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RPS Preschool

Skills we build in preschool serve us for a lifetime—positive relationships, language and literacy, numbers and thinking skills, and much more. RPS Preschool prepares young learners ages 3-5 for a future of school and life success. We use a play-based approach facilitated by high quality educators with respected curricula and assessments in a positive learning environment. Rochester Public Schools Preschool is a quality preschool program that respects the unique needs of each child. When children are prepared to succeed at kindergarten entrance, all of society benefits.

RPS Preschool Locations: Hoover Early Learning School 369 Elton Hills Dr NW Rochester, MN 55901

Northrop Education Center 201 8th ST NW Rochester, MN 55901

*Mighty Oaks Early Learning School 3800 50th Ave SE Rochester, MN 55904

Tours can be requested at:

For more information and class descriptions please visit our website at

The RPS Preschool 2024-25 school year runs September 3rd 2024 through June 4th 2025 and will follow the RPS K-12 school calendar for breaks and holidays. Preschool locations and class times are subject to change.

*The Rochester Public School Board is currently deliberating an Attendance Options Redesign which would move Mighty Oaks Early Learning School to another school district location. The expected school board decision will me made in spring of 2024.

If you need assistance with registering, or would like a paper copy of our registration or Financial Assistance application, please visit the RPS Preschool/ECFS office at 201 8th Street NW, or call 507-328-4020.

Our financial assistance application is available on request from the RPS Preschool/ECFS Office at Northrop Community Center, 507-328-4020 or you can apply online at  Please enroll below in a preschool program BEFORE  applying for FA.

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Contact Info
201 8th St Nw
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-4015

RPS PreK 2024-25