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Child holds up Pony puppet during kindergarten orientation

Welcome Class of 2035

We are excited to welcome your child and your entire family to our school community next fall!

  • Are you a first-time kindergarten parent?
    Check out this video for helpful advice for teachers and parents to help prepare you and your child for kindergarten!


  • Take a School Tour.
    Even if you are already familiar with our school, we encourage you to visit. The 20 minute tours are designed for adults only and will be held in person and online.

Please call our main office at 651-351-6600 to sign up for a tour.


  • Join us for Kindergarten Orientation from 4:15-5 p.m. on Monday, February 28. 
    A letter will be coming to you in early February with more details about this special event designed to answer all of your questions about the year ahead and give your child a sneak peek into life as a kindergartener.


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"I love being a teacher at Andersen as it has allowed me to build genuine relationships with families and students. Making learning a precious and memorable experience for my kindergartners is something that I am thankful for every day."

– Kathy Ritzer, teacher

A place where children love to learn

Kindergarten is an important year. What kids learn in kindergarten helps to build the foundation for lifelong learning. We teach kids how to read and write, how to get along with others, and how to solve problems. But more importantly, we teach kids how to love learning!

Your child will make new friends and have lots of time to play and explore the world around them. We welcome each child at their current level of ability and provide developmentally-appropriate learning activities.

Our principal and kindergarten teachers introduce themselves and warmly welcome you to our school community.

"The kindergarten classroom is a place of curiosity, wonder and pure joy! I feel so fortunate to work with our 'kinders' as they discover what learning in school is all about."

– Deb Holland, kindergarten teacher

For Kids: See and Experience Life in Kindergarten

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Meet the support staff at Andersen!

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Get a sneak peek tour of our kindergarten classrooms.

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Listen as Mrs. Smith reads Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.

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Get your groove on at our kindergarten dance party!

For Parents: Learn What To Expect From Kindergarten

Wondering what your child will be learning in kindergarten? Curious how they'll be graded or assessed? Or maybe you just want to see how kindergarten has changed since you were a kid ! Our Elementary Roadmap is designed to help you find the answers to all of your school-related questions in kindergarten and beyond.