barrington public schools preschool program

Barrington Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program

The Barrington Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program has been offered at Primrose Hill School since 1996. It is designed to provide a high-quality early childhood experience for preschool children. Certified teachers, teacher assistants, and therapists work with children with, and without disabilities, to provide a typical preschool experience, while addressing each child's needs.

Research shows that attending high-quality early childhood education programs help children develop important social and cognitive skills and knowledge that prepares them to succeed in school. From the time children walk into our preschool classrooms until the time they leave, they are actively engaged in learning. Intentional teaching means teachers apply research and evidence-based practices in the field of early childhood and plan their day to ensure that every child receives an enriching educational experience.

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now live. Please click here to access the applications. The preschool lottery will be held on April 1, 2024. Families of accepted students will be notified via email on April 4, 2024. If any additional spots become available, families will be notified in waitlist order. Learn more about below.


Meet Our Program Staff

All classroom educators in the Barrington Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program are RIDE certified early childhood educators.


Our Classrooms in Action

Our preschool program includes a full-day program for 4 year old children and a half-day program for 3 year old children, offered in two morning and afternoon sessions.


Learn About Our Curriculum

The Barrington Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program uses curriculum developed by Boston Public Schools to ensure that all students are engaged in active learning through intentional teaching.


Apply Here

We welcome all Barrington community 3 and 4-year-olds to apply to our preschool program. Due to limited space and regulations of class size, all applications are entered into a lottery and randomly pulled.


Parent Testimonials

Families have a lot to say about the Barrington Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program. Read testimonials from current and former families about how the preschool program has supported their child's development.


Child Outreach Screening

Child Outreach is a free service offered to all Rhode Island Children ages 3, 4 and 5 Years Old and can help identify children who may need further assessment, intervention, and/or services at an early age.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still Have Questions?

If you have additional questions about the Barrington Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program that have not been answered here, please contact Susan Constable, Early Childhood Coordinator, at

If you have questions about Special Education, Rhode Island's Child Outreach Screening, or preschool registration, please contact Kristen Matthes, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, at