Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Three PreK students sit next to each other in a classroom and smile at the camera.Pre-K Programs at Quincy Public Schools

The Quincy Public Schools Integrated Pre-Kindergarten Programs serve 3- and 4-year old children with special needs and their typically developing peers. Pre-Kindergarten classes are held at Snug Harbor, Point Webster, and the Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center. Children must be 3 years old on or before August 31, 2024 to be considered for the 2024-2025 school year.

There are a limited number of Pre-Kindergarten seats available and Quincy Public Schools is not able to accommodate all students interested in the program.  AT THIS TIME, PRE-KINDERGARTEN CLASSES ARE FULL FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR FOR TYPICALLY-DEVELOPING STUDENTS.

Special Education Screening: Consistent with the Special Education Act, Quincy Public Schools conducts a screening for three- and four-year old children in order to identify those who have special needs. Please call the Snug Harbor Pre-School at 617-984-8951 to request a Special Education screening appointment.

There are two different Integrated Pre-Kindergarten programs offered:
  • four half-day sessions held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays OR

  • two half-day sessions held on Mondays/Thursdays or Tuesdays/Fridays.

Priority for placement in the Integrated Pre-Kindergarten program is given to 4-year olds, followed by children who are 3 1/2 or older.

Transportation is not provided for Integrated Pre-Kindergarten program students.

Please follow this link to provide information for your student for the Pre-Kindergarten program: 

Screenings were held in March and April 2024 based on the age priorities above and the number of Pre-Kindergarten seats available for typically-developing students. If you did not receive a call to schedule a screening in the spring, your student will remain on the waiting list in case there is an opening in the program later in the school year.

Families who have already submitted student information do not need to fill out the form again.

  • Title I Integrated Pre-Kindergarten Program - Children who reside in the following school districts are eligible for these classes: Clifford Marshall, Lincoln Hancock, Parker, and Snug Harbor. There is no tuition fee for this program.

  • City Wide Integrated Pre-Kindergarten Program - Children who reside in the following school district are eligible these classes: Atherton Hough, Beechwood Knoll, Bernazzani, Merrymount, Montclair, Squantum and Wollaston Schools. There is a tuition fee for this pre-kindergarten program.

  • If you are unsure of your neighborhood school district, please email [email protected] or call 617-984-8702.