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Application Process

Application Process for 2020-2021 School Year

In January 2020, applications will be sent home to all children that are currently enrolled in the preschool program. The $35 application fee is waived. All applications must be returned to by January 31, 2020, in order to be guaranteed a space in preschool for the upcoming year. On the same application, siblings of current preschool children may apply as well. There is a $35 application fee for new students who are siblings. If needed, we will create a lottery of our siblings of current preschool children into programs and establish a waiting list.

 

Reading Residents can fill out an application for a new child enrolling in the preschool program starting on January 6, 2020.  They can be mailed to R.I.S.E. Preschool at 62 Oakland Road, Reading MA 01867 or dropped off at the R.I.S.E. Preschool Office from 8:00-3:00.  Please be sure to submit your $35 fee with your application.  You can make out your check to R.I.S.E. Preschool.

In the beginning of February, if necessary, a lottery to fill available slots will occur. The lottery will continue to place all children that applied in order on the wait list. Children that are twins or entering with a sibling will be pulled forward with the first lottery name pulled.

Parents will be notified by March 2, 2020 by email of acceptance into the program or their spot on the wait list.

On March 16, 2020, the first month's tuition is required as a deposit to hold the child's spot in the program. If the first month's deposit is not received by March 16th, the spot will be offered to the next child on the wait list.

After the lottery, applications will continue to be accepted and applicants placed in programs or on the wait list. If a child is being placed on the wait list, the family does not need to provide the $35 application fee; however, upon placement into a program the $35 application fee will be required along with the first month's tuition as a deposit.

Applications will be accepted by non-Reading resident on March 2nd. If the child is placed on a wait list, the family does not need to provide the $35 application fee; however, upon placement into a program the $35 application fee will be required along with the first month's tuition as a deposit.

Applications will only be accepted if the child is 3 years of age by August 31, 2020.

 

If you need financial assistance, please fill out a Free and Reduced Lunch Application and Sharing Form found on the Food Services webpage located at https://www.reading.k12.ma.us/departments/food-services/

 

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