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Preschool - Kindergarten Prep

 Traditional and Conventional 

Kindergarten Prep Dates

Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year will open on November 1, 2022.

First Day of Class: July 25, 2023

Last Day of Class:  May 21, 2024

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is open.

2022-2023 School Year (Registration opened on November 1, 2021)
First Day of Class: July 26, 2022
Last Day of Class: May 23 or 24, 2023 

Kindergarten Prep follows the GPS school calendar for holidays and breaks.
Complete information and the Kindergarten Prep Parent Handbook can be found on the district website: www.gilbertschools.net/kprep

Locations and Class Times 
Traditional Kindergarten Prep:
Canyon Rim and Spectrum Elementary Schools
  • Full Day: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm on Monday - Friday 
    • One hour early release on Wednesdays

Half day Conventional Kindergarten Prep near Canyon Rim are available at Meridian Elementary and Superstition Spring Elementary.

Half day Conventional Kindergarten Prep near Spectrum Elementary is available at Ashland Ranch Elementary.

Neely Traditional
  • AM: 8:15 am - 11:15 am on Monday - Friday
  • PM: 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Conventional Kindergarten Prep:
Ashland Ranch
  • AM: 8:30 am - 11:30 am on Monday - Friday
  • PM: 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Highland Park 
  • AM: 8:15 am - 11:15 am on Monday - Friday
  • PM: 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Meridian - New location for the 23-24 School Year

  • AM: 8:15 am - 11:15 am on Monday - Friday
  • PM: 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Superstition Springs
  • AM: 8:30 am - 11:30 am on Monday - Friday
  • PM: 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Val Vista Lakes
  • AM: 8:30 am - 11:30 am on Monday - Friday
  • PM: 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Class Size
Up to 20 Students per class
Taught by an HQT Certified Teacher with an assistant

About the Program
Kindergarten Prep transforms learning into a walk of discovery, offering safe and exciting opportunities for experimentation, challenge, and fun at every turn! This program is designed to give your child a jump-start on becoming a prepared and eager student ready for the rigors of Kindergarten and being a valued member of Gilbert Public Schools! Kindergarten Prep curriculum focuses on literacy and academic content in an intentionally developed preschool environment. Fundations, which provides a strong foundation for reading and writing, is introduced and focused on daily.
Traditional Kindergarten Prep is designed to give students that will be attending a Traditional Kindergarten a jump-start on their educational pathway. Traditional Kindergarten Prep children will participate in primary language arts (Spalding), math (Saxon Math K), science, music, art, and physical education through hands-on discovery and other age-appropriate activities.
Both programs are aligned with the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards, and are supplemented with:
Handwriting Without Tears
STEM Activities
Unplugged Coding

Monthly Tuition & Fees: 2022-2023 School Year
$35 registration
AM Session:  $320 per month,  Monday-Friday
PM Session:  $280 per month, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Full Day:  $720 per month, Monday-Friday (Wednesday 1 hour early release)
25% discounted rates for GPS Employees upon verification of GPS employment
2022-2023 School Year - Registration fee and the 1st month tuition will be due at time of registration.  The registration fee and 1st month tuition paid during registration are NON-REFUNDABLE, no exceptions. 
Preschool Parent Handbook 2022-2023 School Year

Monthly Tuition & Fees:  2023-2024 School Year

$50 Registration Fee

AM Session:  $385 per month, Monday-Friday

PM Session:  $340 per month, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Full Day:  $790 per month, Monday-Friday (Wednesday 1 hour early release)

25% discounted rates for GPS Employees upon verification of GPS employment

2023-2024 School Year - Registration fee and a security deposit of $100 from November 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 will be due at time of registration. The remaining balance for the first scheduled tuition is due by July 24, 2023. Registrations received on July 1, 2023 and after are required to pay the registration fee and the first scheduled tuition payment at the time of registration. The registration fee, security deposit and 1st month tuition paid during registration are NON-REFUNDABLE, no exceptions. The security deposit will be applied to the first scheduled tuition payment.

Preschool Parent Handbook 2023-2024 School Year


Requirements
Age 4-5 Must be 4 by August 31, for the school year registering for.
Toilet Trained - child must be independent in their toileting 

All dates, times and locations are subject to change

If you have concerns about your child's development, and live within the GPS boundaries, please go to www.gilbertschools.net/advantage and follow the instructions for Preschool Screening.

Preschool Office
480-497-3461
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