Interested in applying to the free pre-K program offered at Savannah-Chatham public schools for the 2015-16 school year?
Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2015-16 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be be available online and at the Pre-K school sites on March 19,2015.
Deadline to submit the application is April 2, 2015.
The Pre-K lottery will be April 21, 2015.
This free, state-funded Pre-K is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 residing in Chatham County.
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 60 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes with additional classes at Coastal Empire Montessori. See the list of Savannah-Chatham public schools that offer the free Pre-K here.
After the lottery, if your child does not get into the school of choice, you can go to your desired school and complete a Wait List form.
If your child is on the Wait List and you are contacted about an open space, you will have 24 hours to register your child. After that time, schools call the next child on the Wait List. If you decline the seat, your child will be removed from the wait list; however, if you are on other wait lists, your child will remain on them.
After the lottery runs, if your child is on three Wait Lists, you can remove him/her from a wait list without impacting the status of other wait lists. The same rules apply if you fill out a wait list form and decide to remove your child from one of them.
Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities – including Maggie’s Morning School & Childcare Network (which has 3 Savannah locations & 1 coming soon to Pooler)- also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines. Please contact those facilities for their application deadlines.
Details about Maggie’s Morning School first come, first serve Pre-K registration for 2015-16 here.
Details about Childcare Network’s Savannah locations here.