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May 7, 2024

Pre-kindergarten is a free, ministry-funded program for 3- and 4-year old children in targeted school areas. Each classroom has a full-time professional teacher and an educational assistant.

Most programs run half days from Monday to Thursday with some Fridays targeted for family engagement activities. Full-day programs are offered in select communities.

Families interested in applying for a program or want more information, please contact the school in your neighbourhood. Space is limited.

Phone Number
Neighbourhoods served
Bishop Klein
1121 Northumberland Avenue
Massey Place
Bishop Roborecki
24 Pearson Place
Father Vachon
3722 Centennial Drive
Pacific Heights, Kensington
Pope John Paul II3035 Arlington Avenue306-659-7461Eastview
St. Angela
302 Russell Road
Silverwood Heights
St. Augustine - Saskatoon
602 Boychuk Drive
East College Park
St. Edward
1002 Avenue P North
Hudson Bay Park, Westmount
St. Frances
2141 McPherson Avenue
City-wide busing provided.
Full-day, every- other-day programs.
St. John
1205 Avenue N South
Holiday Park, King George
St. Marguerite
1235 McCormack Road
St. Maria Goretti
301 Avenue Q North
Mount Royal
St. Mark414 Pendygrasse Road306-659-7390Fairhaven
St. Mary’s Wellness & Education Centre
327 Avenue N South
Pleasant Hill, Riversdale
St. Michael
22-33rd Street East
City-wide busing provided.
Full-day, every-other-day programs
St. Volodymyr
302 Kellough Road
Sutherland, Forest Grove

Pre-kindergarten is a Ministry of Education funded program for 3 and 4-year-old children.

A holistic approach is foundational to the Pre-kindergarten program. This means that all aspects of a child’s life are considered within the program—the family, the community and his/her language, culture, social-emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development. Each classroom environment focuses on play and promotes hands-on learning opportunities.

Pre-kindergarten runs four days a week either mornings or afternoons (depending on the school) with some Fridays dedicated to family days, home visits and class outings. There are 16 students per class, one teacher and one educational assistant (8:1 ratio). Nutritional snacks are provided to students each day.

Families need to fill out an application for potential program placement. Due to the limited availability of pre-kindergarten programs, children and their families are selected for the program to ensure the most vulnerable children are served.

Download the pre-kindergarten application form.


Pre-kindergarten leads to improved social skills, better health and higher self-esteem. Children in need have the opportunity to develop the social, emotional and intellectual skills that will help them succeed. Early learning establishes a foundation for future school success and is an important investment in successful child development.

For more information visit the Ministry of Education website.

Early Learning Intensive Supports (ELIS)

Thanks to the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Agreement that was signed in March 2018, we are able to offer space for preschool-aged children who require intensive support in existing pre-kindergarten programs.

Learn more about the program

Download the application form (pdf)

Return completed forms and required documentation to:

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Student Services
420-22nd Street East
Saskatoon SK S7K 1X3

Questions? Contact:

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