Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Programs Academic Year 2020-21

REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL, Please email to be placed on the wait list 

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 - Room 15 
266 Tilden Road
Scituate, MA 02066

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





Circle of Friends AY 2020-21 

Circle of Friends (Pre-school), begins Febuary 2nd,10 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):  Kim Sheehan (SPED Teacher)

 Time:   Tuesdays  3:15-4:15pm  

Location/Fee: Wampatuck School, $80         

Circle of Friends MUST follow SPS COVID guidelines and restrictions with lower maximum enrollments and assigned seating.  All activities will remain on-site and students must have the abilities to understand and follow directions and independently wear a mask for the duration of the program. 


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.   

PLEASE NOTE: There is sometimes a glitch in the constant contact system where some registrations get reset to blank before proceeding to Paypal. The company is aware of the issue and working on it. Please try again immediately and it should go through. If it does not, email and we will register you. 

PLEASE REMEMBER:  To keep our programs as affordable as possible, CORSE supplements 75%-100% of all our programming costs and is run entirely by unpaid volunteers.  Thus, our administrative overhead is only 4.9%. In order to continue our beneficial programs, please consider a donation to CORSE. ALL donations are greatly appreciated!  

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, academic, recreation, therapeutic and work skills development 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 2019, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Grace E. Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, Edwin Phillips Foundation, South Shore Playhouse Associates, Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation as well as our community fundraising supporters.