Choosing Your Child’s School

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions any parent of a new kindergartner will make.

 

Why It Matters

Children learn differently and finding the right place for your child can be challenging when there are so many choices. The right school, which meets your child’s needs, can help them succeed both now and in the future.
 

It’s Your Choice

In Minnesota, you have a choice and can choose any school that best meets your child’s needs, including charter schools, district schools, independent schools and schools outside of your district.
 

School Section Tools

Having choices is great, and there are excellent resources to help parents make the right choice for their child.

  • Minnesota-Wide Selection Tool
    This tool helps any Minnesota parent identify school options in their area. Beyond that, it also provides the most comprehensive available information about each school’s approach and effectiveness.
  • Minnesota-Wide Map
    This is a map-only tool that helps any Minnesota parent identify school options in their area.
  • Minneapolis-Only Selection Tool
    This tool helps Minneapolis parents identify school options in Minneapolis. Beyond that, it also provides the most comprehensive available information about each Minneapolis school’s approach and effectiveness.

 

Tips for Making a Great Choice

Click here for a handy list of tips to help you make a great school choice for your child.