• Universal Pre-kindergarten (UPK) is a New York State funded program specifically designed for four-year-olds not eligible for kindergarten.

    UPK is a developmentally appropriate, learner-centered educational program to help four-year-olds develop physically, socially, emotionally, linguistically, culturally, and intellectually. The program has a strong emphasis on early literacy and early numeracy to help prepare children for kindergarten. 

    Basic eligibility requirements:

    • must be a Clarence School District resident
    • child must be 4 years old by December 1 of the school year
UPK Blocks
  • Contact information:
     Melissa Byrd
    Curriculum Department
    9625 Main Street
    Clarence NY 14031
  • 2022-23 School Year

    Applications for the 2022-23 school year are closed - the lottery took place on Monday April 4 at approximately 9am, and results were sent via email immediately after. If you have not received notification, please email upk@clarenceschools.org

    If you did not complete the application but wish to add your child to the waitlist, you may still do so by choosing 'waitlist signup' in the menu.