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 Program, located at  60 Middle Highway, is currently offering 2 morning sessions, and 2 afternoon sessions. Each session runs for 2.5 hours, 5 days a week. Morning sessions include 3-year-olds and afternoon sessions include 4-year-olds.

The morning sessions will run from 7:55 – 10:25. The afternoon sessions will run from 11:45 – 2:15.

Children applying as community peers must be:

  • Barrington residents
  • At least 3.0 years old by August 27, 2021
  • Screened by our Child Outreach program (see screening link below) prior to the first day of school.
  • Toilet trained before the start of the school year

All applications must be received by

March 26, 2021

to be considered in the lottery.

Due to limited space, and regulations of class size, all applications will be entered in a lottery, and randomly pulled on Friday, March 26, 2021. Lottery results will be e-mailed by Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 

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 a $200.00 deposit by April 16, 2021, in order to secure their child’s seat in the class. The deposit will be applied to the required annual tuition of $1,800.00 ($10.00 per day). The remaining balance will be paid in two installments of $800.00 each due in/by July 2021 and January 2022.  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.