Preschool Classes & Supplementary Programming

2019-20 Registration Deadlines & Applications

Joyce Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year! Application deadline is March 1. 

Various options are available depending on site preference. See below for details. Our school year runs from September to May, and scholarships are available. Please note, families requesting a scholarship must also provide the requested income verification before their application will be processed.

Check out our Family Fridays program

(9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fridays) child attends with a parent or caregiver. This program is open to all sites and community members. – $50/month Enroll Here.

Our Classrooms

Park Avenue

Our Park Avenue Site offers classes in the morning (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and the afternoon (1:30 – 4:30 p.m.) with 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. All tuition amounts are monthly.

3-4 year-old AM  M+W or T+R – $250, MTWR – $475

3-4 year-old PM  M+W or T+R – $225, MTWR – $450

4-5 year-old AM  M+W or T+R – $250, MTWR – $475

4-5 year-old AM M+W or T+R – $225, MTWR – $450

Supplementary Park Avenue Programming 

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 $70, 4 days $130

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.)  The bus company will confirm or deny placements in August. 2 days $60, 4 days $95


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. All tuition amounts are monthly.

3-5 year-old  M+W or T+R – $225, MTWR – $450


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, located within Hiawatha Leadership Academy–Northrop, a free, public charter school. The Joyce-Hiawatha classroom offers mixed-age programming for children ages 3, 4, and 5 years-old. Preschool programming for Joyce at Hiawatha is 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with options for full day, before school (6:45 – 9:00 a.m), and after-school care (12:00 – 4:00 p.m.) All tuition amounts are monthly.

Half-Day Options

3-5 year-old AM   T+R – $250, MWF – $350, M-F – $560

3-5 year-old PM   T+R – $225, MWF – $335, M-F – $560

Full-Day Options

3-5 year-old  T+R – $575, MWF – $865, M-F – $1,435

Supplementary programming

Before-School Program (7 – 9 a.m.). T+R – $125, MWF – $190, M-F – $315

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.

Our passion is not only to prepare children to thrive in a multi-lingual world, but to teach them the skills and confidence to make it better.

Laura Tompkins • Executive Director


Educating Children. Changing Lives.








We know the value of a high-quality early childhood education because we see it impact the lives of children and families every day.