Panther Preschool

Applications for the Bridgewater-Raritan Panther Preschool Program are now being accepted.  

Application can be found here:  Preschool Application

The program is open to all Bridgewater-Raritan resident children who are 3 and 4 years of age on or before October 1, 2021.  Applications are for general education children who are not  eligible for special education and related services as a Preschool Child with a Disability. If your child meets the Kindergarten cutoff and will be 5 years of age on or before October 1, 2021, they are not eligible for our preschool program. 

Please contact Shana Filep in the Department of Special Services at or 908-526-6440 ext 937525 with any questions.

Panther Preschool Information for General Education Lottery Seats:

In an atmosphere of we all belong, children with and without disabilities are provided with learning opportunities to facilitate academic and social success!

  • Open to all Bridgewater-Raritan School District 3 and 4 year old children; must be 3 by October 1, 2021
  • Program follows BRRSD District Calendar
  • Start date is September 8, 2021
  • Program runs 5 days per week, Monday - Friday
    • AM Session: 8:35 - 11:15 AM
    • PM Session: 12:15 - 2:55 PM
  • Each inclusion preschool class is comprised of children with special needs and typically developing preschoolers
  • Programs currently located at Adamsville, Bradley Gardens, and Milltown Primary Schools (subject to change)
  • Monthly Tuition - $500.00
  • There are no AM/PM preferences.  Children will be chosen for a slot determined by the staff looking at home school location, gender, and age
  • Transportation is provided to all at no additional cost to families.  Transportation to a daycare facility or babysitter must adhere to the BRRSD Transportation Department's Policy (Rule 3710-R on the district's website)
  • Lottery Applications for general education children are due by February 1, 2021 by 3:00 PM
  • Lottery drawing- February 3, 2021
  • Families will be notified of lottery number and AM or PM session assignment by February 8, 2021
  • Once a student is in the program, he/she may remain in the program until reaching Kindergarten age (turns 5 by October 1 of the current school year - Board Policy 5111)
  • Siblings - each sibling requires an application

Panther Preschool Fact Sheet - Spanish Version 

Policy 5112 - ENTRANCE AGE