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Integrated Preschool Program





The River Vale School District is pleased to announce that it will host an Integrated Preschool Program for the 2017 - 2018 school year.                                                              


The Integrated Preschool Program is different than other preschools in that it incorporates the education of special education preschoolers with that of general education preschoolers - a model which is beneficial to all students.  The teacher of this class will be certified in both general and special education.  Special education youngsters are placed in the program through an evaluation process performed by the Department of Special Services. 


All children in the program attend classes five days a week. It is anticipated that there will be two (2) sections. The location of the preschool program will be Woodside School.  The morning session will run 8:55 am-11:25 am and the afternoon session will run 12:05 pm - 2:35 pm.  The maximum number of openings for general education students will be ten (10).  These students will be determined by a lottery drawing if the number of applicants exceeds the available spaces.  A waiting list will be developed comprised of additional names in order of the draw.  Tuition for this program will be $2,500, payable in installments: one non-refundable $100 deposit due after the lottery drawing to secure your child’s spot and two (2) equal installments of $1,200.00 due in August and February.  Transportation services will not be available to general education students.


Applications are available by clicking here or at the Child Study Team Office in the Roberge Annex located at 609 Westwood Avenue.


In order to be eligible, a general education student must be at least 3 years old and less than 5 years old on or before October 1, 2016, and toilet trained. A birth certificate, copy of immunizations, a medical exam and proof of River Vale residency will be required of those students admitted to the program.  Registration packets can be found on the district website.


Deadline for application submission is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 21, 2017.  Parents will be  notified by email no later than April 28, 2017 whether or not their child has been selected for the program.  Please note that an acknowledgement of applications received will be made by email.  If you do not receive an email confirmation that we received your application by April 24, 2017,  please contact the Child Study Team Office to follow up.


Parents who have further questions may call 201-358-4011 for more information.