Robbinsdale Area Schools

All About Kindergarten

A world of possibilities begins in Kindergarten 

Robbinsdale Area Schools offers exceptional opportunities for your child. Students are provided with choices and hands-on learning activities in language arts, literacy, math, science, art, music, health and well-being, social-emotional skills and physical development.

We encourage you to explore our 11 elementary schools.

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Graphic - you're invited! All about kindergarten logo. Join us virtually Tuesday Nov. 17, Thursday, Nov. 19

Virtual Open House Event Nov. 17 and 19

You're invited! Robbinsdale Area Schools will host a virtual “All About Kindergarten” information event the week of November 16th.  Virtual Open Houses will be time for families to meet administrators and kindergarten teachers.

Families with children entering kindergarten next school year are invited to attend. Residents and non-residents of the district are welcome!

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Magnet Schools Virtual Open Houses

  • School of Engineering and Arts (SEA) | 5 - 5:30 p.m. Join here
  • Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion (RSI) | 5:30 - 6 p.m. Join here
  • FAIR Pilgrim Lane | 6 - 6:30 p.m.  Rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19

Expanding students' love of learning

Thursday, Nov. 19
Neighborhood Schools Virtual Open Houses

  • Forest Elementary | 5 - 5:30 p.m. Join here
  • Noble Elementary | 5 - 5:30 p.m. Join here
  • Lakeview Elementary | 5:30 - 6 p.m. Join here
  • Northport Elementary | 5:30 - 6 p.m. Join here
  • Meadow Lake Elementary | 6 - 6:30 p.m. Join here
  • Sonnesyn Elementary | 6 - 6:30 p.m. Join here
  • Neill Elementary | 6:30 - 7 p.m. Join here
  • Zachary Lane Elementary | 6:30 - 7 p.m. Join here
  • FAIR Pilgrim Lane | 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join here *rescheduled from Nov. 17

Kindergarten Family Guide

Our kindergarten brochure provides information regarding registration, open enrollment, important timelines, academic standards, school age care options and more.

Every family is assigned to an “attendance area” schools, based on their home address. Families can find their attendance area school by using the School Finder Tool below.

kindergarten Family Guide 2021-2022

all about kindergarten Presentation

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Elementary Neighborhood Schools

Neighborhood or attendance area schools provide a comprehensive education service children and families who live in the neighborhood. These schools foster a sense of pride in the community and support community partnerships.

Elementary Magnet Schools

Magnet schools provide a comprehensive education with a school-wide focus on a special area of study. Magnet schools draw families from across the district with busing provided.

Families must apply through a lottery system in order to attend a magnet school. Magnet school applications will be available December 1, 2020 and are due February 25, 2021. More information can be found on our Enrollment page.

About Robbinsdale Area Schools

Robbinsdale Area Schools serves approximately 12,000 K-12 students in seven communities in the northwest Twin Cities area, including Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Plymouth and Robbinsdale. Our District has 11 elementary schools - three of these schools being magnet schools.  Elementary schools follow the same Minnesota Department of Education standards for kindergarten, and are in step with the district’s K-3 curriculum alignment.