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Winter Open House Events

Kindergarten student on the first day of school

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If your child will be starting preschool or kindergarten next fall, we invite you to visit one or more of our elementary schools when they host their winter open house. It's your opportunity to talk with school staff and learn more about the opportunities available at each of our schools. On-site registration will take place during these events for families who are ready to enroll.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 9 - Centennial Elementary, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 - Richfield Dual Language School, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 - Central Education Center, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25 - Sheridan Hills Elementary, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 1 - Richfield STEM Elementary, 5:30-7 p.m.

Centennial Elementary School (PreK-5)

The main entrance to Centennial Elementary School

Centennial is a small neighborhood school serving all Richfield households east of Nicollet Avenue.

Visit the Centennial Elementary website!

School Highlights

  • Drop in at any time, there's plenty to do! There will be activities for everyone in the gym, art room, music room and our makerspace.
  • Snacks will also be provided in the cafeteria, as well as a photo booth and a game with prizes to take home!
  • This is your opportunity for you (and your child!) to come see Centennial and talk with our teachers, staff and families. Centennial Elementary values all cultures and considers its diversity to be a strength.
  • With an 11:1 student to teacher ratio, small class sizes provide in-depth and personalized learning experiences for students, and enable staff to focus on ensuring student success at every level.
  • Download our school flyer (English) (Spanish)

Location: 7315 Bloomington Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423

Open House: January 9, 2024, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Sheridan Hills Elementary School (PreK-5)

Entrance to Sheridan Hills Elementary

Sheridan Hills is a small neighborhood school serving Richfield households west of Nicollet Avenue and continuing west into parts of Edina.

Visit the Sheridan Hills Elementary website!

School Highlights

  • At Sheridan Hills, we focus on the whole child to build confidence, develop creative and critical thinking skills, and achieve great academic growth.
  • We will start with a brief presentation at 5:40 p.m. and then move down to the classrooms where children can experience the kindergarten and PreK rooms, and parents and families can talk with staff and current Sheridan Hills parents.
  • Small class sizes provide in-depth and personalized learning experiences for students, and enable staff to focus on ensuring student success at every level.
  • 12:1 student to teacher ratio.
  • On-site registration will take place during these events for families who are ready to enroll.
  • Download our school flyer (English) (Spanish)

Location: 6400 Sheridan Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423

Open House: January 25, 2024, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Richfield Dual Language School (PreK-5)

Entrance to Richfield Dual Language School

Richfield Dual Language School is a magnet school that teaches in both English and Spanish.

Visit the Richfield Dual Language School website!

School Highlights

  • The Spanish dual-language program allows students to become bilingual and bicultural while mastering Spanish and English. Spanish is spoken 90 percent of the instructional day in PreK, kindergarten and first-grade classrooms.
  • Research-proven methods are used to teach languages at a high level while instructing academic content. 
  • Highly-qualified and fully bilingual staff have diverse cultural and language backgrounds.
  • No previous background in Spanish is required upon a student’s enrollment into PreK or Kindergarten.
  • 13:1 student to teacher ratio.
  • Download our school flyer (English) (Spanish)

Location: 7001 Elliot Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423

Open House: January 18, 2024, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Richfield STEM Elementary (PreK-5)

Entrance to Richfield STEM Elementary

Richfield STEM Elementary is a magnet school focusing on integrating science, technology, engineering and math education.

Visit the Richfield STEM Elementary website!

School Highlights

  • Our focus is educating students through a science, technology, engineering and math lens.
  • This STEM approach partners with the district-adopted curriculum to ensure students are receiving a strong foundation in all content areas while preparing them for future opportunities in STEM. 
  • We are a Google school that utilizes Chromebooks (including a tablet version) for students to express and share their learning. Technology is embedded into the regular classroom along with a specialist class that is provided on a regular basis.
  • 15:1 student to teacher ratio.
  • Download our school flyer (English) (Spanish)

Location: 7020 12th Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423

Open House: February 1, 2024, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Central Education Center (Preschool & PreK Only)

Entrance to the Central Education Center.

The Central Education Center is home to a free prekindergarten program as well as fee-based preschool programs.

Visit the Richfield Community Education early learning web page!

Program Highlights

  • We are committed to preparing your child for success by supporting their intellectual, emotional and social development needs in a positive and nurturing environment.
  • We provide a play-based developmentally appropriate curriculum, and our programs are Four-Star Parent Aware rated. 
  • We offer preschool and prekindergarten programs for children 3 and 4 years old.
    • All 4-year-old prekindergarten programs are free.
    • 3-year-old preschool is fee-based (full scholarships are available for families who qualify). If fees are an issue for your family, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Early Learning Office.
  • Download our school flyer (English) (Spanish)

Location: 7145 Harriet Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423

Open House: January 23, 2024, from 5:30-7 p.m.

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