Kindergarten

Queen Creek Unified School District offers tuition-free, full-day kindergarten programs at all of our nine elementary schools.

Program Highlights

Our kindergarten students enjoy a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum in a safe learning environment.

  • Full-day and half-day options
  • One accelerated kindergarten option (Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary)
  • Small class sizes
  • Safe learning environment
  • Comprehensive and challenging instruction in academic core areas (reading, writing, math, science, and social studies)
  • Social and emotional learning
  • College and career exploration
  • Before and after-school enrichment programs
  • Virtual option (Queen Creek Virtual Academy)

A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if the child is five years of age by August 31 of the current school year. If a child turns five between September 1 and December 31 of the current school year, he/she is eligible to apply for early kindergarten entrance testing (scroll down further for more information about early entrance testing).

Do you have a kindergarten student? Find out which school students should attend.

Enrollment/Registration Information

Complete a paper application or if they are brand new to the district, they can start enrollment process online.

Early-Entrance Testing

Early-entrance kindergarten testing dates for the 2021–2022 school year will take place on June 2 and 3, 2021, with the last testing date on July 7, 2021. Testing will be done in a group/classroom setting with six to nine children being tested at a time. Testing will include academic, social, and motor skills. We will not give any other testing information. All results are final.

  • Testing will last approximately one hour. Parents/guardians must stay on site until the testing is completed. We will not permit parents/guardians in the testing classroom.
  • The non-refundable cost is $30, payable by cash or check. 

Please fill out the early kindergarten testing application. Please print and mail or bring the form in with the registration fee to the district office at 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142; ATTN: Early Kinder Testing.

Please call (480) 987-7488 to set up an appointment for your child.