Welcome Future Winhawks!

Students wearing Orange Winhawk shirts pose for the camera

Do you have a child who is eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2022? Then you've come to the right place.

Winona Area Public Schools offers outstanding and comprehensive programs with proven results. Our kindergarten classrooms inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking with an emphasis on learning through play. We are strong believers of individual learning and recognizing every child's unique potential.

We invite you to explore this page to learn more about what our schools offer and how Winona Area Public Schools will benefit your child and your family. Can't find what you're looking for? Ask your question here and a WAPS staff member will get back to you.


Why should you choose WAPS?

Why? For so many reasons
Why? It's a great day to be a Winhawk
Why? Because my children love it
Why? Because the teachers care
Why? Because my family graduated from there
Why? Because of the great classes at the high school
Why? I am a proud WAPS graduate

Want to take a sneak peek into kindergarten?

Have you wondered what it's like to be a kindergartner at Winona Area Public Schools? These quick videos, filmed in the spring of 2021, give you a look inside each of our school buildings, from a morning meeting with Mrs. Scott at Jefferson to playing with LEGOs with Mr. Norman at Goodview and dancing and counting to 100 with Mrs. Woodard at W-K.

Take a tour of our elementary schools

In the spring of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented us from our normal open house events. Join the elementary principals for a quick tour of Goodview, Jefferson and Washington-Kosciusko elementary schools.

Quick links

Elementary Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about kindergarten enrollment?