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  • Geneva City School District (GCSD) offers both Head Start and Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) options for pre-kindergarten students. Our Head Start program offers a first rate preschool education to preschool age students throughout Ontario County. Our UPK program is for any Geneva City School District 3- or 4-year-old. Many of our children are enrolled in both programs and are therefore able to spend the entire day at school.


    West Street School
    30 West Street
    Geneva, NY 14456

  • Pre-K Registration

    To register for Head Start or Universal Pre-Kindergarten, please contact the Head Start Office at (315) 781-4104 ext. 7008 or e-mail for more information. 

    Applications for the current year are received all year long. The selection committee meets in March for fall registrations for Head Start. UPK applications for fall are accepted January–March. For more information, visit our Head Start or UPK pages.

Our Head Start/Pre-K Director

Phone: (315) 781-4104 ext. 7000


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karissa Schutt

I took over the post of Head Start/Pre-K director in January of 2014, but have been working for the Geneva district and Head Start since September 2005. Prior to coming to Geneva, I taught at Happiness House. 

I am certified to teach prekindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1-6 and have a Master of Science in reading and literacy education from Walden University, Minneapolis, MI, and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from The College of Saint Rose, Albany. I have also completed educational administration coursework at SUNY Brockport.