Lake Harriet United Methodist Preschool

4901 Chowen Avenue South   Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410  (612) 926-8043

Our Program

The program is carefully planned and supervised to meet the needs of each child in these developmental areas: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional.

Our program includes:

  • Supervised indoor and outdoor free and organized play
  • Creative expression through various art media
  • Story telling and dramatization
  • Music appreciation
  • Science and discovery
  • Special events and field trips
  • Small class sizes
  • Promotion of good habits and daily routine
  • Creation of a loving and caring atmosphere
  • Understanding guidance for behavior situations
  • Academic readiness activities that are age appropriate

Our full Program Plan is on file at the school and may be requested from the Director at any time or may be downloaded here.

Our Family Handbook contains important information about our program and our policies. Copies are available in each classroom or may be downloaded here.


Program Specifics for the 2018 - 2019 School Year


School is conducted four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). No school days generally correspond with the Minneapolis Public Schools.  Home visits with your child's classroom teacher will be scheduled in the first week of September, 2018. 


The shorter morning session is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and the longer day session is from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 


Children from three to five years of age and five year olds up to the time of their entrance into Kindergarten may enroll. A current health form is required of each child.


Home visits are scheduled before school begins in September. Two conferences are offered during the school year, usually in October and in February. Parents/guardians may arrange a conference with their child's teacher or with the Director at any time to keep in contact with their child's development. Written observations will be provided at each conference.


Tuition for the 2018 - 2019 school year is $3460.00 for the shorter day.  Tuition for the longer day is $5540.00.  Tuition may be paid in advance or payments can be paid in ten equal installments.  The first payment of $346.00 or $554.00 is due by June 25, 2018 and is non-refundable.  Future billing statements will be emailed monthly, September through May.  If you elect to pay in installments, payments are due by the 25th of each month; the second payment is due by September 25, 2018.   A non-refundable registration fee is due with each application. Partial scholarships are available.


2018 - 2019 school year applications are available now. Check out the Enrollment Info page or call the Preschool for more information and set up a tour.