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White Bear Lake Area Schools
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-407-7500

Welcome to Kindergarten

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. 

Check in at the school offices at the times listed below to join tours and learn about the elementary and District program offerings. You may register your child for kindergarten at the tour events if you have not already done so.
  • 10 a.m. tours at all of the elementary schools:
    • Monday, Jan. 7 & Wednesday, Jan. 9
  • 6 p.m. tours and kindergarten info sessions on the following days/locations:
    • Monday, Jan. 7 at Matoska International
    • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Lakeaires and Lincoln
    • Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Vadnais Heights
    • Thursday, Jan. 10 at Birch Lake, Hugo, Matoska International, Otter Lake and Willow Lane 
A complete listing of 2019 enrollment activities is available here.

Please contact any of our schools directly to set up an individual tour or ask any questions!

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. Matoska International IB World School is an elementary program offered to all students in the district, with district transportation provided from any point in the school district. 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.

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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 Programming
  • 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.

2019-20 Enrollment Process

The district has implemented an online enrollment process for incoming 2019-20 Kindergarten families. Please select from the links below to begin the enrollment process:

  • Families who do already have student/s enrolled in the district, click here.
  • Families who do not already have students enrolled in the district, click here.
  • Find instructions and a live link into the enrollment process here.
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In-person enrollment is also available at our Centralized Enrollment Center or at any District elementary school. For additional details or for printed enrollment materials, please call 651-407-7674. The paper enrollment form can also be printed off hereWhite 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
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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