Registration & Fees

Kindergarten - Must be 5 on or before December 31, 2024

Thank you for your interest in Foothills Alliance Kindergarten. We provide an exceptional program with a strong foundation of social and academic skills that aim at developing the whole child. Kindergarten is a time for your child to learn through discovery and exploration, experience social interactions and develop communication skills. We offer an enriched Christian based program with strong literacy, numeracy, science, music and physical education components including field trips, Sportball program and special guests and events throughout the year. We believe each child is a gift from God and work to provide a caring, safe and supportive environment in which to maximize each child's potential... emotionally, intellectually, physically, spiritually, creatively and socially.

Our program has a well-earned reputation of excellence preparing students for any grade one program.

We are an Alberta Learning approved program with NO monthly fees as we are funded by the Alberta Government.

Why Half Days

In Alberta, Kindergarten is goverment funded based on a model of part-time instruction. This can mean a half-day program (like ours) provided 5 days per week, or a full day of Kindergarten 2 days per week, with the addition of a third day (usually a Friday) offered once a month.

At Foothills Alliance School we operate as a half-day program offered 5 days per week. Our focus is to provide excellence in Kindergarten education. Our experience and education guide our belief that attending class of 5 half-days a week is a better option for children at this stage of development.

Attending school each day provides consistency and continuity for early learners. Consistency is always helpful for children. When you are building new skills in communication, social interactions, and following directions, daily experiences strengthen learning and build confidence. The same applies to the academic concepts that we are teaching in class. The five day gap between a Wednesday or Thursday school day and the following Monday or Tuesday is a significant amount of time to a child, and time is spent reviewing past learning rather than moving on to new concepts.

When students attend school each day, our teachers can also more easily identify, monitor, and provide time to those children who benefit from one-on-one attention. It is also easier for our staff to monitor your child’s progress from day to day and provide feedback and encouragement.

There are other benefits: the length of a half-day is not overwhelming to children at this age. This is especially a concern at the start of the school year when most children are growing accustomed to a new environment, new challenges, and growing in maturity. Attending school each day also guarantees that your child will have social interaction with their peers daily. Attending school for half a day allows time for play dates, sports and arts lessons and activities, time with younger siblings, rest, or appointments. Children attending childcare options also benefit from a new environment for the half of their day. New activities and interactions help maintain interest levels and provide learning experiences.

We see better retention of learning from one day to the next when children consistently attend class. This builds confidence and pride in their accomplishments and gives us more time to move forward with new things.

For more information on Kindergarten readiness, frequently asked questions and testimonials, please email fapk@foothillsalliance.com for a Kindergarten Orientation Package.

How to Register for Kindergarten

What is Required?

2024/25 Kindergarten Registration: Registration Form

To register, please print off the application form, fill out ALL the information and attach cheques.

When does Registration Start?

Pre-Registration for current Foothills Alliance Preschool & Kindergarten students, siblings and past alumni begins on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Please drop registrations and payment off at the School office.

Registration for the public will commence on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 and will be ongoing until classes are full.

Please drop registrations and payment off at the School office.

Questions?

Please send us your questions via our contact form. We will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.

Fees

Fees for 2024/25 Kindergarten

  • Registration Fee: $100.00
    (non-refundable) No Monthly Fee

Tours

Kindergarten Tours Available

Call or e-mail School office for a tour (fapk@foothillsalliance.com) or 403.547.2193




Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten

How to Register for Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten

How to Register

2024/25 Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten Registration: Registration Form

Alumni registration

To register, please print off the application form, fill out ALL the information and attach cheques.

Pre-Registration for current Foothills Alliance Preschool & Kindergarten students, siblings and past alumni will begin Tuesday, February 6, 2024 and will be accepted by the Registrar starting at 9:00am. Please drop registrations off in the School office. Registrations will be ongoing.

Public registration

Registration for the public will commence online on Monday, February 26, 2024 and will be ongoing until classes are full. Registrations will continue during normal school hours after that.

  • Please fill out the online application form, it's a fillable PDF. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Once filled out, please save to your desktop.
  • On Monday, February 26, 2024 at 9:00am, please email fapk@foothillsalliance.com with your ATTACHED application form. (Do not send pictures taken with your phone)
    • Applications emailed before 9:00am on February 26, 2024 will go to the back of the line
  • Families with last names ending A-K
    Drop off the following on February 28, 2024 between the hours of 9:45am – 3:00pm: Exact cash or cheque only.
    • Completed Application form: pages 1-8
    • Completed Payment form: pages 9-10
    • Your registration fee
    • One month’s fee with the current date for the June deposit
    • A VOID cheque or bank Pre-authorized Debit form
  • Families with last names ending L-Z
    Drop off the following on February 29, 2024 between the hours of 9:45am – 3:00pm:Exact cash or cheque only.
    • Completed Application form: pages 1-8
    • Completed Payment form: pages 9-10
    • Your registration fee
    • One month’s fee with the current date for the June deposit
    • A VOID cheque or bank Pre-authorized Debit form
  • Registration is not complete until payment and banking information is received.
  • You will be emailed with confirmation of your Preschool class.

Questions?

Please send us your questions via our contact form. We will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.

Fees

Note: Current goverment subsidy will cover $85.00 per student, per month, of the fees below(subject to change).

Fees for 2024/25 Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten

  • Registration Fee: $115.00 (non-refundable)
  • Jr. Kindergarten: $230.00/month
  • 4 year old preschool: $190.00/month
  • 3 year old preschool: $190.00/month

Tours

Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten Tours Available

Call or e-mail School office for a tour (fapk@foothillsalliance.com) or 403.547.2193