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What is Kindergarten at GPS?

We offer tuition-free, full-day Kindergarten programs at all of our 26 elementary schools, half-day morning Kindergarten at Burk, Accelerated Kindergarten at Highland Park, Meridian, Playa del Rey, Quartz Hill, and Val Vista Lakes, Dual-Language Spanish Kindergarten at Gilbert Elementary, and Traditional Kindergarten at Canyon Rim, Neely Traditional, and Spectrum.

All GPS elementary schools host Kindergarten tours throughout the year, and information events to welcome new families and students onto our campuses. Check school calendars for events.

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To learn about all the Kindergarten choices in our district click on the links below:

Events for Families

Schedule a School Tour - Please take the opportunity to schedule a tour at any of our elementary schools to learn more about their Kindergarten offerings, meet the Principal and teachers, and tour the campus.

Kindergarten Information Nights - Visit school websites to learn about upcoming Kindergarten Information Nights and Events.

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All GPS Kindergarten students enjoy a challenging and comprehensive curriculum designed to provide the individualized attention they need to thrive while developing a lifelong love for learning.

  • Rigorous instruction in core academic areas that address the Arizona state standards in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies
  • Rich opportunities that promote positive social skills and character development within a structured learning environment
  • Recognized educational excellence and consistency in achieving high scores on statewide assessments
  • Well-defined and tailored curriculum with high-quality academic programs and extra-curricular activities to meet your student’s needs and strengths, including music, artistic expression, and physical education for the enrichment of the whole child
  • Gilbert Public Schools Special Education Kindergarten programs provide quality early education for children with special needs.