Kindergarten Options

Minnetonka Public Schools provides one of the best Kindergarten experiences in Minnesota. Our primary goal is to inspire in children to love learning through social and emotional teaching strategies. Our robust curriculum balances active, playful, hands-on learning with individual, small and large-group instruction designed to nurture early academic skills and promote social development.

Our Kindergarten teachers have a genuine love for children and Kindergarten. They inspire in a passion to wonder, discover, create and excel. Using the best of childhood development and brain research, they ignite a love of learning that burns brightly for Minnetonka students through graduation and beyond


Registration Timeline

  • Kindergarten students should be five years old by September 1. Parents may request early entrance consideration for children turning five by October 31.
  • Online registration for resident families in Minnetonka School District is now open. Families must register all children entering Kindergarten in fall 2019, even if other siblings are currently enrolled.
  • Additional communication from Minnetonka Public Schools will be sent out in November. There will also be opportunities to visit schools in December and January. This is when you will need to decide on your school of choice.
  • The state deadline for open enrollment applications is January 15. Late applications will be accepted as space allows. Approved open-enrolled families will receive an email with instructions for registering online.
  • The priority deadline to complete the online registration form is January 31, 2019. Resident applications will be accepted after the deadline, but first-choice schools or programs may be filled.
  • Our elementary schools host a Kindergarten welcome event in the spring for all enrolled students. Please watch your email for additional communication.
  • All enrolled families will receive an email in mid-August from the Minnetonka Technology Department with instructions for claiming a Skyward account for lunch payments and more.

Enrollment Options

Resident Families

K-12 registration for 2019 is currently open for all residents. Find out if you live in-district.

The priority deadline for resident registration is January 31.

First-choice schools or programs may be filled past the priority deadline.

Resident Registration

Non-Resident Families

K-12 open enrollment applications are currently being accepted for all out of district families.

The state deadline for open enrollment applications is January 15.

Late applications will be accepted as space allows past the state deadline.

Open Enrollment Application

Approved Open Enrollment Registration

Our student enrollment staff is available to assist. Call 952-401-5009 if your family last name begins with A-L or 952-401-5012 if your family last name begins with M-Z.

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Enrollment Contacts

Student last names A-L:
Ashley Kuphal
ashley.kuphal@minnetonkaschools.org
952-401-5009

Student last names M-Z:
Lori Schwartz
lori.schwartz@minnetonkaschools.org
952-401-5012

Fax: 952-401-5092

Mailing Address:
Minnetonka Schools Student Registration
5621 County Rd 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Office hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays


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