The Preschool application waitlist for the 2023-2024 is open.  If you are interested in adding your child to the waitlist, please click on the link below.

The Preschool 4 Days Afternoon Session and Little Colonials 4 Days Afternoon Session and Little Colonials 4 Days Morning Session have little to no waitlist.

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Preschool Waitlist - Click here

Please note that children must be 3 years old by August 31st, 2023 (DOB 9/1/2018-8/31/2020) to enroll in Parker Road Preschool or 3 years old by March 1st, 2023 (DOB 9/1/2018-3/1/2020) to enroll in Little Colonials for the 2023-2024 school year.

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There is a $100 preschool registration processing fee.  This fee is due upon completion of your child's Preschool Registration.  Tuition can be paid in full or in monthly installments on the first business day of each month.  Fees and tuition can be paid online or via check at your school.  When you accept a seat in a session for your child, Parent Portal registration information will be sent to you by email.  

     Session        Annual Rate        Monthly Rate
5 days             $4,292.01             $476.89
4 days             $3,507.15             $389.68
3 days             $2,909.75             $323.31
2 days             $2,227.89             $247.54

Financial Assistance is available for qualifying families. For more information, please reach out to the Preschool Office at (508) 841-8646.

Morning preschool sessions typically run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Afternoon sessions typically run from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Exact timings of sessions for the 2023-2024 school year have yet to be determined.

Students with special education referrals do not have to submit the preschool application form but will complete the online registration and provide their documents.  When the preschool office receives a special education referral, the family will be notified and instructed to complete the registration process.  Once all of the required documents have been received, Bridget Nichols, Special Education Team Chair, will begin the evaluation process with the family.

For information about additional (not Shrewsbury Public Schools) part-time and before- and after-school care in Shrewsbury, please see our list of Shrewsbury Licensed Childcare Centers (bus transportation is available per district for grades Kindergarten and up).  You may also visit this list of childcare centers or list of in-home and group-home daycares in Shrewsbury.

Please be sure to check our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions.  If you have any questions regarding preschool, please reach out to the Preschool Office at (508) 841-8646.  For questions about registration, please email

The Town of Shrewsbury must be the legal residence of parent/guardian and students in order to attend school in Shrewsbury Public Schools.  If using a P&S agreement, you must be residing in the home within 60 days of the closing date listed on the P&S according to School Committee policy.  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 76, Section 5 states: "Every person shall have a right to attend the public schools of the town where he/she actually resides, subject to the following section.  No school committee is required to enroll a person who does not actually reside in the town unless said enrollment is authorized by law or by the school committee.  Any person who violates or assists in the violation of this provision may be required to remit full restitution to the town of the improperly-attended public schools.  No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and courses of study of such public school on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin or sexual orientation." (Amended by st. 1971, c.622, c.1; st. 1973, c. 925, s.9A, st. 1993, c.282; st.2004, c.352, s.33)

If warranted, residency checks may be conducted by the School Department or the Shrewsbury Police Department at any time during a child's enrollment in the Shrewsbury Public Schools.

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