Last Updated: 3/7/2022 1:49 PM

The application for the 2022/2023 school year is closed.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list please click here: Preschool Waiting List Application

step up preschool class

About us

The Hamilton City School District  Preschool Program is an Ohio Department of Education licensed and Step Up to Quality 5 Star Rated program.  The program provides free, play-based, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment for all children ages three to five years old regardless of ability or need. It is for children residing in the city of Hamilton and is governed by the policies and procedures of the Hamilton City School District as well as those set forth by the Ohio Department of Education

The staff of the Hamilton City School District Preschool Program is certified and participates in continuous Ohio Approved Professional Development each year.  Their professionalism, creativity, and experience combine to make this program a success. Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists are also members of the preschool team. 

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General Information

  • Morning or afternoon programs (no full-day sessions available).

  • There is no cost associated with our preschool program. 

  • Four-day program (Monday through Thursday).

  • Transportation provided  (restrictions apply).

Hours of Operation  


AM session: 9:00 - 11:40

PM session: 12:55 - 3:35

Ridgeway & Linden 

AM session: 9:15 - 11:55

PM session: 1:10 - 3:50

Bridgeport  & Riverview

 AM session: 9:30- 12:10

PM session: 1:25 - 4:05


 AM session: 8:45 - 11:25

PM session: 12:40 - 3:20

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Children must be three years old on or before Aug. 1 during the year they wish to enroll. 

  • Children who are five years old on or before Aug. 1 are not eligible.

  • If your child is eligible for kindergarten, he/she is not eligible for this program.

  • Children must reside within the Hamilton City School District.  We do not accept Open Enrollment for our preschool program.

  • Priority is given to students that are 4 years old.

Registration Information: 

  • Students who are currently attending the preschool program will automatically be enrolled upon the completion of the re-enrollment form which will be available each January. 

  • We are no longer taking applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  

  • The Application for the 2022-2023 School year will open on February 14, 2022. 

Preschool openings are filled using a lottery.

Sarah Burdette

Principal of Preschool Programs

The Miami School

Hamilton City Schools

513-887-5024 ext. 2341


2020-2021 Handbook

2021-2022 Preschool Staff Directory


Contact Info: 
140 Ross Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45013 
(513) 887-5024