Welcome to kindergarten at Hopkins Public Schools! We encourage young learners to pursue their interests, find their purpose, and discover their talents.

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Welcome 2024-25 Kindergarten Families!

In Hopkins, we believe in creating a better world by inspiring all students to reach their full potential. When students feel heard, seen and valued, they can do their very best work. 

We are excited to partner with you and your upcoming kindergartner. We invite you to a series of year-before-kindergarten events designed to help your family get to know your school community and learn more about Hopkins Public Schools, our amazing schools, and our kindergarten program — which is centered around your child's academic, social, and emotional success.

Hopkins Kindergarten Option Highlights

  • All-day kindergarten with Spanish curriculum at 6 elementary schools in Golden Valley, Hopkins, and Minnetonka
  • Chinese immersion kindergarten located at Eisenhower Elementary
  • Spanish immersion kindergarten located at Alice Smith Elementary and Eisenhower Elementary
  • Outdoor immersion kindergarten at Gatewood Elementary
  • Online project-based learning and Blended learning at VirtualEDU

Upcoming Events

Year-Before-Kindergarten Event Series

We look forward to meeting with you at series of information events designed to help you learn more about our kindergarten program and learning options. Anyone wanting to learn more about Hopkins kindergarten is welcome to attend these events.

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What Your Kindergartener Will Experience at Hopkins