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Preschool Lottery
May 26, 2022

The Manchester Township School District will have a full-day integrated preschool program that will be open to a limited number of general education students who have attained the age of 4 on or before October 1, 2022. This program is designed to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to be included with non-disabled peers.

This Preschool Inclusion Program will include 10 general education students to be selected by lottery. The full day program will begin in September 2022.  Program location and times will be determined at a later date. The classroom staff will consist of one certified teacher, two aides, and access to integrated speech services. Yearly tuition will be $6,500.

Please note: Children must be age 4 on or before October 1, 2022 and must be bathroom trained to qualify.

Preschool Lottery - apply now - deadline May 26

Program Details

  • Program: Preschool Inclusion Program
  • Number of general education students to be selected by lottery: 10
  • Children’s Age: 4 on or before October 1, 2022
  • Annual Tuition: $6,500
  • Limitations: Must be bathroom trained
  • Selection Date: May 26, 2022
  • Start Date: September 2022 (1st day of school for students)
  • Classroom Staff: 1 certified teacher, 2 aides, access to integrated speech services

Lottery Date May 26, 2022 at 3:00PM

Ten students will be selected in a live streamed lottery via Zoom on May 26, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.  Please click the link below to join the webinar.


How to Apply 


Applications for the program will be accepted by filling out a paper application and dropping the paper application at the Board of Education Office, 121 Rt. 539, Whiting, NJ 08759. If you are using the paper application, please contact 732-350-5900 to schedule a drop off time. Deadline to apply is 12 noon on May 26, 2022.

Ten students will be selected in a lottery system on the afternoon of May 26, 2022. If your child is selected in the lottery, you must provide your child's state-issued birth certificate and proof of residency.

Required documentation:

You must present your child's state issued birth certificate and proof of residency as follows.

1. Two Proofs of Residence – One from each group:

Group 1 – Copy of Township tax bill, deed, lease or builder's contract
(If living with a resident, a signed, notarized letter from that resident stating you and your child(ren) live at the address accompanied by one of the group 1 items.)

Group 2 – Copy of current utility bill or home insurance statement or driver's license with correct address on it (or change of address sticker)

2. Original Birth Certificate (with raised seal)