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Kindergarten Program

Barrington Elementary School is excited to welcome the Upper Arlington Class of 2037 in the fall of 2024! Founded in 1939, Barrington offers our Upper Arlington Schools K-5 elementary curriculum and the alternative informal / progressive instructional program to students living within the Barrington attendance area — approximately bounded by Lane Avenue on the north, North Star Road on the east, King and Fifth Avenues on the south, and Route 33 (Riverside Drive) on the west.

Upper Arlington Schools is proud to offer an all-day kindergarten program at all five elementary schools, including Barrington Elementary School. Our all-day kindergarten program builds on the high-quality academic program offered in the Upper Arlington Schools. All-day kindergarten better meets the needs of our developing learners so that they are able to learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally. The full-day program provides more time to develop students’ skills in the core academic areas while also maintaining our focus on developing the whole child through social and emotional learning and growth.

Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten! 

Barrington Kindergarten Information Night

Barrington Elementary School offered a kindergarten information night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at our school to provide families with more information about the kindergarten program and registration process. To view the presentation from the kindergarten information night, please click here

Kindergarten registration

Children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2024, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2024-2025 school year.  

The kindergarten registration window opened on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. We encourage families to complete the registration process between Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, March 20, 2024, for staffing and planning purposes.

Please visit our kindergarten registration website to learn more about the registration process.

Kindergarten screenings

Kindergarten screenings are an opportunity for us to learn more about your child as a learner and a new member of our school community. You will receive more information about how to sign up for the screening date and time in the spring.

Our School Day

At Barrington Elementary School, our school day is from 8:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. For our incoming kindergarten students, the school day will be structured to support them as they adjust to a full-day learning program. The school day will be built around the learning blocks for the core content areas - math, reading, writing, science/social studies - with time for play and “brain breaks” woven in throughout the day. Students will have time to work with teachers individually or in small groups to support their learning and reinforce or extend where needed.  Each week, students will also have a related arts block that rotates between music, art and PE.

Our Health Office

The health office is a very friendly place for students at Barrington Elementary School. We are here for Barrington students, to help them with their medical needs as well as helping them adjust to the school environment. There is a registered nurse assigned to the health clinic each day during school hours.

Please visit our District Health Office and Forms page to access needed health forms and our Barrington Health Office page for additional information about our services.

Additional Resources

District Map and Attendance Boundaries — Please review our attendance boundaries map for the approximate attendance boundaries of our elementary schools. To confirm your address is in the Upper Arlington school district or to inquire about your attendance area, please email or call 614-487-5000.

District School Year Calendars — You can find the upcoming school year calendar and future school year calendars here. 

Fee and Lunch Payments (SPS EZPay) — You can find instructions on how to sign up for SPS EZPay to pay school fees and add money to your student's lunch account online. Please note that any families of students who are new to the district for the upcoming school year will be able to sign up for SPS EZPay beginning on August 1.

Prior to kindergarten most children can ...  — This webpage walks through common skills for incoming kindergarteners and how you can encourage those skills at home.

School-Age Child Care — The Upper Arlington Schools SACC program is designed to be a link between school and home for elementary students in the Upper Arlington Schools. Programs are conveniently located at our elementary buildings for easy transition for your child from the school day into the program.  Please access our SACC webpage for more information about registering for SACC.

Barrington PTO — The Barrington PTO helps support educational learning and programs that enhance student lives and facilitate community involvement for students and families.

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Contact us

Barrington Elementary School

1780 Barrington Rd.
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221

Phone: 614-487-5180
Fax: 614-487-5173

Michelle Peterson

Susan Casto
Assistant Principal

Tammy Duill

Erin Bowden
School Counselor

Joshua Bower, BSN, RN, LSN
School Nurse
Phone: 614-487-5180, ext. 5003
Fax: 614-487-5189

David Boso
Special Education Coordinator