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Tempe Elementary Kindergarten Program

Where Bright Futures Begin.

Enroll In Tempe Elementary Schools, no matter where you live! Tempe Elementary has offered free, full-day kindergarten at all of its elementary schools since 2000. Our long-standing program is based on years of experience in delivering a full-day curriculum. For parents who prefer it, we also provide a highly acclaimed half-day kindergarten program at one of our elementary schools.


Call today to schedule a tour at any of our amazing kindergarten programs.
Enroll your child for the 2020-2021 school year starting January 16, 2020*!


 

Age Requirements:

If your child turns 5 years old on or before August 31, 2020, he or she is eligible to start kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. 

We welcome ready 4-year-olds! Children turning 5 years old between September 1 and December 31, 2020 can start kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year in any of our schools as long as:

  • they pass our FREE, one-hour readiness screening*,
  • AND they enroll and start school within the first week of the school year. Four-year-olds may not start school after the first week of the school year!

Children turning 5 January 1, 2021 or after are NOT eligible for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit our Preschool website at: www.tempeschools.org/preschool to see our preschool options. 

Free Early Entrance Screenings (for children turning five in September, October, November, or December of 2020) are listed below!*


 

We Offer: 

Individualized instruction for every student
Our kindergarten program is designed in a way that allows teachers to differentiate instruction so they can focus on the individual needs of each student.

Passionate teachers who care about your child
Our teachers not only strive to provide the most effective individualized instruction, they also nurture each child's unique talents and abilities to make sure they feel special and loved.

Curriculum that goes beyond the A-B-C's and 1-2-3's
Special subjects like physical education, music, technology, library, and art provide a fun and creative outlet for kindergarten students.

Strong foundation and supportive environment
We promise to provide your child with a positive environment where they will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. And, we strongly encourage you, the parent, to be an active part of your child's education – both at home and in the classroom.

Before- and afterschool care
Award-winning before- and afterschool care is available at or near most of our schools through the East Valley Boys and Girls Clubs, City of Tempe Kid Zone and with other local organizations. Visit our Before and Afterschool Care page or call your school of choice to find out about specific before- and afterschool options.  

How to Enroll:

Step 1: Complete the enrollment packet. Click here to request an enrollment packet. Sometime in January, before Kindergarten Registration Night, you may also download an enrollment packet here. 

Step 2: Gather required documents:
  1. Child's certified birth certificate
  2. Immunization records
  3. Legitimate proof of current address (such as mortgage, rental or lease agreement, utility bill, phone/cable bill, bank statement, etc.)
  4. Open Enrollment Application - only necessary if you live outside the attendance boundary for the school you are enrolling in

Step 3:

Registration Dates & Locations:

Enroll at any school office during regular office hours.

Office hours are as follows:

Aguilar Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Laird School
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Arredondo Elementary
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meyer Montessori
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Broadmor Elementary
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nevitt Elementary 
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Carminati Elementary
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rover Elementary 
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Curry Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Scales Technology Academy
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Frank Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thew Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Fuller Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Ward Traditional Academy
 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holdeman Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Wood Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Hudson Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
 

 

*Screening Process for 4-year-olds

Only children turning 5-years-old September 1 through December 31 are required to be screened. During the screening, the parent will answer a short questionnaire and the child will complete some age-appropriate tasks. 

We will host screenings on the following dates/times:

  • February 6 - 3 - 5 p.m. at Laird School (1500 N. Scovel St, Tempe 85281)
  • March 19 - 3 - 5 p.m. at Nevitt Elementary School (4525 E. Saint Anne Ave, Phoenix, 85042)
  • April 16 - 4 - 6 p.m. at Scales Technology Academy (1115 W. 5th St, Tempe, 85281)
  • May 14 - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Bustoz Professional Learning Center (2020 E. Carson Dr, Tempe 85282)

Our summer screenings are at the following dates and times, and will be held at Bustoz Professional Learning Center. 
  • June 17 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • June 24 - 2 - 7 p.m.
  • June 25 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All 4.8 screenings will be completed by June 25. We will no longer screen in the months of July or August.
All students who pass the 4.8 Screener between January and June must begin school by the first Friday of the first week of school, August 7, 2020.  

 

No appointment is necessary. Please note that children must be toilet trained in order to complete the screening. 

View a map of our elementary schools below.

 


 


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