Preschool in the QRSD

The Quabbin Regional School District offers a pre-kindergarten opportunity for the typically developing student. It is a tuitioned, space-limited, program whereby typically developing students are integrated with learning challenged students.

The program follows the Quabbin academic calendar, students must be 3-years-old to at the beginning of the program and may remain in the program through age 5. Students can turn 5 during the school year, but cannot begin the program if they are already 5-years-old. Transportation is the responsibility of the family.

For the 2017-2018 school year, the program will be housed at the Ruggles Lane School with two sessions.  The morning program is in session from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon program is in session from 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.   During this time, children develop their social, emotional and academic skills.

Preschool Forms:

The link below brings you to the Preschool forms packet – in PDF format. Please click on the link to view, save, or print the preschool documentation. Please contact Sarah Ferragamo – (978)355-2934 if you have questions or to submit these forms.  


Preschool Referrals:

Referrals for screening of three and four year old children should be directed to the Quabbin Regional School District’s Student Services office at (978) 355-2055.

Preschool contact: Sarah Ferragamo – (978)355-4668, ext. 8507

Preschool Screenings:

Children aged 3 and 4 who reside in the towns of Barre, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree and Oakham and not presently in a public school program are eligible for this screening if a suspected special need exists in the areas of speech and language development, vision, hearing, physical mobility and cognitive delay.

The purpose of this screening is to identify and evaluate children in need of special services and to provide early assistance so that their elementary school experience will yield maximal growth.

Preschool screening will take place on Monday, April 9th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Parents wishing to have their child screened are requested to call Sarah Ferragamo, QRSD Student Services office at (978)355-2055 to schedule an appointment.