Focusing on the academic, social and personal development of all students.

2024 Kindergarten Enrollment

We are excited to welcome your kindergartner next fall! Kindergarten enrollment packets were mailed to the home of our incoming kindergarten families in December and enrollments are officially being accepted now! 

If you have an incoming kindergartner, or you know of other incoming kindergartners in the area who want to be sure they're on the district's mailing list, please call us at 651-407-7674 or email and we’ll get them added!


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Welcome to White Bear

We are excited to welcome families and let them check out our buildings and programs in person. If you are interested in touring any of our district elementaries, contact the school and we will personalize a tour at a time that works best for you. School contact information can be found here. Those families who have not already done so may register their child(ren) for kindergarten at the school tours.

Kindergarten Gathering

Students will have a chance to meet the kindergarten teachers and tour their schools at in-person events planned at the district’s elementary buildings later this spring.

kindergarten student coloring

Attendance Boundaries 
White Bear Lake Area Schools consists of nine neighborhood schools that are assigned attendance boundaries throughout the district, as marked in the map below. Bus transportation is provided to households within the attendance boundaries. Those who choose a school outside of their attendance area or who live within walk boundaries must provide their own transportation. Detailed attendance boundary maps and an “Attendance Area Lookup Tool” can be found here.

K-5 Programming

The White Bear Lake Area Schools offer a choice of K-5 programs: 

  • The Full-Day, Every-Day Kindergarten option is offered at all elementary schools in the District.
  • Matoska International is 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 the Matoska International website.

Elementary Curriculum

The elementary schools in the White Bear Lake Area School District serve students in kindergarten through 5th grades. Children are eligible to be enrolled in White Bear Lake Area Schools if their legal address is within the boundaries of the school district. To enroll a child in kindergarten, he/she must be five years of age on or before September 1.

For more information about elementary schools and their curricula, call the Office of Teaching and Learning at (651) 407-7568.

Overview of Elementary Curriculum

Special Programs

Academic Standards

Standards approved by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Legislature. (All are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader)