Elementary Early Morning Program

  • 2024-2025 School Year

    Program Details

    Starting September 9, 2024, Newton Public Schools will be offering the Early Morning Program for students in Grades K through 5 in each of the elementary schools.  The program is designed to provide a needed service by giving parents the opportunity to bring their children to school prior to the beginning of the regularly scheduled school day.  Within the program, each elementary school will offer supervised before school care from 7:20 a.m. until 8:10 a.m. when the school day begins.


    Please register your student online through MySchoolBucks starting on August 1st. Once you have registered, your student’s registration status will not be active until it has been approved by the Business Office.  If your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email. We will try to accommodate all students who sign up, but due to staffing and space constraints, we may need to limit the number of students in this program. If this is the case, we will put your student on a waitlist and send an email notifying you of this status.

    If you register after Sep 9th, please contact the business office at 617-559-9025 or feepayments@newton.k12.ma.us. A pro-rated payment will be determined based upon your child's start date and payment will be coordinated. 


    Payment will not be required until your student’s registration in MySchoolBucks has been approved by the Business Office. Payments should be made online using MySchoolBucks. Several payment schedule options are available. The program cost is $16.00 per day.  

    Financial Waivers are available, but you must apply and be approved before using the waiver registration option. 

      • To apply for a financial waiver, please access the application through Aspen

      • School year 2024-25 Early Morning Program waivers will be for 50%, 75%, 90%, or 100% of the cost - depending upon financial need.

      • The business office will issue an invoice reflecting your approved waiver and for the days that your student will use the program after you register for the Early Morning Program on MySchoolBucks.

    For more information regarding the financial waiver, please visit this page: NPS Financial Waiver Information. If you have any questions, please reach out to feepayments@newton.k12.ma.us.

  • Who is entitled to sign up for the program?

  • What are the hours?

  • Is financial assistance available?

  • Can my child attend the morning program at a different elementary school than the school they attend for class?

  • How many days do I have to sign up for?

  • Why must I sign up in the summer?

  • If I do not sign up for the program in advance, may I drop my student off on sporadic days when assistance is needed?

  • What if there is a delayed start?

  • Will I receive a refund if there is a snow day?

  • Who will be watching my child?

  • What will my child be doing for the duration of this program?

  • Who can I speak with if I have further questions?