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Eligibility Criteria for Kindergarten

Across Alberta, children must turn five years old on or before December 31, 2022 to be registered in Kindergarten. Students born between January 1 and December 31, 2017, are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2022/23 school year.

Advanced Registration

Registration for prospective Kindergarten students is being accepted beginning March 1, 2022, in all schools. Contact your school of choice for more information about the programs available, availability of transportation, necessary paperwork or to book an appointment. Online registration will open at a later date.

Note: Birth certificates and proof of residence are required to register.

Kindergarten Start Dates

Kindergarten will begin in the first week of September. Schools will inform parents of their child's start date.

Transportation and Busing

To arrange busing for your child within the Town of St. Paul, County of St. Paul or County of Two Hills, contact the St. Paul Education Transportation department at (780) 645-3323. For all forms and information related to busing, please visit the St. Paul Education Transportation page.

To arrange busing for students residing on the Nations of Saddle Lake, Whitefish Lake and Frog Lake, please contact the Nation directly.

Programming Options and Information

Kindergarten programming in St. Paul Education provides literacy-rich, play-based programming and is staffed by dedicated early childhood teachers and qualified educational assistants.

St. Paul Education offers a variety of school-based kindergarten programs throughout the division. Parents are encouraged to contact their school of choice to get specific information regarding programming schedules and options.

The following schools offer Kindergarten programming:

Ashmont School

École Mallaig School

Elk Point Elementary School

Glen Avon School

Heinsburg Community School

New Myrnam School

École St. Paul Elementary Community School

Two Hills School

Two Hills Mennonite School

Philosophy of Learning in Kindergarten

The Kindergarten year is an exciting and important time in children’s development.

By working together, teachers and families provide challenging and engaging learning

experiences that will build children’s confidence, develop positive views of learning

and provide a strong foundation for their intellectual, social and physical development.