Dear Rochester Area Preschool Families,


            We hope you are healthy and managing as best as you can during this difficult time. Unfortunately, we have some sad news to share. The Session (ruling body) of Gates Presbyterian Church recently met and a decision was made that due to the pandemic and the trend in low enrollment, Rochester Area Preschool will not be opening for the school year and will be closing it’s doors after 49 years of service to our community.


            We want to thank our families for being so patient and understanding as we have tried to navigate through these last six months. We were very hopeful we would be able to open and we are incredibly disappointed. We will be working out the details to issue refund checks as soon as possible and will do our best to answer any other individual questions as well.


            Please keep our fabulous teachers Mrs. C, Mrs. Short, and Mrs. Benedetto in your thoughts as they have passed on a love of learning and shared so much joy with our students in their many, many, years as RAP teachers. We will be planning a celebration of both our teachers and RAP’s long history as soon as we are able.


            In closing, we would like to share a special message from Mrs. C: “Thank you for all of your years of love and support. The past 28 have been wonderful.”



Rochester Area Preschool Board of Directors

(585) 247-5292

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