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Preschool Classes

2018-19 Registration Deadlines & Applications

Joyce Preschool is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.

Returning families (priority deadline): February 15, 2018

New families (lottery deadline): March 1, 2018

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

Our 2018-19 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.

2018-19 Joyce Preschool Registration Application >>

2018-19 Joyce Preschool Scholarship Application >>

Verification proof – Bilingual – 2018>>

Click here to read more about our new family education and enrichment program, Family Fridays!

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.

Our classrooms

In 2018-19, monthly tuition is $225 for 2-day students, $340 for 3-day students**, $450 4-day, and $560 for 5-day students**. Scholarships are available.

** Only available at Hiawatha.

Our school year 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.

Supplementary programming at Park Avenue Site (All tuition amounts are monthly)

Before – School Program (8 – 9 a.m.) -morning classes only. 2 days $65, 4 days $125

After- School Program (4:30 – 5:30 p.m.) afternoon classes only. 2 days $65, 4 days $125

Lunch Bunch (12 – 1:30 p.m.) morning and afternoon classes. 2 days $90, 4 days $180

Bus service Request (12 – 1:30 p.m.) -bus stop must be within 1 mile of Joyce preschool’s Park Avenue Site.  The bus company will confirm or deny placements in August. 2 days $50, 4 days $90

Family Fridays (9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fridays) – child attends with a parent or caregiver. $50


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.

Supplementary programming (All tuition amounts are monthly)

Family Fridays* (9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fridays) – child attends with a parent or caregiver. $50   *Family Fridays is open to all families/all sites. The program is held at the Park Ave site. 

NEW! Our Hiawatha Academies site offers class from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with opportunities for before and after school care:  Our Hiawatha Academies site is our newest site, opening in the fall of 2018. The Joyce-Hiawatha classroom is located within Hiawatha Leadership Academy–Northrop, a free, public charter school. Like Joyce at Windom, the Joyce-Hiawatha classroom offers mixed-age programming for children ages 3, 4, and 5 years-old. The schedule for Joyce at Hiawatha is 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our Hiawatha classroom offers before school care from 6:45 – 9:00 a.m., and after-school care from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Children in after-school care will eat lunch and have a nap. 1611 East 46th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

Supplementary programming (All tuition amounts are monthly)

Before-School Program (6:45 – 9 a.m.). 2 days $125, 3 days $190, 4 days $250, 5 days $315

After-School Program (12 – 4  p.m.). 2 days $225, 3 days $335, 4 days $450, 5 days $560

Family Fridays* (9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fridays) – child attends with a parent or caregiver. $50  *Family Fridays is open to all families/all sites. The program is held at the Park Ave site. 


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.

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 19, 2018

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