It’s Time to Head to School!

Ms. Cowoline has been hard at work getting the Academy ready for new students and we’re proud to announce that the school is now open!

The Kinzville Academy has been a favorite feature of Webkinz Classic for over a decade and was planned to be part of Webkinz Next since the earliest days of the game’s design.


Of course, like the Curio Shop and Gem Mining before it, there was room to improve our original design.


The Kinzville Academy in Webkinz Next is more streamlined, and gives you control over the prizes you earn as you play!

Introducing Classtime

Classtime is our new daily class challenge. Classtime presents four classes for you to do daily. The first class will an Easy class, followed by a Medium class, then a Hard class. The final class will always be a Pop Quiz with 10 trivia questions. You will be graded on each class, based on how well you did. After completing all four classes, you will receive School Ribbons based on your grades.



School Ribbons

School Ribbons are a new currency exclusively used the Kinzville Academy. You can use your School Ribbons to purchase special items from the Academy Spirit Shop, including furniture, decorations, and clothing, all the way up to your own Yellow School Bus!


Coming in September, you will also be able to purchase Skill Cards for your pets. This is a brand-new feature, never seen before in Webkinz World.



Skill Cards grant specific pets bonus abilities while playing in Kinzville – from moving faster, to getting bonuses when Gem Mining, and more. Each pet can have up to 3 skills. Skills can be upgraded by adding more Skill Cards to your pet and leveling up your skills.

It’s an exciting new way to continue growing your pets – coming soon!


Curriculum Note

The Kinzville Academy is a major new feature, and very different from what we’ve done in the past. Some of the classes may be very difficult and some may be very easy. We will be watching the results very closely and will be making changes based on those results. We want players to have a challenge – particularly at the Hard level – but also want Classtime to always be fun.

53 Responses to It’s Time to Head to School!

  1. lemony says:

    Great add to NEXT…Challenging Yes, Fun Yes and well worth the wait , YES!!

  2. DashietheCloudSheep says:

    YES Ive been waiting for this!!

  3. 1234me says:

    Class Time was fun today – pretty intuitive and easy to follow. I like the grading system, A+ is always my goal :) Looking forward to playing and trying more classes.

  4. 90skidzrule says:

    I remember when the original academy opened in Classic and visiting it for the first time. Now I get to visit the new academy for the first time! The Skill Card feature looks interesting! I wonder if there will be a new area in the future for competitions to use these skills in like the Webkinz Stadium in Classic.

  5. 12hope34 says:

    I can’t wait to see what will be transferrable to classic :D

  6. g2u3c4c5i says:

    So glad the academy is finally in Next! The classes were pretty intuitive but got harder with each level. I like the pop quiz a lot, the questions weren’t super easy or obvious which I liked. Just hope there are lots of questions added so that we don’t get repeats often when we start playing it daily. The skill cards sound very interesting, I’m looking forward to getting some :)

  7. ilovemoonie says:

    Nice! I checked out the Kinzville academy today and it’s pretty fun! :) I like how some of the classes are the same as on the Classic Webkinz, while some of them are new! Also, this is a really random question and I wasn’t sure where to put this, but speaking of Next, earlier when I was on I was doing some decorating, and I put that gem collection box that looks like the one at the Curio Shop (I don’t remember what it’s called?) in my room to see what it looked like, but then it got stuck in there and now it won’t let me move it or take it out, so now it’s randomly in the floor in the middle of the room =/ I don’t know if anyone else has experienced this issue with the same item, like what happened with those flower tiles a few months ago, or if it’s just some random glitch? Is there any way this can be fixed? I don’t really want that to be stuck in my room forever ,XD

  8. Cloudsheeeep says:

    I went to school today! I was surprised that you can only go to school with one pet per day. I didn’t understand that the second class would automatically be medium, the third hard. I’ll have to read it again the next time. The intro made it sound like you can choose which level to play. I found the art class difficult to see how much paint was in the dropper. There are more spin levels than just 10 I think. Much to get used to. Yes, a little more info would be appreciated. : ) Thanks Ganz for the new activity!

  9. RRB says:

    This has been a long-awaited activity. The new look is cool & interesting, but please have tutorials. :)

  10. kkovacs says:

    Ugh, the classroom wasn’t working for me at first. Blanks on the questions and multiple choice answers. Signed out and back in three times after I updated, taking so long to load. The games is running very slowly with glitches.

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