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Welcome to Pre-K!
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About Pre-K

The Pre-Kindergarten program provides preschool education for children the year before kindergarten to prepare them for school success.  Classes focus on teaching children to :

  • See themselves as self directed learners
  • Develop reading, writing and math skills
  • Work well with other children and adults
  • Develop a love and appreciation for learning!

Class Size

Up to 20 children are enrolled in each class with a licensed teacher and a full time teacher's assistant. 

Class Time

Children are enrolled full days, five days a week.

Full Day class time:  9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


the Pre-Kindergarten Program is open to children who are:

  • Four years old by September 1st and
  • Living in Saint Paul.

Enrollment priority is given to children who are:

  • From families with low incomes (eligible for free or reduced-priced meals at school), or
  • English Language Learners, or
  • Enrolled in Early Childhood Special Education

To apply call the Saint Paul Student Placement Center (651)632-3760 for an application and information about the enrollment process.

Meet the teachers

Our PreK Teachers are Mrs. Matzke and Ms. Amirahmadi


From Mrs. Matzke:

Hello! My name is Mrs. Matzke.

I have been teaching in the St. Paul district since 2007.  Along with teaching pre-k at Groveland I have also taught pre-k at Randolph Heights and 6th grade at Como Park.  I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary education and early childhood education at Winona State University in 2006, and completed my master's degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders in 2015.

I love the energy and enthusiasm that 4 and 5 year olds bring into the classroom and believe that students learn best when provided fun, unique, and hands on experiences.  My goal is to make your child's first school experience a great one! 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.



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