What are hours of the programs for the 2020-2021 school year?
AM Classes:  8:40-11:10 am
PM Classes: 12:00-2:30 pm
Full Day Classes:  8:40 am -2:10 pm (Wed. 8:40-11:40 am)

What are the age requirements?
To be eligible for placement in a preschool program, tuition students must be 3 years old by the first day of school.  Students receiving special education services may enter the program when they turn 3 years old.  Tuition students who are 5 years old by August 31st will not be eligible for admission to preschool program

Are the preschool classes multi-age?
Yes, all of our preschool programs are designed to serve the needs of three and four year old students within the same classroom setting.

What is the teacher-to-student ratio in the integrated classrooms?
Classrooms typically have 15 students.  Each classroom has a highly-qualified special education preschool teacher.  Additionally, preschool classrooms have at least 1 paraprofessional.

How is tuition collected for preschool programs?
The tuition schedule is included in the registration packet.

What is the registration process for preschool?
Registration for returning students begins in December.  New students are invited to register in January.   You can visit the Stoneham Public School’s website to find the complete registration packet which includes the class offerings. Returning students are given priority for placement. Next we add new students with a returning sibling.  General enrollment for new students is then completed.  If enrollment in a particular classroom exceeds capacity, a lottery will be used to select students.

Can my preschool child attend the Before or After School Programs?
At this time, the Before and After School Programs are only for children in grades K – 4.

What is the preschool curriculum based upon?
Teachers plan units and lessons based upon the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.