Welcome Future Winhawks!

Kindergarten students wear sunglasses and pose for a picture

Do you have a child who is eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2023? 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.


Important dates for the Class of 2036

  • Feb. 1, 2023: Registration for the 2023-24 scohol year opens
  • Feb. 1-24, 2023: Application window opens for the Ríos Spanish Immersion program
  • March 20, 2023: Elementary Open House night at Goodview, Jefferson and W-K. Families are invited to bring their future kindergartner to tour their new school, meet teachers and support staff and explore a kindergarten classroom. Future Winhawks will also receive a Winhawk goodie bag and officially become part of the WAPS family. The event runs from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31 and Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023: Back to school conferences for elementary and early childhood students
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6: First day of school for all students in Grades K-4

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