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2017-18 Registration Deadlines & Applications

Joyce Preschool is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.

Returning families (priority deadline): February 15, 2017

New families (lottery deadline): March 1, 2017

Applications turned in after March 1 are processed in the order they are received.

Our 2017-18 registration form and scholarship request form were released on January 23. Joyce begins accepting applications for enrollment and for scholarships each year near the end of January.

Please note, families requesting a scholarship must also provide the requested income verification before their application will be processed.

2017-18 Joyce Preschool Registration Application >>

2017-18 Joyce Preschool Scholarship Application >>

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Please return a completed registration application, the $65 application fee, and income verification materials (if requesting a scholarship) to: Joyce Preschool, 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55407.

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2017-18 Required Forms for Enrolled Families

After a family has received information about enrollment from Joyce Preschool, we will mail the family required and optional forms. These are not required as part of the initial registration application.

There are 8 required forms that are required by law to be completed and returned to Joyce before your child may attend classes. We will make them available online in April 2017.


2017-18 Optional Forms for Enrolled Families

There is 1 optional form that only needs to be returned to Joyce if you would like to register for the service detailed on the form (Authorization for Direct Payment). It will be available online in April 2017.

Our classrooms

Joyce offers half-day preschool classes Monday through Thursday each week. Students can enroll for all 4 days, or 2 days (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). Each classroom has a mix of 2-day and 4-day students: our curriculum is carefully balanced to provide rich, diverse learning activities to children no matter how many days they attend.

In 2017-18, monthly tuition is $220 for 2-day students and $440 for 4-day students. Scholarships are available.

Our school year typically runs from September to May.

Our Park Avenue Site offers classes in the morning (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and the afternoon (1:30 – 4:30 p.m.). There are also extended-day care options available. Joyce contracts with a bus service to serve a radius of approximately 2 miles from its Park Avenue site, but cannot guarantee bus service to any family because of the high rate of request.
Our Windom site offers class from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Joyce Preschool runs a satellite classroom at Windom Dual Immersion Elementary. Families with children age 4 can contact Windom Dual Immersion Elementary School for more information on the Elementary School’s extended-day programming.

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Enrollment process

Joyce begins the preschool enrollment process in February.

— Priority registration is offered to current and returning families with a deadline in early February. The registration deadline for new families is 2 weeks later. Our placement lottery happens in March, and families are notified in April.
— Families who apply after March 1 will be placed on a wait list, and enrolled as space becomes available.
— Because of our intentional classroom balance, students who do not indicate secondary preferences may be placed on a waitlist while there are still spaces available in other classes. To avoid being waitlisted while there are still available spaces in other classes, please make sure to mark alternate options on your registration form.

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Please return the registration form to: Joyce Preschool: Park Site, 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407.


Joyce Preschool Refund Policy >>
updated January 28, 2016

Joyce Preschool Enrollment Policy >>
updated January 23, 2017

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