Kindergarten
Gilbert Public Schools Kindergarten Enrollment Information

Welcome to Gilbert Public Schools, we are so glad you're 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.

Highlights of our Kindergarten Programs

  • Convenient full-day and half-day Kindergarten options in a nurturing environment taught by certified and highly qualified teachers
  • Rigorous instruction in academic core areas that addresses the Arizona state standards in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies 
  • Rich opportunities that promote positive social skills and character development within a structured learning environment
  • Recognized educational excellence and consistency in achieving high scores on statewide assessments
  • Well-defined and tailored curriculum with high-quality academic programs and extra-curricular activities to meet your student’s needs and strengths including music, artistic expression, and physical education for the enrichment of the whole child

Schedule A School Campus 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. You can also contact any elementary school campus directly for more information about their Kindergarten programs.

Schedule a School Campus Tour

How to Enroll Your Child in Kindergarten at Gilbert Public Schools

To register for kindergarten for the upcoming school year, children must turn 5-years-old prior to September 1st. Children who turn 5-years-old between September 1st and December 31st may be assessed kindergarten readiness through an early entrance screening to determine qualification for early entrance into kindergarten. Special Education kindergarten transition is available for special needs students. 

To enroll a student in your local neighborhood Gilbert Public School for the 2018-2019 school year please follow these instructions to complete online enrollment.

If you are not sure which school is your neighborhood school, you can view the GPS school boundaries.

Gilbert Public Schools is an open enrollment district, therefore if you are interested in having your child attending Kindergarten at a school that is not your neighborhood school you can apply through open enrollment. Please visit our Enrollment Information Center to learn more and enroll now.

Enroll Your Child in Kindergarten

Looking for Preschool and Early Childhood Options?

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

Amanecer Developmental Preschool

Building Blocks Preschool Program  & Kindercamp Summer

PreK/Kindergarten Prep (K-Prep) Preschool Program

Toybox Preschool Program

Please note that a preschool 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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