Step 3: Decide which Kindergarten Option is right for your family

Hopkins 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 in 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.

Free All-Day Kindergarten 

We are excited to offer all of our Hopkins children an all-day kindergarten program. For our youngest learners, our all-day program provides a strong foundation in literacy, math, science, STEM concepts, social studies, Spanish, music, art, and physical education. The expertise and experience of our kindergarten teachers will prepare students for a successful experience in first grade and beyond.

We recognize that kindergarten students come to us with a wide range of interests, knowledge, skills, maturity, and developmental levels. Our all-day program recognizes the needs of individual learners, and will provide developmentally appropriate instruction, and social and emotional activities tailored to promote the growth and development of each child.

Hours: 6.5 hours per day, including lunch and recess.
Cost: Free
Register: At the Welcome Center at Eisenhower Community Center, 952-988-4110, or at your elementary school.

XinXing Academy

XinXing Academy is Hopkins Public Schools’ Chinese immersion magnet program located at Eisenhower Elementary School. XinXing means New Star in Mandarin Chinese. XinXing is available to families that live in the Hopkins Public School District, and for parents who wish to open-enroll their children into Hopkins schools. Transportation for XinXing Academy is available for all students within the Hopkins School District boundaries.

Hours: 6.5 hours per day, including lunch and recess. 
Cost: Free
Register: At the Welcome Center at Eisenhower Community Center, 952-988-4110, or at Eisenhower Elementary School.


XinXing Academy Information

XinXing Academy is Hopkins Public Schools' Chinese immersion program,

About Hopkins Kindergarten Curriculum

All of our kindergarten programs offer a balance of developmentally appropriate activities,