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The Barrington Public Schools Inclusion Preschool Program has been offered at Primrose Hill School since 1996. The program is designed to provide a high-quality early childhood experience for preschool children. 

Certified teachers, teacher assistants, and therapists work with children with, and without disabilities, to provide a typical preschool experience, while addressing each individual’s needs.

The Primrose Hill Preschool is located at  60 Middle Highway.  The program is currently running two 2.5 hour morning sessions and, two 2.5 hour afternoon sessions 5 days a week. This year's morning sessions include 3-year-old students and afternoon sessions include 4-year-old students.

Due to limited space, and regulations of class size, all applications are entered in a lottery and randomly pulled. Lottery results are then e-mailed to applicants.  

The 2021-2022 preschool is currently full and we are no longer accepting applications.  Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be posted in the fall.

Children applying as community peers must be:

  • Barrington residents
  • At least 3.0 years old by August 26, 2022
  • Screened by our Child Outreach program prior to the first day of school.
  • Toilet trained before the start of the school year

If the name of a child chosen is from multiple births (twins/triplets), the effort will be made to allow both/all children to enter the classroom, if space allows.

All applicants not chosen will be notified by e-mail and will be added to a waitlist. If a position becomes available, an application will be pulled at random from this list and parents will be notified.

Once accepted into the program, parents must register their child, and pay the deposit, in order to secure their child’s seat in the class. The deposit will be applied to the required annual tuition. The District's policy is to not issue refunds after classes have started.

For additional information, you may contact the Pupil Personnel Office at 247-3145 or Primrose Hill School at 247-3170.