Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment.
Most of our schools will be holding open house events during the month of January to provide parents with an introduction to the school and classroom and to answer questions about everything that kindergarten has to offer students and families. Check with your neighbourhood school for the date and time.
If your child will be five years old by Jan. 31, 2021, your child can start Kindergarten in September 2020. To choose the right Kindergarten program for your child, we invite you to visit the school in your neighbourhood.
Schools that don't an information night scheduled for January invite parents and caregivers to contact the school directly for more information. A full list of open house dates is available here. Schools that don't have an open house or information night planned during January encourage parents to contact the school directly for information.
Saskatoon Public Schools understands the importance of early learning and literacy. Our Kindergarten classes are small to encourage individualized education and include a strong literacy component in Kindergarten.
Kindergarten classes are offered on either a half-day, every day or full-day, alternating day format, depending upon the individual school. More information is available on the Kindergarten program website.
Seven schools offer both English language and French Immersion kindergarten programs: École Alvin Buckwold, École College Park, École Dundonald, École Forest Grove, École Lakeview, École River Heights, and École Silverspring schools. Single-stream French Immersion kindergarten programs are available at École Henry Kelsey and École Victoria schools.
The Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture Program is hosted at Confederation Park Community School and the Métis Cultural Program is located at Westmount Community School.