The State of New Hampshire divides the state into numbered School Administrative
Units (SAUs). An SAU may serve several school districts; for instance, SAU 63
serves Wilton, Lyndeborough, Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative, and Mascenic school
districts. Each district and each SAU has a school board.
Throughout the Monadnock Region, all school districts provide special education
services for educationally handicapped children, as per state and federal law.
Transportation is available to appropriate programs within the region. Further
information is available through the Director of Special Education in each school
New Hampshire public schools are not required to have kindergartens, although most
do. A child must be five by a certain date (frequently Sept. 30, although this
varies by district) to enter Kindergarten. A pre-school student is tested for
maturity and a school may recommend participation in a Readiness Program instead
of 1st Grade entrance. Parents may decide which option to take.
To learn more about childcare before grade school, click on the links here or above for
Before 1st Grade.
You may also use the links here or the navigation above to find additional information on
colleges in New Hampshire.