Kindergarten Information 2018-19

  • A Parent's Guide to Kindergarten brochure

    Key Dates

    Find Your Neighborhood School

    This year is especially exciting for your family because it means you have a child who is eligible to start kindergarten next fall. We cannot wait to meet them! Please read the following information carefully as it contains important information and key dates to enroll your child in the highly regarded St. Louis Park Public Schools.

    The St. Louis Park Public School District has three excellent K-5 International Baccalaureate elementary schools. These schools include Aquila Elementary, Peter Hobart Elementary, and Susan Lindgren Elementary. The International Baccalaureate Program emphasizes inquiry-based learning while helping students develop the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile. More information about International Baccalaureate program can be found at www.ibo.org.

    A fourth elementary school, Park Spanish Immersion (PSI), provides a unique educational experience in Spanish. Students at PSI have the same outcomes as the three neighborhood IB schools, but all classroom instruction is delivered in Spanish. Students are immersed in the language throughout the school day, and they learn academic content while also acquiring Spanish.

    If you are interested in having your child attend PSI, watch for the RESIDENT Application for Enrollment form that will be mailed to St. Louis Park families in January. Please note that the completed application must be received by 4 p.m. on February 15, 2018, at the District Office. If more applications are received than spots available, the district conducts a lottery (per St. Louis Park Public Schools’ School Board Policy #545).

    We highly encourage parents who plan to submit an application to attend PSI to also attend their neighborhood school’s Kindergarten Information Night. Kindergarten Information Night for Aquila, Peter Hobart, and Susan Lindgren Elementary Schools begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017. PSI will hold Immersion Information Night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

    Kindergarten registration packets will be mailed to families in early March. Kindergarten Registration Night will take place at all four of our elementary schools at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. If you have questions, please call the District Office at 952-928-6000. We hope to see you soon!