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If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you'll need to register online. Schools start accepting new student registrations for the next school year on February 2, 2021. Applying after April 15, 2021 may limit your options to schools with available space. Learn more about registration dates and deadlines.

KINDERGARTEN AGE

To register your child for Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year, your child must be 5 by December 31, 2021 (Birth year 2016)

Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2020 may register in Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. The Alberta government changed the entry age for students registering in Kindergarten, beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

CHOOSING A SCHOOL

Students can attend their designated school if they register (new students) or pre-enrol (current students) no later than April 15, 2021However, if their designated school uses a lottery process, some students may not be able to attend that school. 

Use the Find a School tool to find your designated school.

A student may also attend any other school in the Division, as long as:

  • the school has available space
  • the student meets any entrance criteria of that school

If the number of students who want to attend a school or program exceeds the available space, applicants from outside the school’s designated attendance area will be chosen by random selection.

HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE

STEP 1: GET ORGANIZED 

You will need to provide your preferred school with documents confirming:

  • the address for the student’s parent/guardian
  • legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship status and birthdate (see examples below)

STEP 2: PREPARE YOUR DOCUMENTS

Before you register, it’s important to have your documents ready. You will need to upload the documents to complete and submit your registration.

If you are using a computer, have a scanned image of each document saved on your computer.

If you are using a mobile device, you can take photos of your required documents as you fill out the form. 

STEP 3: REVIEW AND COMPLETE THE DIGITAL STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM

To submit your digital student registration form online, you will need to: 

  • upload your documents
  • provide an electronic signature 
  • enter your email address (this helps us confirm your identity and allows us to send you a copy of the completed form)

There is no option to save your progress. Once you start, we recommend finishing the form. 

Need help using the digital student registration form? Submit a request to get help or call (780) 429-8232.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Kindergarten programming supports students in building important skills and behaviours in an inclusive, play-based environment.

GOALS

  • Develop speech, language and motor skills
  • Learn to share, co-operate, be responsible, problem-solve, self-express and make decisions
  • Participate in group and individual classroom activities
  • Develop positive attitudes toward learning
  • Develop a sense of confidence and self-esteem

BENEFITS

  • Improved ability to socialize and play with others
  • Increased independence
  • Development of co-ordination skills and healthy living habits

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Grace Martin offers 1/2 programming
  • Organized activities within a play-based learning environment
  • Flexible instruction based on students’ needs and interests
  • Supports like speech and language services, physical therapy, occupational therapy and school family liaison services

ELIGIBILITY 

Children who are 5 years old on or before December 31, 2020 may register in Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Learn more about registering for Kindergarten, or contact your designated school.

ALBERTA CURRICULUM

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Kindergarten will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.

TRANSPORTATION

Some yellow busing options are available. For more information, contact your the school.

Kindergarten Info Sheet

 

 

The start of the school year can bring mixed emotions, from excitement to uneasiness.  This is especially true for Kindergarten children, many of whom are going to school for the first time.

Kindergarten Re-entry Information