Zone?
Contact the Office of Enrollment and School Choice for Zone information at (860) 695-8876 or by email at

Can I submit changes to my Hartford District Application?
Yes. Changes can be made throughout the lottery application period of January 11, 2022 to March 19, 2023. You must log in to make the changes to your application. Notification of changes will be sent via email.




Are you in the right place?

If you are submitting a Hartford District Choice application, you made it!
Click here
to apply. 

If you are looking into other options such as Hartford magnet or open choice please visit