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Preschool - Kindergarten Prep

 Traditional and Conventional 

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is now open.

Kindergarten Prep Dates

2022-2023 School Year (Registration opens 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
    • a limited number of "extended hours" spots are available upon request at an additional cost

If you would be interested in a half day Kindergarten Prep program in the east Mesa area click here.

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

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

$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 a security deposit of $100 through May 31, 2022 will be due at time of registration. The remaining balance for the first scheduled tuition is due by July 25, 2022. Registrations received on June 1, 2022 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 2022-2023 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

Preschool - Kindergarten Prep Logo

School Year 22-23