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Free Full-Day Kindergarten

Quality Early Education Offered at 12 GESD Schools for the 2023-2024 School Year

Kindergarten is key to giving your child a good start to their education. That’s why the Glendale Elementary School District offers free, all-day kindergarten at 12 sites for children in the greater Glendale area.

A Day In the Life

A typical kindergarten day includes 420 minutes of instruction of the following:

  • Language and Literacy instruction, including oral language development, vocabulary building, phonemic awareness, guided and shared reading and the integration of social studies, science and math with language activities.
  • The writing process and writing projects such as journals, sharing, class books, and individual connected sentences.
  • Math, including sorting, graphing, addition and subtraction.

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Parents can register any child who will be five years of age before Sept. 1 at their local school. In order to register, parents will have to provide the following documents:

Verification of residency – These include:

  • Lease/rental contract
  • Escrow/mortgage documents
  • Utility bill listing the name and address of the parent/guardian.

Health records – Parents must physically provide one of the following:

  • An AZ Lifetime Immunization Booklet;
  • A signed and dated Arizona School Immunization Record (ASIR 109R);
  • Out-of-state records which have been signed and dated by the school office;
  • Doctor or hospital records;
  • Arizona State Immunization Information System (ASIIS);
  • Children’s Health Information Program (CHIP) software, following requirements of ASIR 109R.

Birth Certificate or another legal document. This includes:

  • An original birth certificate
  • Original baptismal record
  • Refugee card
  • Passport
  • Department of Economic Security (DES) or court papers assigning custody.

Custody papers, if applicable — Divorced, separated or other legal guardians are responsible for providing GESD with the necessary legal custody papers. Powers of Attorney need to be notarized and submitted to the school office every six months.

If transferring, or seeking open enrollment, parents must provide withdrawal papers from the last school the student attended.


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You can enroll your child for kindergarten today at these Glendale elementary schools:

Bicentennial South
7240 W. Colter

6905 W. Maryland

Desert Spirit
7355 W. Orangewood

7910 W. Maryland 

Don Mensendick
5535 N. 67th Ave.

Glendale American
8530 N. 55th Ave.

Glenn F. Burton
4801 W. Maryland

Harold W. Smith
6534 N. 63rd Ave.

8520 N. 47th Ave.  

5730 W. Myrtle 

Sunset Vista  
7775 W. Orangewood 

William C. Jack  
6600 W. Missouri 

Early Entry Kindergarten Testing