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Districtwide PreK Program

Groton Public Schools' District-wide Prekindergarten Program is a half-day program designed to supplement a child's progress in the area of school readiness.

The program is open to all children living within the boundaries of Groton Public Schools. Currently, there are 2 sites for the program: Mystic River Magnet School and Thames River Magnet School. Each of these sites offers a morning and afternoon class with a maximum of 18 students in each session.  

  • AM Classes: 9:00 AM to 11:48 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and ever other Wednesday (No Monday AM Class)
  • PM Classes: 12:48 PM to 3:35 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and every other Wednesday

Each class is staffed with a state-certified early childhood education teacher and a full-time paraprofessional with early childhood training.

Students are selected to participate in the program based on screening scores from a teacher-administered screening.  Students must be age 4 on or before January 1 of that school year to be considered for screening. Students with suspected learning impairments or known learning disabilities will be referred to the Early Childhood Assessment Team for further screening.

Parents can find more detailed program information in the resources provided below. For any additional information or questions call 860-572-2100.  Children eligible for entry into kindergarten cannot participate in the Prekindergarten program.

You can register here for the next available screening appointment.

Please call 860-572-2100 with any questions you may have.