Cohoes City School District


Welcome to the Cohoes City School District!

The registrar's office will be closed until August 24. Please email to schedule an appointment.

Scroll down for more information on steps to complete new student registration.


Central Registrar
Registration Packets
2015-16 Kindergarten Registration [PDF]
New Student Grades 1-12 [PDF]

7 Bevan Street (Cohoes Middle School)
Cohoes, NY 12047
Phone: (518) 237-4131 Ext. 2299
Fax: (518) 833-7009

Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. by appointment


UPK Registration

For information regarding registration for 2015-16 Universal Prekindergarten program, click here.


Kindergarten Registration

If your child will be five years-old before December 1, s/he is eligible to register for kindergarten!
To enroll your child in kindergarten beginning in September 2015, s/he must be five years-old before December 1, 2015.

Registration is by appointment only. Please call Katrina Hunt at 237-4131 Ext. 2299 at the registration office to make an appointment. If your child is currently in the Cohoes UPK program, you do not need to register him/her for kindergarten. Once registered, your child's school will notify you of the date and time of your child's kindergarten screening.

Please complete the registration forms and bring them with you to your appointment.

Various documentation is also required at the time of registration (see below).


New Student Registration Grades K-12

STEP 1: Contact the Cohoes City School District registrar to request a registration appointment: 237-4131 Ext. 2299, or Please complete and bring all required documentation and the completed registration packet with you to your appointment. Registration packets are available online and at all of the schools in the district.

There is now an option to pre-register NEW students entering the district for the first time. Please note: Filling out an online pre-registration form does not mean your child is registered for school. Parents are required by law to submit additional documents before your child will be allowed to begin school as a registered student.

Please click here to pre-register your child.


The following documentation must be provided to complete a student registration:

  • Parent/Legal Guardian photo identification

  • Proof of Residency
    As required by New York State Law, all new students must provide proper documentation to establish residency in the district.
        - If you are renting: Please bring a copy of the Residential Occupancy Permit. (You can get a copy from your landlord or Code Enforcement    
          at City Hall 518-233-2127.) A Residency Check will be done by a school official if there is no ROP.
        - If you own your home: Please bring a deed or other indication of Real Property Ownership along with one of the following:
                • Utility or other bills
                • A driver’s license or other government issued id
                • A record of voter registration
        - If you live with a district resident: (ex. parent or grandparent) and do not pay rent, a signed and notarized affidavit, must be completed.

  •  Birth Certificate or Record of Baptism showing birthdate
    An original birth certificate with a raised seal or a valid passport are acceptable.

  • Proof of Immunization and a physical within the last year
    Must be signed or stamped by a State licensed health care provider. Proof may be faxed to (518) 833-7009 directly from the physician’s office.

  • School Records
    Most current report card, standardized testing results, and contact information, including phone and fax numbers, for the last school attended. Most current Individualized Education Program (IEP) if applicable. Please note: your child’s placement for school may be delayed if you do not bring the above information with you.

  • Special Circumstances
    Please provide appropriate documents, if applicable, detailing legal guardianship situations, temporary living situations, name changes, and/or custody agreements.

If any of the above documents are unavailable the school district may consider other forms upon approval.


Step 2: Students enrolling in one of the elementary schools will be contacted by the attendance officer in the school building where the child will attend AFTER meeting with the registrar and completing all necessary documents. The attendance officer will inform you of your child's teacher. Students enrolling in the middle or high school will be contacted by the school's guidance secretary to schedule an appointment with a guidance counselor AFTER meeting with the registrar and completing all necessary documents.

Abram Lansing: 237-5044 x 3120
Harmony Hill: 237-1900 x 5222
Van Schaick: 237-2828 x 4100
Cohoes Middle: 237-4131 x 2227
Cohoes High: 237-9100 x 1425

*All academic records must be received from previous school before a high school schedule can be made.