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Traditional Kindergarten Prep Overview

  • Traditional Kindergarten Prep is a program for four-year-olds, the year before Kindergarten, designed to give a jumpstart on their Traditional educational pathway. This 20 student program is taught by a certified teacher who has been trained in traditional curriculum and methodologies, with a classroom assistant to support the students. A partial day program offering morning and afternoon is available at Neely Traditional Academy and a full-day program is available at both Canyon Rim and Spectrum Elementary.

    Traditional Kindergarten Prep students will participate in a primary language arts program based on the Spalding Method using 'The Writing Road to Reading' (2012). It is a phonics-based program with an emphasis on oral phonogram practice. The mathematics program, Saxon, is a spiraling curriculum with reinforcement of skills taught through hands-on activities and practice with manipulatives.  Science, music, art, and physical education are introduced daily through hands-on discovery and other intentionally developed activities. Kindergarten Prep is aligned with the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards, and is supplemented with: Handwriting Without Tears, We Thinkers! Social-Emotional Curriculum, STEM, and Unplugged Coding activities.

    Registration for the current school year is available!       Registration for 2023-2024 opens November 1, 2022!                                   

Traditional Kindergarten Prep Locations

  • Partial-day Program: Neely Traditional Academy 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Monday - Friday) and 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

    Full-day Programs: Canyon Rim Elementary and Spectrum Elementary Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM with Wednesday Early Release at 2:00 PM.


Kindergarten Prep | Registration & Account Management

  • Registration Fee & Tuition

    2022-2023 School Year

    Registration Fee: $35

    Tuition overview (see registration website for complete details on each option):

    • AM Classes – 5 days per week, $320 per month (Mon–Fri, 8:15-11:15 or 8:30–11:30 am)
    • PM Classes – 4 days per week, $280 per month (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 12:15–3:15 pm)
    • FULL DAY Classes – 5 days per week, $720 per month (8:00 am–3:00 pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & 8:00 am–2:00 Wed)

    Both the registration fee and the first month's tuition are due at the time of registration and are both non-refundable. 

     

    2023-2024 School Year

    Registration Fee: $50

    Tuition overview (see registration website for complete details on each option):

    • AM Classes – 5 days per week, $385 per month (Mon–Fri, 8:15-11:15 or 8:30–11:30 am)
    • PM Classes – 4 days per week, $340 per month (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 12:15–3:15 pm)
    • FULL DAY Classes – 5 days per week, $790 per month (8:00 am–3:00 pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & 8:00 am–2:00 Wed)

    For registrations prior to or on June 30, 2023, a $100 security deposit and $50 registration fee will be collected at the time of registration with the remaining tuition balance due by July 24, 2023. Both security deposit and registration fee are non-refundable.

    For registration on or after July 1, 2023, the registration fee and 1st-month tuition are due at the time of registration and are both non-refundable.  

    District employees are eligible for an employee discount. Please contact Community Education at 480-892-9089 for further details.   

     

Kindergarten Prep Program by School Location

School Location K-Prep AM Session K-Prep PM Session
Ashland Ranch Elementary 1945 S. Ashland Ranch, Gilbert, AZ 8:30–11:30 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15-3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Canyon Rim Elementary (Traditional K-Prep) 3045 South Canyon Rim, Mesa, AZ FULL DAY 8 am–3 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays, extended hours available upon request at an additional cost) FULL DAY 8 am–3 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays, extended hours available upon request at an additional cost)
Highland Park Elementary 230 North Cole Drive, Gilbert, AZ 8:15–11:15 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Neely Traditional Academy (Traditional K-Prep) 500 E. Houston Ave., Gilbert, AZ 8:15–11:15 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Spectrum Elementary 2846 South Spectrum Way, Gilbert, AZ 85295 FULL DAY 8 am–3 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays, extended hours available upon request at an additional cost) FULL DAY 8 am–3 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays, extended hours available upon request at an additional cost)
Superstition Springs Elementary 7125 E. Monterey Ave., Mesa, AZ 8:30–11:30 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Val Vista Lakes Elementary 1030 N. Blue Grotto Dr., Gilbert, AZ 8:30–11:30 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Last Modified on October 18, 2022