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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

Join us for Virtual Kindergarten Orientation

On February 26 and March 2 we will be hosting Virtual Kindergarten Orientation for Parents/Guardians. Families will join us for one of our online meetings to learn more about Kindergarten at Andersen, meet our teachers, and ask questions. Our Zoom meetings will be taking place the following dates and times:

  • Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, February 26 at 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. 

All incoming kindergarten families should have received a letter, an email and voicemail message with additional information and the link to the Zoom orientation meetings. Please contact us at 651-351-6600 if you did not receive those messages.

For Kids: See and Experience Life in Kindergarten

staff member coloring picture

Meet the support staff at Andersen!

kindergarten classroom

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.


"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