Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

2024-2025 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program

UPK Program Details

UPK is a district program with various locations and sessions to consider.

  • Three AM sessions: One class at QUEST Elementary, 9-11:30 a.m., and two classes at Village Elementary, 8:30-11 a.m.

  • Two PM sessions, 12 – 2:30 p.m.: Two classes at Village Elementary

  • Two EXTENDED sessions, 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. located at Village Elementary and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Parma Kids Preschool & Childcare

Classes meet five days a week. UPK generally follows the district calendar, with the exception of some half day sessions. These schedule changes will be communicated to parents in advance. Parents must provide transportation to and from the program daily. Families agree and adhere to our UPK attendance policy to maintain eligibility in UPK.

Those with transportation and/or childcare needs may contact Hilton-Parma Recreation UPK Wrap-around Recreation Program or our Community Based Organization locations (Parma Kids) for more information about pricing and availability. Acceptance to UPK in the lottery is separate from daycare or wrap-around; those must be arranged directly with the providers.

UPK Application Process and Eligibility 

Eligibility: The child must be four years old by December 1, 2024 (born between Dec. 2, 2019 and Dec. 1, 2020) and must be a resident of the Hilton Central School District.

The UPK Applications will be sent out the first week of March. If you don’t receive the email or mailing, please complete the New Student Update Form.

The application deadline for the 2024-25 school year is March 27, 2024.

Please note: If a child attends UPK at West Avenue (Central Office/Quest Elementary) and would like to attend Quest for Kindergarten, families must apply directly to Quest the following year.


  • The lottery for the 2024-25 school year will be held April 9.

  • Within a few weeks, applicants will receive an email with the location and session assigned. This email will include the acceptance form link.

  • The acceptance form must be received by the date indicated in the email, or your child’s slot will be assigned to the next child on the wait list. 

  • When you have accepted the slot offered via the acceptance form, you will be notified regarding the online registration process.  

  • Any student of a family that rejects the offered slot is moved to the end of the waiting list.

If you have any questions, please contact Central Registration at 392-1000, ext. 7031.