welcome to fridey preschool!

Welcome to Fridley Public Schools, an International Baccalaureate World Schools district! It’s time to register for preschool and begin your child’s educational journey. This page contains information you will need to get started. We look forward to welcoming you into our school community and providing your child with an outstanding educational experience.
Why Choose our Preschool
  • High quality Preschool Program at low cost (3-year-olds) or no cost (4-year-olds) to families
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme
  • Each classroom is led by a Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) licensed Early Childhood Educator
  • Each preschool student begins his or her journey to college or career readiness with the following: Social Emotional Learning, Mathematics and Literacy
  • Morning and afternoon sessions available
  • On-site childcare (Tiger Club) available at discounted rates (4 year old program only)
  • Fridley is proud to offer a 4 Star Parent Aware-rated Preschool Program to help prepare your child for school success
  • Each section is capped at 20 students with a teacher and aide in each classroom
  • To learn more about our Preschool Program, please contact Karin Beckstrand at 763-502-5117




Registration begins January 11, 2021. All families are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to those who apply by March 26, 2021. More information is provided in the 2021-22 Preschool Registration brochure.

All classes will be held from September 8, 2021 to June 9, 2022 at: 
6085 Seventh Street NE, Fridley, MN 55432 

Virtual Preschool Registration Event - february 18, 2021

Fridley Preschool is hosting a Virtual Preschool Registration Event on February 18, 2021 via Google Meet. Time slots include: 9:30 AM, 12 PM, and 5:30 PM. All are welcome to attend the virtual event, but pre-registration is recommended. Click the link below to pre-register!

Have you scheduled your child for an Early Childhood Screening?

Early Childhood Screening is an early look at how your child is growing and developing. Between the ages of 3 to 4 years, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns so children can get help before they start school.

Minnesota law requires every child to participate in an Early Childhood Screening prior to entry into public school. The screening includes a height, weight, vision and hearing check, as well as a developmental screening.

Appointments are required! To schedule an appointment, call 763-502-5157 or visit: For more information about screening, please call Mora Slifka at 763-502-5157.



Dr. Jason Bodey
Principal of Alternative Services, Preschool


Karin Beckstrand
PYP Coordinator


Fridley Community Center
Main Office: 

Fridley Preschool is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) 

IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. Click here to learn more about PYP at Fridley Public Schools

teacher contacts

Emily Loe
3-Year-Old and Early Childhood Teacher


Elizabeth Schweitzer
4-Year-Old Early Childhood Teacher


Ashton Brask
4-Year-Old Early Childhood Teacher

Colin Howell
4-Year-Old Early Childhood Teacher

Jaime Finch
4-Year-Old Early Childhood Teacher