General Info

Dorchester Preschool

Policies and General Information

Additional policies may be found in the Parent Handbook

Hours of Operation

Dorchester Preschool is open Monday through Friday form 7:30 am to 5:30 pm for Full Day programs and 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for Half Day programs.

Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 per child is due upon enrolling each year.

Enrollment Deposit

A non-refundable deposit equivalent to 1 week of tuition must accompany any registration.  The deposit will be credited toward your last tuition payment if two weeks notice has been given in writing.

Late Payments

Tuition is due the Monday of each week of care.


The Dorchester Preschool will be closed on the following days:

    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King Day
    • President’s Day
    • Evacuation Day
    • February School Vacation Week (As Boston)- Tuition Due
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day (observed)
    • Summer Break week (TBA) – No Tuition Due
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Veteran’s Day
    • Thanksgiving Break (Thanksgiving and the next day)
    • Christmas Day


Holidays have been taken into consideration in the overall tuition rates and full tuition is due for weeks in which these holidays occur. (*Excluding the week of summer break)

Fee Schedule

Credits and refunds are not given for illness or other absences.  Holidays, snow days and sick days that fall on a day that your child is scheduled to come to school will still be on your weekly bill.

Dorchester Preschool Vacation

The Preschool will be closed one week during the Summer (Summer Break), dates to be announced.  Please refer to the Parent Handbook for Family Vacation Week Credit.