RPS currently offers Preschool at three locations: Hoover Early Learning School, Mighty Oaks Early Learning School, and Northrop Community Education Center.
Hoover Early Learning School is filled with the wonder, joy, and budding curiosity of more than 200 three-to-five-year-olds. The District's newest preschool opened in Fall 2018 on the campus of Hoover Elementary School. We are located in NW Rochester but serve students throughout the District.
Because we share a campus with Hoover Elementary School, our preschool students often have opportunities to connect and learn from their older peers. Some of our students’ favorite experiences include being the live audience to a 5th grade concert in the music classroom. While we share some spaces with our elementary friends, Hoover Early Learning School students are taught in a wing of the overall school specific to preschool and our students also enjoy an outdoor place space just for them.
Preschool classrooms were designed to meet the needs of the District’s youngest learners with age appropriate furniture, bathrooms, and flexible space to play and learn in. Our early school environment consist of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classes, tuition-based preschool courses, and classrooms that are a combination of both ECSE and preschool students.
Mighty Oaks Early Learning School is the District's first stand-alone preschool. We are the site of the former Burr Oak School located in SE Rochester. Our building has been remodeled and designed to meet the needs of our three-to-five-year-olds. Our early school environment consist of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classes, tuition-based preschool courses, and classrooms that are a combination of both ECSE and preschool students. We proudly serve around 135 students throughout the District.