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Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Non-denomination state funded and approved program

in partnership with the Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School


Contact Information

  • Principal of Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School: Mrs. McDermott
  • Assistant Principal of Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School & onsite at 18 Central Ave: Ms. Watkis
  • Phone: 914-937-4407 (135 South Regent Street Location)
  • Phone: 914-312-2744 (18 Central Avenue Location)
  • Email: Gloria Guerra, UPK Site Operations
  • Dr. Katherine Sinsabaugh, UPK Administrator PCRUFSD
    Phone: 914-934-2418


Registration for 2024-25 School Year

Welcome! The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District is proud and excited to welcome you and your four-year-old to our Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK). We are pleased to collaborate with Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School. They are contracted to provide our UPK program. Together, we are committed to ensuring that your child develops the necessary skills they will need to be successful learners.

Research has found that students who attend Pre-K programs are more successful in their long-term educational path. As such, our goal is to provide an early learning experience for your child who lives in our district and who will be four years old by December 1, 2024.

Our UPK program is administrated by Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School and houses approximately 18 children in each class. Each UPK class is staffed with a certified teacher and at least one assistant - depending on the number of students.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School at 914-312-2744. Regardless, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Katherine Sinsabaugh if you have any questions. We can’t wait to meet you and your children soon.

Here’s to a fantastic year filled with fun and engaging learning experiences!



2024-25 Registration OPENS January 17, 2024.

Our UPK program is FREE. To be eligible, your child(ren) must be a resident living within the Port Chester-Rye UFSD, and four years of age on or before December 1st of the year they are enrolled. Parents and/or caregivers may choose, but are not required, to enroll their child(ren) in a UPK program. However, the school district’s attendance policy must be applied once enrolled. 



Download the registration packet (English) (Spanish), gather documents, and register in person at 18 Central Avenue in Port Chester, NY.  

Registration will be handled alphabetically for the first week and must be done in person (see registration packet for full details).

First-week registration schedule:

January 17, Registration opens for students whose last name begins with A - I

January 18, Registration opens for students whose last name begins with J - R

January 19, Registration opens for students whose last name begins with S - Z

After January 22 (and when the UPK is in session), registration is open to all eligible Port Chester residents between 2:30-5:00 pm at 18 Central Avenue in Port Chester, NY. The UPK calendar may be found to the left under ‘Important Links'. In addition, prospective families may also call the UPK at 914-312-2744 to check hours.



During the summer students will be asked to come to the UPK, be administered an assessment, and families will complete an Emergent Language profile. This information will help inform the UPK teachers on how they may best assist students. 

The UPK conducts a Pre-K readiness assessment and an Emergent Language Profile for all incoming students during the summer. This information helps inform class placement decisions and serves as a baseline for growth.  

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