New Student/Registration Information

Moving To The Area?

Welcome to the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools! We are located approximately 40 miles west of the Twin Cities. This is a caring community, full of recreational opportunities and friendly neighbors. Your child(ren) will have all the opportunities of a large school district within a caring, small-town community.

After you have reviewed our website information, you may want to visit our schools. Please feel free to contact any of the schools to arrange a tour.

School Boundaries

Use GuideK12 to find out what school your child(ren) will attend based on your street address.

How to Register

Pre-K Children
Children between the ages of birth to 5 years, please fill out the BHM Census form found below and submit or call 763.682.8737.

Please provide:

  • Parent/guardian full name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Child's name
  • Child's date of birth

This will ensure that you are notified about early childhood screening and kindergarten registration at the appropriate time.

School-Age Children
Children who are 5 years old by September 1 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten. Each school has a Kindergarten Registration Night in February or March. If you are enrolling after the registration night or have older children and you know the school your child will attend, you can call and make an appointment. The phone numbers are:

Buffalo High School763.682.8100
Phoenix Learning Center763.682.8680
PRIDE Transitions763.682.8890
Buffalo Community Middle School763.682.8200
Discovery Elementary763.682.8400
Hanover Elementary763.682.0824
Montrose Elementary School of Innovation
763.682.8345
Northwinds Elementary763.682.8800
Parkside Elementary763.682.8500
Tatanka Elementary STEM School
763.682.8600

At this appointment, you and your child will receive a tour of the building, the teacher assignment (depending on the registration date) and any other information you will need to make this transition as smooth as possible. You will be asked to complete a registration form and a health emergency form (see forms below). If you are enrolling a kindergarten student, you will also need to submit: child's birth certificate, up-to-date immunization records and pre-school screening documents.

Open Enrollment
Under the Enrollment Options Program, students in Minnesota can enroll in a public school outside the district in which they live. This enrollment option encourages parents to become knowledgeable about the needs and interests of their children. The form for open enrollment can be found below.

If you are interested in open enrolling your student in our district, please contact the Technology and Information Services office at 763.682.8737.