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2022 Kindergarten Enrollment

We are excited to welcome your kindergartner next fall!

Please keep an eye out in January for communication from our district principals and for kindergarten enrollment packets that will be mailed to your home.

If you know you would like to enroll in the district now, please find info to do so at the links below:

  • Online enrollment - Enroll on the appropriate online enrollment link below:
    • Current families (those who already have student/s enrolled in the district), click here.
    • Brand new families (those who do not already have students enrolled in the district), click here.
    • Find instructions and a live link into the enrollment process here.
    • For assistance, email 
  • Paper Kindergarten enrollment packet - Find the enrollment packet here as a PDF. Print off the forms, complete them, and return them to the Centralized Enrollment Office (District Center, 4855 Bloom Avenue, White Bear Lake) or any district elementary school. 
    • Non-Resident Kindergarten Enrollment - White Bear Lake Area Schools accepts open enrollment, with district placement based upon availability. If you would prefer to complete a paper enrollment, you can fill out this enrollment packet.

For additional information or assistance, please call the district's Centralized Enrollment Office at 651-407-7674.


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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.

One thing families will learn when they check out our district is that the district facilitated an Attendance Boundaries process this year. Find information about the boundary changes, which were approved at the Feb. 14, 2022 School Board meeting and will be implemented in two phases, here.

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.


K-5 Programming

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 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)