Find 2019-20 Kindergarten Enrollment information here.
Welcome to White Bear!
Throughout the month of January, White Bear Lake Area Schools will be hosting a variety of informational events and open houses to help you learn more about our district and register for the 2019-20 school year. A complete listing of 2019 activities is available here.
The White Bear Lake Area School District has a Centralized Enrollment Center at the District Center Office in White Bear Lake. The Centralized Enrollment Center allows parents to enroll their students in one centralized location. For information, or to register your child in the White Bear Lake Area School District, please call 651-407-7674.
White Bear Lake Area Schools accepts open enrollment, with district placement based upon availability.
Centralized Enrollment Center 4855 Bloom Avenue White Bear Lake, MN 55110 Tel: 651-407-7674 Fax: 651-407-7502
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
For our Neighborhood Schools, students live within designated attendance boundaries that cover all areas in the White Bear Lake Area School District. You may confirm your neighborhood school assignment at the District map, or by contacting the District Enrollment Center at 651-407-7674. You may choose a school outside your neighborhood attendance area, but normally you would need to provide transportation for your student. In addition, all White Bear Lake Area Schools are open to students from outside the school district under the provisions of the State of Minnesota open enrollment laws. We welcome any families interested in our schools to contact us for more information.
The White Bear Lake Area Schools offer a choice of K-5 programs:
The Full-Day, Every-Day Kindergarten option is a free kindergarten program offered at all elementary schools in the District.
Matoska International IB World School is a program offered to all students in the White Bear Lake Area School District. The program is an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school. The District provides transportation from any point in the school district for students enrolled at this school. Learn more at their website.
Elementary World Language is offered K-5 at all White Bear Lake Area Schools. Vadnais Heights and Lincoln Elementary Schools offer K-5 students Chinese, and Spanish is taught K-5 to students at the remaining district elementary sites. Hear what parents and students have to say about the program in this video.
Elementary Art lessons are offered to all district elementary students. In addition to their classroom-based art lessons, students receive watercolor, drawing, and fabric-based lessons from professional artists through a partnership with White Bear Center for the Arts. See an informational video about the art lessons here.
Elementary Orchestra began being offered to all of the district's fifth grade students in 2015-16,with planned expansion through the middle and high school levels in the coming years. See an informational video about the program here.
District Entrance Requirements
Students must have the following to enroll:
Birthdate Verification - Children who are five years of age on or before September 1st of the school year are eligible to attend kindergarten. Parents are required to provide birthdate verification. A birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or hospital certificate may be used as verification as well as adoption papers and passports. For children who were born in Minnesota, a birth certificate may be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Office of the State Registrar, P.O. Box 9441, Minneapolis, MN 55440-9914. Phone: (612) 676-5120.
Early Childhood Screening - Minnesota Statute, Section 123.701, requires children to participate in Early Childhood Screening before entering kindergarten. The White Bear Lake Area School District provides this service. Your pre-school child needs to be screened only once. If your child has not participated in early childhood screening or you have not received a letter in the mail, please contact 651-653-3100 to schedule an appointment. Find additional information, and a link to screening scheduling, here.
Minnesota School Immunization Law - Minnesota Statutes Section 121A.15 and Minnesota Rules Chapter 4604 requires that each student enrolled in and remaining in an early childhood program, elementary school or secondary school, must submit a record stating that they have received immunizations consistent with medically accepted standards. Immunization records from parents or health care provider stating the month, day, and year of each dose are acceptable. If the student meets one of the legal exemptions: contraindication for medical reasons or contraindication for conscientiously held beliefs, the health care provider or notary needs to sign an appropriate exemption.