Cumberland Education Foundation

Founded in 2016, the Cumberland Education Foundation is a non-profit tax exempt organization, acting independently from the school district for the sole benefit of the district students.

The CEF will promote excellence in the Cumberland schools through two pathways:

  • Providing grants to teachers and staff for innovative high quality programs that enhance and enrich      the educational experience.
  • Awarding scholarships to Cumberland High School graduating seniors seeking to further their education.



Early Admittance Information for Kindergarten and Grade One

Cumberland School Department is now taking applications from March 1 to May 1, 2017 for Early Admittance Testing to Kindergarten/Grade One. Kindergarten students must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2017.  This test is offered to children who are not eligible for kindergarten in the fall but will turn 5 between September 2nd and December 31, 2017; Grade one students must turn 6 between September 2nd and December 31, 2017.
For application and Frequently Asked Questions brochure, go to website (, or they can be picked up in the Assistant Superintendent’s Office, 2602 Mendon Road.  For more information, call Laurie Jencks, 401-658-1600, x303
All applications must include a copy of updated and certified immunizations, copy of certified birth certificate and proof of residency.

Please read the Early Entry Letter from the Assistant Superintendent's office. This link is also found below.



Please choose the Early Admittance Procedure file below for the proper forms.