Massachusetts State Guidelines for School Entrance


Massachusetts State Law requires that students be fully immunized against DPT, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, and Varicella. The statute includes exemptions for medical and religious reasons.

Physical Examinations

Examinations by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician‘s assistant are required for kindergartners and new entrants at any grade. These examinations shall be within one year prior to entrance to school or within 30 days after school entry. Examinations are also required for all students in grades 4, 7 and 10. In order to participate in any interscholastic sport, documentation of a physical examination within the last 13 months by the student’s primary health care provider must be on file with the school nurse prior to tryouts. A Massachusetts School Heath Record is maintained for each student.