ongoing throughout the school year. All families are encouraged to inquire.
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.
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.
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
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:
- Childhoods differ depending on social and cultural circumstances
- Children’s development is influenced but not determined by their early experiences
- Children interact and learn in a variety of contexts
- Children are co-constructors of knowledge and partners in learning
- Children are unique and active contributors to their learning
- Children construct and represent knowledge in a variety of ways
- Children are citizens and active participants in school and society
- Children are active collaborators in and users of assessment
may require specialized programming and supports to develop knowledge,
skills and attitudes that prepare them for later learning
- Children and their families may need coordinated community services to meet their needs.
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, this means to register
for Grade 1 in September 2016, children must turn five years old on or before
March 1, 2016. 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 of students not previously registered at any grade level should call
the school for an appointment to register.
Designated Boundaries for Schools
Catholic School District has designated boundaries for all schools. CCSD uses
boundaries strategically to ensure optimal student populations that support
viable programming across the district. It is the expectation that students
will attend their designated school. Please be aware that school attendance
boundaries can and do change to accommodate factors including changing
demographic information, the opening or closing of a school, to relieve
overcrowding in schools, etc.
New Students to Canada
Students who are
born outside of Canada register through the St. John Reception Centre. It is
located at 15-12 Street NW and the phone number is 403-500-2007. Students whose
first language is not English may be required to complete an English language
proficiency assessment. District interpreter services for this appointment are
available upon request at no cost to the family. To book an appointment to
register, please call 403-500-2007.
Registration at St. Maria Goretti School
St. Maria Goretti School is the designated school for Catholic students in the neighborhoods of Hawkwood, Royal Oak and Rocky Ridge. However, we do accept Catholic students from outside our boundaries if you wish to enroll your child here for the Italian Language & Culture program. There is no busing to our school from areas outside our boundaries, so parents will have to provide transportation for their child. Registration is ongoing throughout the school year.
For more information about how to register at St. Maria Goretti School, please contact us at 403-500-2099. Our school office is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for registration during the school year. We are closed during the summer from June 30 until mid-August.