The Calgary Catholic School District offers kindergarten programming within a faith based learning environment. All district schools are part of the Catholic Community of Caring initiative which is based on the values of faith, family, caring, responsibility, respect and trust. Parents and children will experience a Catholic educational setting which focuses on:
Kindergarten Programming (click here to view the district kindergarten brochure)
Young children benefit from programs that provide opportunities for purposeful play through which children explore the world around them.
The following guiding principles provide a framework for Kindergarten programming:
There are seven learning areas within the Kindergarten Program Statement:
• Early Literacy
• Early Numeracy
• Citizenship and Identity
• Environment and Community Awareness
• Personal and Social Responsibility
• Physical Skills and Well Being
• Creative Expression
The Calgary Catholic School District is proud to meet the unique needs of its students by offering a wide range of educational options and alternative programs.
Children with special education needs should register at their local school.
Half Day and Full Day Kindergarten
While the majority of schools offer half day programs, full day programs are available at 23 schools in the District.
|Corpus Christi (403-500-2023)||St. Henry (403-500-2059)|
|Holy Cross (403-500-2033)||St. Hubert (403-500-2067)|
|Holy Family (403-500-2054)||St. Joseph (403-500-2009)|
|Holy Trinity (403-500-2032)||St. Mark (403-500-2068)|
|Sacred Heart (403-500-2004)||St. Martha (403-500-2074)|
|St. Alphonsus (403-500-2016)||St. Matthew (403-500-2030)|
|St. Angela (403-500-2011)||St. Patrick (403-500-2076)|
|St. Augustine (403-500-2022)||St. Peter (403-500-2079)|
|St. Benedict (403-500-2053)||St. Rita (403-500-2083)|
|St. Bernadette (403-500-2020)||St. Rose of Lima (403-500-2071)|
|St. Cyril (403-500-2070)||St. Rupert (403-500-2044)|
|St. Damien (403-500-2073)|
As our environments are becoming increasingly multi-cultural, it is beneficial for students to learn a second language. Learning a second language greatly contributes to a student’s educational experiences, personal growth and development of higher level thinking skills.
A variety of our elementary schools are proud to offer students one of the following language programs:
No previous background in the language is necessary to enter the program. For more information about these programs, contact the school or call 298-1394.
Year Round Schooling
Currently two elementary schools offer a modified calendar. Kindergarten and Grade 1 entry are available at Monsignor Neville Anderson School (403-500-2094) and Our Lady of Fatima School (403-500-2112).
How to Register
Registration is ongoing throughout the school year. A child who turns four years old on or before March 1 is eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall of that same calendar year. For example, this means to register for kindergarten in September 2013, a child must turn four years old on or before March 1, 2013. The child’s birth certificate should be presented at the time of registration. Contact your local elementary school for more information. All families are encouraged to inquire.
To Find Out More
For more information about the district's kindergarten program, click here to view the brochure.
For more information on Kindergarten in Alberta, download a copy of “Kindergarten in Alberta – a Handbook for Parents” (Catholic School Version) from the Alberta Education Website at: www.education.alberta.ca/parents/resources/handbook.aspx
Hard copies can be purchased by contacting the Learning Resources Centre. Call 310-0000 and request (780) 427-5775 or order online at: www.lrc.learning.gov.ab.ca