Elementary (K-5) Enrollment
Welcome to the wonder years, grades K to 5 where students learn so much about themselves and their world. All our elementary schools have compassionate and encouraging teachers along with engaging curriculum. The students are our number one priority at your neighborhood elementary school or school of choice.
Do you have a student that will be 5 years old by September 1? They are eligible to enroll in kindergarten! Let us help find the school for your child.
Our neighborhood schools have a Kindergarten Registration Night in February/March.
Discovery Elementary: Application forms due Monday, February 7 for February 8, 2022 Lottery
Hanover Elementary: March 7 @ 6 pm
Montrose Elementary: February 15 @ 6:30 pm
Northwinds Elementary: February 24 @ 6 pm
Parkside Elementary: February 22 @ 6:30 pm
Tatanka Elementary: February 28 @ 6:30 pm
Missed the date? Please call the school, phone numbers listed below, to enroll after the registration night.
Early Childhood Screening
In order to enroll in kindergarten in a Minnesota public school, you will need to have your child screened. Early Childhood screening will check your child's overall development in a one-hour appointment. It's recommended children be screened before their 4th birthday. Find an available appointment today!
To register for kindergarten, you will need:
We have excellent elementary schools in Buffalo, Hanover and Montrose. Using the GuideK12 link or graphic below, find your neighborhood school based on your address.
New students in the district need to complete the following forms
BHM Health Emergency - Spanish
Multi-age instruction at Discovery emphasizes personalized learning, and looping allows students to form long-term, positive relationships with teachers. Discovery Elementary serves 250 students in a welcoming, small-school environment.
Discovery Elementary School's (DES) Kindergarten Registration Lottery is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
If your child is registered in the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District, you will receive a mailing of information regarding the DES Kindergarten Lottery. Information and application forms will be mailed out at the end of December. Applications for DES kindergarten are due back to the DES office by Monday, January 30, 2023. If you need more information, please call the DES Office 763.682.8400.
If you wish to apply for a child who will be entering 1st-5th Grade for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete the application below. Upon completion, please send the application via email to Discovery-Lottery@bhmschools.org or mail to: Discovery Elementary School 301 2nd Ave NE. Buffalo, MN 55313
Any 1st-5th Grade Enrollment Application will be entered into a wait pool. If your child is drawn from the wait pool you will be contacted via phone.
If you do not live within the Montrose Elementary School of Innovation (MESI) boundary, any local BHM family may apply to Montrose Elementary School of Innovation.
As part of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD), students are provided with FREE transportation. NWSISD is a collaborative of seven area school districts in the northwest metro providing schools and communities with a variety of programs and services to promote racial equity and cultural awareness. The seven member school districts are Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, ISD 728 (Elk River area), Fridley, Osseo, and Rockford.
Application process begins in October 15 - December 31, 2021 with the lottery held the first week in January. A second application time starts January 10, 2022 and ends March 11 with the lottery held March 14-15, 2022.
To attend Montrose Elementary School of Innovation, the following forms need to be completed:
If you do not live within the Tatanka Elementary STEM School (TESS) boundary, any local BHM family may apply to Tatanka Elementary STEM School.
NWSISD is a collaborative of seven area school districts in the northwest metro providing schools and communities with a variety of programs and services to promote racial equity and cultural awareness. The seven-member school districts include Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, ISD 728 (Elk River area), Fridley, Osseo, and Rockford.
As part of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD), students within the seven area school districts are provided with FREE transportation.
January 10, 2022 - Magnet Lottery Application opens
February 11, 2022 - Deadline for families to accept assignments/enroll at magnet schools
March 11, 2022 - Magnet Lottery Application closes
March 14-15, 2022 - Tier 2 Magnet School Lotteries are performed
March 17, 2022 - Magnet Lottery Application opens
Week of March 21, 2022 - Assignment and non-assignment letters mailed to all families who submitted applications
April 15, 2022 - Deadline for families to accept assignments/enroll at magnet schools
April 18, 2022 - Magnet Lottery Application is closed for season
Week of April 25, 2022 - Randomized wait lists are provided to each magnet school/districts
To attend Tatanka Elementary STEM School, the following forms need to be completed:
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.
Families outside the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District may apply to Tatanka Elementary STEM School or Montrose Elementary School of Innovation. As part of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD), students in member districts can attend any magnet school for FREE with transportation provided. Member districts include Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Elk River, Fridley, Osseo and Rockford. To attend Tatanka Elementary STEM School or Montrose Elementary School of Innovation, the following form also needs to be completed:
If you are interested in open enrolling your student in our district, please submit the BHM Open Enrollment form to Technology and Information Services. Contact Jamie Reineccius at 763.682.8737 or by email. Completed BHM Open Enrollment forms may be faxed to 763.682.8743.
Other forms needed to open enroll to BHM include:
Elementary School Registration Contacts and Phone Numbers
Candice Pfeffer Rozeske @ 763.682.8400
Melissa Steward @ 763.682.0800
Melissa Wycoff @ 763.682.8345
Kimberly Hills @ 763.682.8800
Susan Bartz @ 763.682.8500
Andrea Wiegert @ 763.682.8600