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Preschool - Kindergarten Prep

Traditional, Conventional, or Online Preschool Options

 Traditional and Conventional 

Kindergarten Prep Dates

2020-2021 School Year

First Day of Class: August 6, 2020

Last Day of Class: May 25, 2021

2020-2021 School Year (Registration Opens November 2020)

First Day of Class: August 4 or 5, 2021

Last Day of Class: May 24 or 25, 2022

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:

Class Times

AM: 8:30 am - 11:30 am on Monday - Friday,

PM: 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Full Day: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm on Monday - Friday (extended hours available upon request at an additional cost)

Campus Specials

Half Day Programs - participate in specials classes on campus one time per week

Full Day Programs - participate in specials classes on campus four times per week

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

Kindergarten Prep - Online Preschool - more information lower on page

Monthly Tuition & Fees

$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

Registration fee and 1st month tuition is NON-REFUNDABLE, no exceptions.


Age 4-5 Must be 4 by August 31, 2020.

Toilet Trained - child must be independent in their toileting 


Traditional Kindergarten Prep: 

Canyon Rim  -  Full Day 

Neely Traditional - AM/PM

Spectrum - AM/PM

Conventional Kindergarten Prep:

Ashland Ranch  -  AM/PM

Highland Park  -  AM/PM 

Superstition Springs  - AM/PM

Val Vista Lakes  - AM/PM

 Online Preschool 

We are excited to announce that our Kindergarten Prep Program will now have a virtual option! It has become increasingly apparent that we need to have options for parents who want their child to be better prepared for Kindergarten, yet remain in their home for this instruction. This interactive Pre-Kindergarten program is taught by a certified teacher, with a trained assistant modeling skills taught. 45 minute academic and developmental activities will be presented through a web based platform centered around Arizona Early Learning Standards, Wilson Fundations literacy program, Learning without Tears, and STEAM.


Start Date: November 2, 2020

End Date: May 25, 2021

Kindergarten Prep observes all school breaks and holidays.  There will be no online class on non-school days.

Monthly Tuition & Fees

$25 Registration/toolkit fee

$125 per month*

*Tuition is divided into equal monthly payments


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Session 1 is 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm (class is full)

Session 2 is 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm 

8 student capacity-additional session will be added when needed


Four years old by August 31st, 2020

Must have access to computer and internet, printer is optional, but helpful

Your student’s tool/supply kit will be ready for pick up prior to the November 1st start date at:

Gilbert Public Schools Community Education

6839 E Guadalupe Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212

Pick up times: Monday- Thursday 8:00-4:00

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 and follow the instructions for Preschool Screening.

Preschool Office


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School Year 21-22