Kindergarten at Forest Lake Area Schools
Forest Lake Area Schools provides all day, every day kindergarten at all of our elementary schools at no cost to families.
Our elementary schools would like to welcome your child to Kindergarten! Our evening events help parents and children see what kindergarten is all about.
Spanish Immersion Plus
Did you know that we also offer a Spanish Immersion option beginning in kindergarten? Go to the Spanish Immersion page to learn more.
Early Entrance to Kindergarten
Forest Lake Area Schools offers an early option to kindergarten for children who will turn five years old after September 1 and on or before September 30 and exhibits advanced social/emotional, intellectual, academic, and language skills. Parents who desire to have their child considered for early entrance to kindergarten may apply to have their child screened. During a typical year, our district has one or two students who qualify for early entrance.
Applications for early entrance are accepted anytime between January and the end of April.
You must have the following information when registering your child for kindergarten:
- Original birth certificate
- Immunization record
Click here for enrollment forms and information
Kindergarten in Minnesota
Information About Enrolling in Public Kindergarten (from the Minnesota Department of Education)
Help your child build skills for school!
For more information on kindergarten in Forest Lake Area Schools and all of the great opportunities for our youngest students, contact your local elementary school principal.