General Education Preschool Program


The Hopatcong School District is fortunate to have a full day general education preschool program that is of no cost to the community.  We are thankful to receive funding from the New Jersey State Department of Education so that this can be offered to our families.  The number of seats available is not determined by the school district, it is determined by the New Jersey Department of Education.  Therefore, space is limited and is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Preschool programs are offered at Durban Avenue School, First Impressions Lake Hopatcong, First Impressions Linden Avenue, First Impressions Stanhope, and Head Start Hopatcong (Head Start Hopatcong is available to families who are financially eligible and this program may offer additional services to those that qualify).  Children who are three or four years old before October 1, 2024 and reside in Hopatcong are eligible for the 2024-2025 school year program.  The location/site that a child attends is based on parent choice and availability.

Online registration for the 2024-2025 school year will begin on Monday March 11, 2024.  In order for a child to be fully registered and have their spot reserved, online registration along with submission of required documentation is necessary.  The following is the documentation that is required:  completed Physical History Form, Proof of Immunization, two Proofs of Residency, and the child's original Birth Certificate.  This documentation must be provided to Ana Marrazzo at the Durban Avenue School in order for one’s registration to be completed.

If your child is already enrolled with the Hopatcong School District in the full day general education preschool program, there is no need to register again for the 2024-2025 school year.  Your child will automatically be included in the program for the upcoming school year.

NOTE:  If you have a child that turned 3 years old before October 1, 2023 and you are interested in placing your child in the program now during the 2023-2024 school year, please contact Ana Marrazzo at 973-398-8805 prompt #7.  There are still a few spaces open at select locations.


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Our Preschool Information Night will take place on February 21st at 6:30pm in the Durban Avenue Gym.
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Contact Information

To get site specific information contact…..

Durban Avenue School
616 Durban Ave
Hopatcong, NJ 07843
(973) 398-8805, prompt #7
Class Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm
No before/aftercare programs at this time.

First Impressions - Lake Hopatcong
7 Prospect Point Rd
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
(973) 663-1880
Class Hours: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Before/aftercare programs offered for a fee.

First Impressions - Linden Ave
19 Linden Ave
Stanhope, NJ 07874
(973) 527-7110
Class Hours: 8:30am - 2:30pm & 9:00am - 3:00pm
Before/aftercare programs offered for a fee.

First Impressions - Stanhope
154 Brooklyn Road
Stanhope, NJ 07874
(973) 347-4450
Class Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Before/aftercare programs offered for a fee.

Head Start
406 Wills Ave
Stanhope, NJ 07874
(973) 398-4486
Class Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm
No before/aftercare programs at this time.



For general preschool program questions, please reach out to

Tammy Miller