Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Programs Academic Year 2017-18

Registration Deadline November 22: There is a $25 late registration fee for any forms received after November 22

Programs are open to ALL SPS students, and are staffed appropriately so that children with special needs can successfully participate in them. 

We are pleased to once again sponsor another cycle of integrated academic and social programs, as outlined in this brochure. For each program, we have identified highly qualified SPS staff and aide support to provide a low staff to student ratio (usually 1:3 for social groups and 1:4 for academic courses) to assure the quality of this programming for our students. 

Sponsored by:

Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) 


Wampatuck School 
266 Tilden Road
Scituate, MA 02066

Driving Directions 

Tracy Johnston
C.O.R.S.E. Foundation





Circle of Friends AY 2017-18 

Circle of Friends (Pre-school), begins January 9, 20 sessions

This program provides a small group setting for students to develop social thinking and language to enhance their play and conversational skills.  Through interactive play and small group activities, children build their skills in communicating, sharing and problem-solving. The optimal teacher-child ratio promotes opportunities for children to learn through structured play and facilitated conversations. Children will be encouraged to express themselves, both verbally and through art/journals. Children will practice identifying expected and unexpected behavior in groups by role playing and using puppets.  Some examples of expected behaviors that will be focused on during the session include; listening to others, taking turns and participating appropriately in group settings.  This class is geared toward 4-5 year olds; 3 year olds will be considered if space is available. 

Primary Instructor(s):  Jessica Baird (SPED Teacher), Kim Sheehan (SPED Teacher)

 Time:   Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45-4:15pm  

Location/Fee: Wampatuck School, $240         


Register Now!If you are registering more than one child, you will need to register under 2 different email addresses.  We apologize for this inconvenience, but it is a requirement of this particular software.  

The CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) was established by a group of dedicated parents and educators to raise funds to provide high quality and affordable programming, training and resources that will benefit children with special needs, their parents and educators throughout South Shore Massachusetts.  CORSE has designed an innovative model within a blended framework of integrated and specialized social, educational and recreational programs so children with special needs can reach their full potential.  Our variety of programs are staffed appropriately through customized staffing ratios and special education expertise so ALL children, those with and without special needs, can successfully participate together within their community.  

For 2017, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Harold Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Scituate Rotary Club and South Shore Playhouse Associates as well as our community fundraising supporters.