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.
|School||Address||Phone Number||Neighbourhoods served|
|Bishop Klein||1121 Northumberland Avenue||306-659-7150||Massey Place|
|Bishop Roborecki||24 Pearson Place||306-659-7180||Confederation|
|Father Vachon||3722 Centennial Drive||306-659-7210||Pacific Heights, Kensington|
|Pope John Paul II||3035 Arlington Avenue||306-659-7461||Eastview|
|St. Angela||302 Russell Road||306-659-7250||Silverwood Heights|
|St. Augustine - Saskatoon||602 Boychuk Drive||306-659-7270||East College Park|
|St. Edward||1002 Avenue P North||306-659-7300||Hudson Bay Park, Westmount|
|St. Frances||2141 McPherson Avenue||306-659-7310||City-wide busing provided.|
Full-day, every- other-day programs.
|St. John||1205 Avenue N South||306-659-7360||Holiday Park, King George|
|St. Marguerite||1235 McCormack Road||306-659-7380||Partridge|
|St. Maria Goretti||301 Avenue Q North||306-659-7340||Mount Royal|
|St. Mark||414 Pendygrasse Road||306-659-7390||Fairhaven|
|St. Mary’s Wellness & Education Centre||327 Avenue N South||306-659-7400||Pleasant Hill, Riversdale|
|St. Michael||22-33rd Street East||306-659-7240||City-wide busing provided.|
Full-day, every-other-day programs
|St. Volodymyr||302 Kellough Road||306-659-7470||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.
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.
Return completed forms and required documentation to:
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
420-22nd Street East
Saskatoon SK S7K 1X3