Preschool Classes & Supplementary Programming

2018-19 Registration Deadlines & Applications

Joyce Preschool is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year on a limited basis.

2019-2020 enrollment forms will be released at the end of January 2019 with a March 1 deadline. 

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

Registration Form
Scholarship Application
Scholarship Application
Refund Policy
Enrollment Policy

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.

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.). 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 in 2018! 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 before school (6:45 – 9:00 a.m) and after-school care (12:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

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 (12:00 – 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.

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


Educar a los niños. Cambiando vidas.








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