Applications accepted for SAIL program

The integrated special education preschool program at The Sherman School, S.A.I.L., is seeking notice of intent to enroll new students for the 2021-22 school year.

Sherman Activities in Learning is an integrated preschool program that serves special education and general education preschoolers ages 3-5.

The integrated program has been in operation since 1997. The goal is to provide an integrated setting where special education and general education children can share a preschool experience. The program’s curriculum is developmental and includes activities such as structured play, circle time, art, music, movement and story time.

While general education children receive the benefit of a high-quality preschool program, they also serve as role models for the special education children. Therefore, it is important that the children who participate in the program demonstrate age-appropriate skills.

The program is structured so that 3-year-olds attend four days per week - Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - and 4-year-olds attend five days per week - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A transition schedule will be put in place for the first three weeks of the school year. The purpose of the transition schedule is to help the students acclimate to the new school year by following a shortened day schedule.

Children who attend are charged an annual tuition, to be determined, payable in 10 monthly installments. Students must be 3 or 4 years of age by Sept. 1.

For more information, visit the school website to complete a pre-registration form by Feb. 5.