Children bring with them a unique kind of curiosity, energy and zest of life. We believe it is our role to provide a kindergarten learning environment that facilitates the best possible place to grow, develop, and learn. A play-based program in an environment that is trusting and encouraging will enable each child to feel comfortable enough to take "risks" to learn, enabling them to reach their potential.

We will endeavour to plan, adapt and/or change instruction to meet the particular needs of each child. A variety of learning experiences using various instructional strategies will be implemented to meet many different styles of learning. We are committed to the growth of skills and attitudes in each developmental area (social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative). We want your child's first year in school to be the best beginning filled with happy and successful experiences.

Full-Time Kindergarten Program

Graminia School is excited to offer an inquiry-nature based full-time Kindergarten program for the 2024-25 school year. This full-day everyday program focuses on classroom learning and curricular outcomes of the Kindergarten curriculum in the morning with the afternoon programming being student-led, nature based, inquiry learning. At Graminia School students will be registered in one class cohort that is together on all the days. While first priority for spaces within this program will be allocated to those students currently residing in Graminia School’s catchment area, students from all schools are welcome to register for this program.

Full-time Kindergarten operates on a cost-recovery basis, running only if there are enough registrations and deposits. The program costs for the 2024-2025 school year will be $450/month per child, and a deposit of $900 is due at the time of registration. Payments can be made in person at the school office by cash, debit or credit.

Registration for the program typically remains open until mid-April prior to the start of the school year. If more than 21 students register for full-time Kindergarten, a draw will be used as a fair means to determine which students will be accepted into the program, priority will be given to students living int he Graminia catchment area. If an insufficient number of students has enrolled by the registration deadline, the program will not go forward and all deposits will be returned. Parents and guardians will receive confirmation of deposit receipt and enrolment shortly after the registration deadline has passed and the draw (if applicable) has been made.

As full-time Kindergarten is a program of choice, transportation costs are not included in the program fee, and bus service is subject to availability. For more information about rider eligibility, please visit the Parkland School Division Transportation page.



  • Registration requirements for Kindergarten are the same as those for Grades 1 through 12. For more information, please visit the Parkland School Division Registration page.
  • If you are interested in registering your child for our full-time Kindergarten program, please contact our school after you have completed the regular PSD registration process.
  • A child entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old by the last day of December of the school year in which he or she begins Kindergarten.
  • Kindergarten programs are offered on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday with alternating Fridays.