12 Mill Brook Drive
Arlington, MA 02176
Dear Prospective Families,
Thank you for your interest in Menotomy Preschool. We are thrilled to share our 2024-25 program description and lottery process with families.
Menotomy Preschool is an integrated program for children with and without disabilities in the town of Arlington. All children are provided with the opportunity to learn and grow in an inclusive, diverse learning environment. All classrooms are multi-age in design.(3-5 years) Our teachers are licensed in early childhood and special education and provide individualized instruction to best meet the needs of each child in their classroom. Related service providers (speech pathologist, occupational therapist and social worker) spend time weekly in each classroom working with all students. By providing accommodations and offering challenges where appropriate, all children will progress on their own path. All students engage in developmentally appropriate activities throughout the school day to promote social, language, emotional, cognitive and motor development.
It is important to note that MPS is not a traditional preschool or daycare. As an integrated preschool, our primary goal is to serve the needs of the students with disabilities in Arlington. All students have the benefit of classrooms with highly qualified and certified teaching and related service staff while learning in an inclusive and supportive environment.
Menotomy Preschool offers full- and half-day options to our students. Students must be 3 years but not older than 5 years of age by August 31, 2024 to begin in September. Please be advised that we do not plan a traditional nap time in our full-day schedule. All full-day students will have a rest time daily, lasting no more than 30 minutes. If your child requires more than the 30-minute rest time, we ask that you choose a half day schedule.
Our returning students will be placed in their programs first for the 2024-25 school year, as well as siblings of returning families. Returning families had until January 6, 2024 to register their child before opening registration to new families.
Click here to fill out our Lottery Form. We are accepting lottery forms through Monday, February 12th. The lottery will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 2:30 pm. We will notify accepted families by Friday, February 16th. All families not accepted into the program will be placed on our waiting list. Waitlisted families will be contacted should a spot become available.
If you have any questions please contact me in the preschool main office at 781-316-3698 or [email protected].
Joyce Schlenger, Early Childhood Coordinator