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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration​

Registration for the remaining 2023-2024 school year remains open for all New Students. 

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens March 11, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. for all New Students. Kindergarten will be open to children born in 2019.

Register Today!

SchoolEngage log in page with Create new account circled in red

New Families registering a child in GPPSD will use SchoolEngage where first time users will need to create an account to start the process. SchoolEngage is accessible anywhere on the web.

  • Sign into SchoolEngage
  • Select 'Add Student' to add the new child
  • Select 'Student' in the menu
  • Select the students name in the student list that you wish to register
  • Select the 'New Student Registration Form' for the correct year from the Forms Menu on the right
  • Select 'New' for that form
  • Complete the New Student Registration Form

Step-by-step instructions document

Families that have children who are not currently enrolled in a GPPSD school, but have attended a GPPSD school in the past, need to use the email they used previously with GPPSD and reset their password on the SchoolEngage account. Contact your school for assistance.

PowerSchool Parent Portal log in page

Families will receive an email after February 28, 2024, with instructions to pre-populate their 2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration Form. (please check your email junk folder if you cannot find it)

Follow this process

  • Sign into your PowerSchool Parent Portal account
  • Select the SchoolEngage button on the left navigation menu
  • Select Student in the menu (child who is registering for Kindergarten)
  • Complete the 2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration Form

Form(s) must be submitted starting March 11, 2024, at 8:30 a.m.

*Parkside Montessori and Ecole Montrose have processes and timing specific to each school. See each school's Registration page on their school site for details and dates.

**Families wanting to register their child in Grande Prairie Christian School can;

  • Sign into your PowerSchool Parent Portal account
  • Select the SchoolEngage button on the left navigation menu
  • Select Student in the menu (child who is registering for Kindergarten)
  • Complete the 2024-2025 Christan Program Pre-Screen

Discover GPPSD Kindergarten Programs

Kindergarten is the first step in your child's educational journey. GPPSD schools are open to all children and are committed to welcoming, caring, safe environments where your child will develop essential literacy and numeracy skills. At GPPSD, the curriculum is determined by Alberta Education and follows provincially mandated instructional hours.

  • Kindergarten programs are either full days or half-days, offered in either the morning or afternoon, with hours of operation varying from school to school. 

  • Full School Day Option. We offer a fee-based Program of Choice for Kindergarten-aged children called KinderPAL. Learn more..

  • Schools of Choice. We have schools that offer Kindergarten programming in FrenchChristian Education, and Montessori Education.

  • Program of Choice: STEM Learning. We have schools that offer STEM (Science. Technology. Engineering, and Mathematics) for Kindergarten-aged students. Learn more.

 

Resources for families of Kindergarten-aged children:

Kindergarten Fact Sheet

8 Tip Guide: Kindergarten Ready

Attendance Matters: Start in Kindergarten

School  Program Option(s)
​Alexander Forbes School
7240 Poplar Drive
Phone: 780-532-1365
a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
Aspen Grove School
9720 63 Avenue
Phone: 780-538-3009
Monday, Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Alternating Fridays
​Avondale School
10226 108 Avenue
Phone: 780-532-3230
​a.m.
Monday to Friday
Crystal Park School
​9351 116 Avenue
Phone: 780-539-0333
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
Derek Taylor Public School
7321 104A Street
Phone: 780-357-9174
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
Hillside Community School
9410 106 Avenue
Phone: 780-532-0743
​​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Fridays
Isabel Campbell Public School
7149 114 Street
Phone: 780-532-7247
a.m. or p.m. Monday to Friday or
Monday, Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Alternating Fridays
​I.V. Macklin Public School
​8876 108 Avenue
Phone: 780-513-3391
Monday/Wednesday or
Tuesday/Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
Maude Clifford Public School
​9206 Lakeland Drive
Phone: 780-357-3500
​​Monday, Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
Riverstone Public School
8901 Willow Drive
Phone: 780-532-1321
a.m. or p.m. Monday to Friday or
Monday, Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Alternating Fridays
Roy Bickell Public School
10410 Royal Oaks Drive
Phone: 780 830-3286
​Monday/Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
​Swanavon School
8908 100 Street
Phone: 780-532-8885
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday

 

GPPSD Schools of Choice

School Program Option(s)
​​École Montrose
6431 98 Street
Phone: 780-532-8861
​p.m.
Monday to Friday or
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday, Thursday full days
Alternating Fridays
​Grande Prairie Christian School
​8202 110 Street
Phone: 780-539-4566
​Monday, Wednesday or Tuesday, Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
​Parkside Montessori
​9617 91A Avenue
Phone: 780-532-7429
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday

Kindergarten Frequently Asked Questions

See frequently asked questions specific to Kindergarten below.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for Online Registration for overall questions you may have, or contact your neighbourhood school.

Children must be at least five years old as of December 31 to start kindergarten in the fall of that calendar year. This means that a four-year old child may start kindergarten if they will turn five on or before December 31 of that calendar​ year.​ 

To attend Kindergarten in the Province of Alberta children must be at least 4 years 8 months of age and less than 6 years of age on September 1. A child with a late in the year birthday after September 1 can be enrolled the following year.

All Kindergarten students attend for 475 hours in a given school year. Supports may be provided based on the child’s identified need.