• It is the responsibility of the Wareham Public Schools to identify any child who is a resident of Wareham, who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability. It is also the responsibility of Wareham Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or 603 CMR 28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations).

    The Wareham Public Schools District is committed to identifying children before their third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for three and four year-olds. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s development and would like to have him/her screened, please call Nancy Tavares at (508)291-3530 ext. 1006.

    If you suspect that your child, at any age, may need an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services, you may request an evaluation, at no cost, at your neighborhood / district school. Please contact the Principal at your child’s neighborhood school for information about referring your child for an evaluation. Contact information for each school is listed below.

    Minot Forest Elementary
    Grades 3-4
    Principal Joan Seamans

    John W. Decas Elementary
    Pre-K, Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Principal Bethany Chandler

    Wareham Middle School
    Grades 5-7
    Principal Tracie Cote

    Wareham High School
    Grades 8-12
    Principal Scott Palladino