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2023 Kindgergarten

Foothills School Division’s kindergarten program is guided by Alberta Education’s Kindergarten program philosophy. Building on what children have already learned in their home and community settings, it supports the uniqueness and integrity of every child, promotes a positive attitude towards lifelong learning, and seeks to help children value themselves as capable, competent learners.


Kindergarten registration is always open!
Register now using our online registration portal.

Learn about the registration process here


Full-time Kindergarten

Follows the typical Foothills School Division Calendar, September 1 to June 30: 

  • Dr. Morris Gibson, Okotoks
  • Big Rock School, Okotoks
  • Spitzee Elementary School, High River
  • C. Ian McLaren School, Diamond Valley

Full-time Kindergarten programs are subject to enrollment capacity. Families in all locations are welcome to apply for Full-time Kindergarten, regardless of their location; however, it is expected that students will return to their designated school upon entry into Grade 1. We do understand that some families may prefer to send their child to a location outside their designated school attendance boundary, these families would be required to review Administrative Procedure 305 and submit their School of Choice application prior to the start of Grade 1. 

Part-time Kindergarten 
Dates vary by school and operate from September 1 to June 30.

  • Blackie School, Blackie
  • Big Rock School, Okotoks
  • Cayley School, Cayley
  • C. Ian McLaren, Diamond Valley
  • Dr. Morris Gibson, Okotoks
  • École Joe Clark School, High River
  • École Percy Pegler School, Okotoks
  • Heritage Heights, Okotoks
  • Longview Elementary, Longview
  • Meadow Ridge, Okotoks
  • Millarville Community School, Millarville
  • Red Deer Lake, De Winton / Foothills County
  • Spitzee Elementary, High River
  • Turner Valley, Diamond Valley
  • Westmount, Okotoks

French Immersion Kindergarten

We offer French Immersion Kindergarten programs in Okotoks (École Percy Pegler School) and High River (École Joe Clark School).

Find Your Designated School 

Please use the Find a School tool to find your local school.

School Fees 

Full-time kindergarten is $250/month from September to June (10 payments total)

Part-time kindergarten fees vary by school but are approximately $30 per year


School bus service is available to students attending within their designated school boundary. Families residing outside of their designated area will be responsible for organizing their own transportation. To verify your school attendance boundary, click here.


Contact Dinah VanDonzel, Director of Student Learning (JK-6) 

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