Kindergarten

The Calgary Catholic School District offers kindergarten programming within a faith-based learning environment

Parents and children will experience a Catholic educational setting which focuses on:

  • Creating a school community that gives witness to the teaching of Jesus and celebrates diversity, inclusion and the permeation of Catholic values throughout all curricular areas.
  • Children being valued as precious gifts of God who are encouraged to reach their fullest potential.
  • Learning experiences designed to be developmentally appropriate in order to meet the diverse needs of children.


Kindergarten Registration
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. The child’s birth certificate should be presented at the time of registration. Contact your local elementary school for more information.


Full-day Kindergarten

Select CCSD elementary schools now offer full-day kindergarten. To register, your child must live within the school’s boundary area, turn four years old by March 1, 2018 and you must provide a birth certificate. For more information please contact the following selected schools:

  • Holy Cross
  • Holy Family
  • Holy Trinity
  • St. Bernadette
  • St. Damien
  • St. John XXIII
  • St. Martha
  • St. Mark
  • St. Peter
  • St. Rupert

Kindergarten programming

Young children benefit from programs that provide opportunities for organized activities and purposeful play through which children explore the world around them. Alberta Education defines instructional time for kindergarten as the “time where direct child-teacher interaction and supervision are maintained.”

Kindergarten students are provided with a minimum of 475 instructional hours each school year. The following 10 guiding principles provide a framework for kindergarten programming:

  1. Childhoods differ depending on social and cultural circumstances
  2. Children’s development is influenced but not determined by their early experiences
  3. Children interact and learn in a variety of contexts
  4. Children are co-constructors of knowledge and partners in learning
  5. Children are unique and active contributors to their learning
  6. Children construct and represent knowledge in a variety of ways
  7. Children are citizens and active participants in school and society
  8. Children are active collaborators in and users of assessment
  9. Children may require specialized programming and supports to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepare them for later learning
  10. Children and their families may need coordinated community services to meet their needs.

Kindergarten programming

Kindergarten brochure

Grades 1-12

A child who turns five years old on or before March 1 is eligible to register for Grade 1 in that fall of that same calendar year.

For example: To register for Grade 1 in September 2018, children must turn five years old on or before March 1, 2018. The child’s birth certificate is required and one parent’s Catholic baptismal certificate is requested to be presented at the time of registration.

Resident Catholic students transitioning from kindergarten to Grade 1 in the same school do not need to re-register for Grade 1. Non-resident students need to inquire with the principal of the school to determine if they will be able to register for Grade 1 based on available room and resources. Parents/legal guardians of students not previously registered at any grade level should call the school for an appointment to register.

New to Canada?

Students who are born outside of Canada register through the St. John Reception Centre.

Language program registration

Children may enter any one of our language programs in kindergarten or Grade 1. No background in the language is necessary to enter our programs. Visit our languages webpagefor more information.

Registration

Kindergarten

The Calgary Catholic School District offers kindergarten programming within a faith-based learning environment

Parents and children will experience a Catholic educational setting which focuses on:

  • Creating a school community that gives witness to the teaching of Jesus and celebrates diversity, inclusion and the permeation of Catholic values throughout all curricular areas.
  • Children being valued as precious gifts of God who are encouraged to reach their fullest potential.
  • Learning experiences designed to be developmentally appropriate in order to meet the diverse needs of children.


Kindergarten Registration
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. The child’s birth certificate should be presented at the time of registration. Contact your local elementary school for more information.


Full-day Kindergarten

Select CCSD elementary schools now offer full-day kindergarten. To register, your child must live within the school’s boundary area, turn four years old by March 1, 2018 and you must provide a birth certificate. For more information please contact the following selected schools:

  • Holy Cross
  • Holy Family
  • Holy Trinity
  • St. Bernadette
  • St. Damien
  • St. John XXIII
  • St. Martha
  • St. Mark
  • St. Peter
  • St. Rupert

Kindergarten programming

Young children benefit from programs that provide opportunities for organized activities and purposeful play through which children explore the world around them. Alberta Education defines instructional time for kindergarten as the “time where direct child-teacher interaction and supervision are maintained.”

Kindergarten students are provided with a minimum of 475 instructional hours each school year. The following 10 guiding principles provide a framework for kindergarten programming:

  1. Childhoods differ depending on social and cultural circumstances
  2. Children’s development is influenced but not determined by their early experiences
  3. Children interact and learn in a variety of contexts
  4. Children are co-constructors of knowledge and partners in learning
  5. Children are unique and active contributors to their learning
  6. Children construct and represent knowledge in a variety of ways
  7. Children are citizens and active participants in school and society
  8. Children are active collaborators in and users of assessment
  9. Children may require specialized programming and supports to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepare them for later learning
  10. Children and their families may need coordinated community services to meet their needs.

Kindergarten programming

Kindergarten brochure

Grades 1-12

A child who turns five years old on or before March 1 is eligible to register for Grade 1 in that fall of that same calendar year.

For example: To register for Grade 1 in September 2018, children must turn five years old on or before March 1, 2018. The child’s birth certificate is required and one parent’s Catholic baptismal certificate is requested to be presented at the time of registration.

Resident Catholic students transitioning from kindergarten to Grade 1 in the same school do not need to re-register for Grade 1. Non-resident students need to inquire with the principal of the school to determine if they will be able to register for Grade 1 based on available room and resources. Parents/legal guardians of students not previously registered at any grade level should call the school for an appointment to register.

New to Canada?

Students who are born outside of Canada register through the St. John Reception Centre.

Language program registration

Children may enter any one of our language programs in kindergarten or Grade 1. No background in the language is necessary to enter our programs. Visit our languages webpagefor more information.