Schools and Child Care
Families need to bring birth certificates, school records and medical records for their children. Massachusetts requires proof of immunization for children, against childhood diseases, before they can enroll in school or child care programs. School-age children (5-18) are eligible to attend public schools at no cost in the town in which they live. The school year runs from late August or September through June.
For Registering at the Amherst Regional Public School System (ARPS):
Office of the Superintendent
170 Chestnut St Amherst
Yahdira Torres – Registrar
** Use side entrance marked DISTRICT OFFFICES ; Registrar’s Office is 2nd door on the left
7th -12th Grade
Amherst Regional High School
21 Mattoon St Amherst
Michaela Tarr – Registrar
**Use front entrance of school; Main Office is located to the left of lobby
Expect to spend from $8-10 an hour for child care and after-school programs. Contact our office or your town's school department for more details. University Child Care (413) 545-1566 offers child care services for University students and employees on a sliding fee scale. For further questions regarding the facilities please call (413) 545-5317.
This website has a list of locations within the area for child care or family programs: