Your child is unique. Your family's needs are unique.

From their first day of school, Hopkins Public Schools' youngest students are immersed in a learning environment that is responsive, academically rigorous, and emotionally supportive. Our District has two kindergarten options: All-day kindergarten and XinXing Academy Chinese immersion. Our kindergarten options focus on the development of the child as a whole person. We strive to provide early and appropriate opportunities with an integrated curriculum. Our content focuses on the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth of the individual child, with equal consideration for each of those needs. Kindergarten is an important transition year for children.

Alongside our high-quality educators, the Hopkins kindergarten program is infused with important foundational concepts as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Spanish, and art instruction. Watch the kindergarten video below to learn more.


The year-before-kindergarten is an exciting time for families, filled with questions, decisions, and to-do's that must be navigated. To help you plan and get your child ready for kindergarten, we have six easy steps below to guide you.


If you have further questions about Hopkins Public Schools' curriculum, please email or call Karen Terhaar, Director of Teaching and Learning at 952-988-4036. If you have questions about enrollment options, including open enrollment, please email or call the District Enrollment Center at 952-988-4110.