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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 (English)

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

  • Big Rock School, Okotoks
  • Dr. Morris Gibson, Okotoks
  • École Percy Pegler School, Okotoks (French Immersion)
  • Westmount School, Okotoks
  • École Joe Clark School, High River (French Immersion)
  • Spitzee Elementary School, High River
  • C. Ian McLaren School, Diamond Valley
  • Heritage Heights School, DeWinton

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 full-time French Immersion Kindergarten programs in Okotoks (École Percy Pegler School) and High River (École Joe Clark School).

Explore Nature-Based Kindergarten

For active and attentive children, who love the outdoors, and want to learn more about the world around them, the Explore Nature-Based Kindergarten program at École Percy Pegler School is a great opportunity. 

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program at Millarville School is a highlight of Foothills School Division, renowned for its rigorous, internationally recognized curriculum that fosters critical thinking and a global perspective. This program can set the foundation for academic excellence and a lifelong love for learning.

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 your local school or 
Contact Dinah VanDonzel, Director of Student Learning (JK-6) 

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