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The Nutley Public School District is fortunate to have the opportunity to provide free, high-quality preschool to enrolled students. We provide a 6 -our school day program, Monday through Friday, for our 3 and 4-year-old students. Hours are typically 8:45am until 2:45pm, but are subject to vary depending on the location. Raising Raiders follows the Nutley Public Schools' calendar, in all locations.

AGE REQUIREMENT: In order to be eligible for a 3-year-old class, your child must be 3-years-old by October 1, 2023.  In order to be eligible for a 4-year-old classroom, your child must be 4-years-old by October 1, 2023.  

All students must be a resident of Nutley in order to maintain enrollment in our program. 

Any questions regarding the Raising Raiders PreK program should be directed to April Vitiello, Coordinator of Early Childhood at

23-24 Enrollment Application Form

If you would like to submit an application for enrollment for the Raising Raiders PreK program for the 23-24 school year, please click HERE

Currently, enrolled students do not need to submit another application. Students on the 22-23 waitlist, but not enrolled, WILL need to complete another application.  Completion of this application does not guarantee placement. More information regarding placement will be provided on the website at a later date. Please check the website for updated information. 



The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.