Preschool

School Hours

Full Day Program
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Half Day Program
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Registration and Enrollment

Our annual preschool open house and registration event is on the last Friday in April. Confirmation of enrollment is sent to families in late June, and families must confirm enrollment by early July. Tuition is based on state income eligibility guidelines. For questions about preschool registration and enrollment, please contact Sarah Burstein, Hillcrest principal and GMRSD early childhood coordinator, at 413.863.9526 or via e-mail.



Preschool Program

Welcome to the Gill-Montague Regional School District Preschool program. Our goal in the preschool program is to provide our youngest students with the tools and learning experiences they need in order to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. We serve children from age three to five years old. 


Our Program

We strive to provide our youngest students with a variety of learning experience designed to engage and prepare them for future success. In addition to their participation in a rich, developmentally appropriate curriculum in each preschool classroom, our preschoolers also attend a daily session of art, physical education, music, library, or technology instruction. 

Each preschool classroom is led by a preschool teacher licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In addition, each preschool classroom is supported by an early childhood paraprofessional. Our preschool program provides comprehensive special education services to students with special needs, and our staffing includes a speech language pathologist, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist. 


Breakfast & Lunch

Our preschool students are welcome to participate in Hillcrest’s breakfast program. All Hillcrest students may eat breakfast at school, free of charge. Preschoolers must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at breakfast. Our preschoolers eat lunch at school each day from 11:00 a.m.  to 11:30 a.m. Preschoolers can eat school lunch or bring a lunch from home. Hillcrest provides free lunch to all students, regardless of family income. 


For more information, please contact Sarah Burstein, Hillcrest principal and GMRSD early childhood coordinator, at 413.863.9526 or via e-mail.