Kindergarten is an exciting place for your child to grow and learn. Our faith-based kindergarten programs welcome children of all abilities and nurture the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual needs of your child.

If you are registering for the 2018/2019 school year please review the range of programs offered including: full day, half day and progressive. Check with your school of choice to find out which programs they are considering for the 2018-2019 school year and review the age eligibility information below. A Kindergarten EXPO is held in January for families to explore all school and programming options. Following the EXPO, registration forms can be dropped off at the school during the school year or at the District office in July and August.

Fees apply for full day and progressive options. Information on Pre-kindergarten available online.

Exploring our Kindergarten Programs

To attend kindergarten your child must be five years of age before March 1st of the school year currently enrolled.

This means that your child could start kindergarten in September at the age of four, as long as he or she turns five before the following March 1st.

The word kindergarten comes from a German word that means "children's garden". Kindergarten is a place for your child to grow and learn. We provide a learning environment that focuses on play and inquiry to support your child's development as a confident learner going into grade 1. We want this important first step toward a Catholic education to be a memorable experience for both of you.

We recognize that families appreciate choice in the type of programs to best suit their child and schedule needs. Our district provides a range of options that accommodate a range of family needs and may include some or all of the following options:

  • French Immersion
  • *Full-day Kindergarten - children attend school Monday through Friday, full days.
  • Full-day Alternating days - children attend school for full days on a set schedule of days.
  • Half-day Programs - morning or afternoon classes.
  • *Progressive Program - children attend half days until the spring and transition to full days later in the school year.

*Fees for these programs apply. Please inquire at your school of choice.

To learn more about our programs, please contact the schools below:


St. Albert


Albert Lacombe School
50 Gainsborough Avenue
English Instruction
(780) 459-4478

Vital Grandin Catholic School
39 Sunset Boulevard
English Instruction
(780) 459-7734
Bertha Kennedy Catholic School
175 Larose Drive
English Instruction
(780) 458-6101
École Father Jan
(French Immersion)
15 Mission Avenue
French Instruction
(780) 458-3300
J. J. Nearing Catholic Elementary School
196 Deer Ridge Drive
English Instruction
(780) 418-6330
École Marie Poburan
(French Immersion)
100 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue
French Instruction
(780) 458-1112
Neil M. Ross Catholic School
60 Woodlands Road
English Instruction
(780) 459-1244

Sister Alphonse Academy 

English Instruction

1 Joyal Way


Morinville Legal
Notre Dame School
9717 Morinville Drive
English/French Instruction
(780) 939-4688
Legal School
Box 420
English Instruction
(780) 961-3791

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