Kindergarten is an important step in your child’s life. At Osseo Area Schools, your child will experience a student-centered program taught by experienced staff who love children and are dedicated to helping your child succeed in school.
To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, students must be five years old on Sept.1 of the school year they'd start in. If your child does not meet the age requirements for kindergarten, you may wish to consider enrolling in a preschool or prekindergarten program.
View kindergarten orientation schedule
|Basswood Elementary (open house; come any time during the window)||Tuesday, March 19, 2019||5-6:30 pm||763-494-3858|
|Birch Grove Elementary
School for the Arts
|Thursday, March 21, 2019||6 - 7 pm||763-561-1374|
|Cedar Island Elementary||Wednesday, March 20, 2019||5:30 - 6:45 pm||763-425-5855|
|Crest View Elementary||Thursday, May 9, 2019||5 - 6 pm||763-561-5165|
|Edinbrook Elementary||Tuesday, March 5, 2019||5 - 6:15 pm||763-493-4737|
|Elm Creek Elementary||Tuesday, March 12, 2019||5- 6:30 pm||763-425-0577|
|Fair Oaks Elementary||Thursday, March 7, 2019||4:30 - 6 pm||763-533-2246|
|Fernbrook Elementary||Tuesday, March 5, 2019||5 - 6:30 pm||763-420-8888|
|Garden City Elementary||Wednesday, March 13, 2019||4:30 - 5:30 pm||763-561-9768|
|Oak View Elementary||Tuesday, March 19, 2019||5 - 6:30 pm||763-425-1881|
|Palmer Lake Elementary||Tuesday, March 12, 2019||5:30 - 7 pm||763-561-1930|
|Park Brook Elementary||Monday, March 18, 2019||4 - 5 pm||763-561-6870|
|Rice Lake Elementary||Thursday, March 7, 2019||4:30 - 6 pm||763-420-4220|
|Rush Creek Elementary||Thursday, March 14, 2019||5 - 6:30 pm||763-494-4549|
|Weaver Lake Elementary
A Science, Math & Technology School
|Tuesday, March 12, 2019||6- 7 pm||763-420-3337|
|Woodland Elementary||Tuesday, March 12, 2019||5-6:30 p.m.||763-315-6400|
|Zanewood Elementary||Wednesday, March 20, 2019||4:30 - 6 pm||763-561-9077|
Learn more about kindergarten
- Early Childhood Screening (state requirement for kindergarten)
- Before & After School Child Care (Kidstop)
- What Kindergartners Learn
- Getting Ready: Transition to Kindergarten
Early entrance to kindergarten
For the 2018-19 school year, the deadline for applying for early entrance to kindergarten has passed. We have a lengthy process to ensure students are able to be successful if they start kindergarten early, and we are not able to accept any new applicants at this time.
For the 2019-20 school year, information will be shared in Feb. 2019 about how to apply for early entrance to kindergarten. If your child was born Sept. 2-Nov. 1 and you are interested in having them start early, you may be eligible to apply.