Welcome to Gilbert Public Schools, we are so glad you are here!

Gilbert Public Schools provides flexible kindergarten programs, offering full-day kindergarten at all 27 of our elementary schools, as well as a half-day kindergarten option at Burk Elementary School for 2018/2019.

We are now taking registrations and open enrollments for Kindergarten 2018/2019!

Schedule A Tour

To learn more about any of our Elementary Schools you can Schedule a Tour.  It is a great way to get a sense of the culture and curriculum of the school, as well as seeing classrooms, meeting teachers, and having the opportunity to ask questions.

Click here to Schedule a Tour.

Attend a Kindergarten Open House / Round Up Event

This is a list of upcoming Open Houses and Kindergarten Round Ups - If you don't see your school listed here please reach out to them directly to find out if they have an event coming up or schedule a tour!

Highland Park Kickstart Kindergarten - February 27th 4pm - 5:30pm
Spectrum Elementary Open House - February 27th 5pm - 6pm
Ashland Ranch Kindergarten Round Up - February 28th 5:30pm
Gilbert Elementary Dual Language Open House - March 1st 6pm - 7pm
Finley Farms Kindergarten Round Up - March 6th 6pm - 7pm
Islands Elementary Kindergarten Round Up - April 11th 3pm - 4pm

Traditional School Options

For 2018/2019 our Gilbert Public Schools community now has 3 Traditional Academy options K-6:
Neely Traditional Academy

Canyon Rim - Traditional School Within a School
Spectrum - Traditional School Within a School

Click on the links above to learn more and register for Kindergarten 2018/2019.

Enroll Now

Click on the link below to visit our Enrollment Center and learn how to register for your neighborhood school and how to complete an open enrollment application.

Learn more about Kindergarten Enrollment.

Kindergarten Age Requirements

Governing Board policy and state law require that children enrolling in kindergarten must turn 5 before September 1.

According to the Arizona Education Code 15-821 (C), “a child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if the child is five years of age. A child is deemed five years of age if the child reached the age of five before September 1 of the current school year… The governing board may admit children who have not reached the required age as prescribed by this subsection if it is determined to be in the best interest of the children. Such children must reach the required age of five for kindergarten…by January 1 of the current school year.” 

Learn more about Early Entrance Screening.

Preschool and Early Childhood Options

Gilbert Public Schools offers many great preschool options for children including:

Amanecer Developmental Preschool

Building Blocks & Kindercamp Summer

PreK/Kindergarten Prep (K-Prep)


A child who turns five between September 1 and December 31 of the current school year will be assessed to determine readiness in order to qualify for early entrance into kindergarten. Please keep in mind that children entering kindergarten a year early must meet all typical expectations for other kindergarten students and move into first grade the following year.

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