The Special Education Department of the Waltham Public Schools accepts applications for the Integrated Preschool Program between November 1st & January 15th of each school year. The Integrated Preschool Programs are located at both Stanley and Northeast Elementary Schools.
An integrated classroom is one in which less than half of the children have diagnosed special education needs. To provide these children with access to typically developing peers, children without diagnosed or suspected needs are invited to participate in classes on a part time basis. The classes remain small and are taught by highly qualified licensed teachers and runs Wednesday - Friday. This widely acclaimed and respected program has been under the direction of Waltham Public Schools for more than 30 years.
To qualify for program consideration:
Children must be Waltham residents and 3 or 4 years old by September 1 of the school year for which the application is submitted.
Parents must have access to their own transportation.
Preschool registrations is by invitation only.
Families will receive an invitation to register:
After the lottery has been conducted.
Off the resulting waitlist when openings become available.