Minnesota law states that children must be five years of age by September 1 of any given year in order to enter kindergarten. The Wayzata School District offers an early entrance option for children who have a birthday between September 2 and October 15, and reside within the school district at the time of application. Children who demonstrate superior intellectual ability and social/emotional development well-advanced for their age may be considered for early kindergarten entrance. On average, only one or two children are accepted per year for early entrance in the district.
Applications are accepted from January through May 1 each year and screen testing is done in June for fall enrollment. There is a non-refundable fee for this option payable at the time of application, as the State of Minnesota does not provide funds. For further information, email Demae.DeRocher@wayzata.k12.mn.us or call 763-745-6016.