WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN!
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.
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:
École St. Paul Elementary Community 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.