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Austin Public Schools

401 3rd Ave NW
Austin, MN  55912

District Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:30PM

Pre-K Enrollment

Pre-K registration for the 2024-2025 school year will open online on March 5th, 2024. 

Special Notice:
Completing an online application does not guarantee a spot.  Applications are taken on a first come first serve basis.  You will be notified by Community Learning Center staff by March 22nd, 2024 of placement.

If you have additional questions please call 507.460.1700.

Class Options

All classes are four days a week Monday-Thursday.  Please note there may be slight adjustments to start and end times.

  • Discovery (3-year-old) - 8:00 to 11:00
  • Discovery (3-year-old) - 11:45 to 2:45
  • K-Prep (4-year-old) - 8:00 to 11:00
  • K-Prep (4-year-old) - 11:45 to 2:45


Discovery (3-year-old) classes are $200 per month for the 2024-2025 school year. Please fill out income survey in application to determine eligibility.

K-Prep (4-year-old) classes are free and are funded through Voluntary PreK if full funding continues from the state of MN. Student needs to be 4 as of September 1st, vaccinated, and screened in order to qualify for VPK. Student must reside within APS district.


Transportation may be available for a child to ride the SMART Bus.  If your child would not be able to attend preschool due to transportation issues, please make sure to mark this on your enrollment.

Child Care

The Community Learning Center provides before and after Pre-school Kids Korner (child care) for an additional fee.

Kids Korner

Pre-K Online Enrollment Checklist

Please prepare for online registration by providing the following documents available for upload during the registration process:

  • Student birth certificate (requested, but not required)
  • Current immunization records
  • Legal Custody document (if applicable)
  • Select the "24-25" year option when you begin the application
  • Select "PreK" for grade

Parents/Guardians Who Currently Have an Austin Public School Campus Parent Portal Account and Wish to Register Their Child for Pre-School

To register through the parent portal, please login to your portal account, choose "More" (on the left of the screen). Next, choose "Online Registration". (This process saves time. As an existing parent you are able to review your current data in the application.)

Begin Online Pre-School Registration With APS Campus Parent Portal

No Current Students in Austin Public Schools?

Use the link below to start an application to register your student.

Begin Online Pre-School Registration

Central Enrollment Office
401 3rd Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
Fax: 507-355-2412
Map to District Office

Central Enrollment Secretary
Claudia Gormaz

MARSS Coordinator/Central Enrollment
Corey Jertson

Student Information Systems Coordinator
Isaac Ehley

Office Hours
8:00AM - 3:30PM

Change in Household/Personal Data

Have you recently moved or have phone number/e-mail updates? Please login to your Campus Parent Portal Account and click on "More" to change/update household address or personal information. If you need support on accessing your Campus Parent Portal account, please email us at

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