Sherwood Park, AB. — Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open—for children turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2023.

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) offers a wide range of meaningful early learning experiences that support each child’s academic, social and emotional development. Learning takes place in literacy-rich environments where children are encouraged to explore and discover through purposeful play-based activities. Guided by dedicated and caring early childhood teachers and educational assistants, children learn through a variety of age-appropriate activities—all aimed at expanding skills in reading, mathematics, citizenship and identity, personal and social responsibility, physical skills and well-being, creative expression, and environment and community awareness.

To make the registration process as smooth as possible, EIPS has put together an online EIPS Kindergarten Toolkit for families. The kit includes information about registration, schedules, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, how to find your designated school, transportation and more.

A variety of second language and alternative Christian kindergarten programming is available throughout the Division:

  • Alternative Christian
  • Logos Christian
  • French Immersion
  • German Language and Culture
  • Ukrainian Language and Culture


Register for Kindergarten. It’s Easy!

To register for the 2023-24 school year, simply complete the online registration form at


  • Determine your child’s designated school.
  • Complete the New Student Registration Form at
  • Scan and upload all required documents: proof of name, residence, date of birth and citizenship.
  • Additional documents to scan, if applicable, include a Guardianship Order and Parental Custody Agreement, if restrictions on access exist.

Student Transportation

Transportation is available for kindergarten children who live within the established student transportation service area—fees will apply. Parents and guardians can contact Student Transportation to determine which bus routes are available from their home to schools across the Division. EIPS also offers the Little Elk Island Adventure, a fun and informative program for first-time bus riders. Details for the 2023 program will be available later in the spring.


Elk Island Public Schools is one of Alberta’s largest school divisions, serving approximately 17,460 students in 43 schools. We are proud to be an integral part of our communities, including Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Strathcona and Lamont counties, and the western portion of the County of Minburn.


EIPS Kindergarten Toolkit
Registration information
Kindergarten calendar 2023-24
Find your designated school
Kindergarten Information Nights
Kindergarten programming
Student Transportation


For more information contact:
Laura McNabb, Director, Communication Services, EIPS 780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902