Pre-Kindergarten (4-Year-Old) Programs

We are proud to offer free pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) at many Saint Paul Public Schools. Pre-K is a proved program to help four-year olds prepare for success in school. In the 2013-14 school year, 83 percent of our Pre-K students knew the alphabet by kindergarten - one of the greatest predictors for determining future reading success.

 Most classes are between 2.5 and some sites have a full-day program; all classes meet five days a week. Children who are four years old by September 1, 2015 and live in Saint Paul are eligible to attend a Pre-K program in fall 2015.

To enroll a student in a Pre-Kindergarten program, an application must be completed and received by February 20, 2015. Please be sure to complete the entire application. 
For the best chance of acceptance to a Pre-K program, complete the an application by February 20, 2015. If you have questions about a school's Pre-K program, please call the school. If you have general questions about the program, transportation availability, or the application process, call the Student Placement Center at 651-632-3760 or go to  Otherwise, programmatic information can also be found here Pre-Kindergarten Programs.


Click on this link to see a list of Pre-Kindergarten Programs and Locations.

Admission Criteria - children are accepted into the Pre-K program based on a set of priorities, including whether they are English Learners; are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals; or receive Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services.

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