The GPS Early Childhood program is for students from 2 to 4 years of age. Students must be potty trained to enroll in our Preschool program. Admission is on a rolling basis and we will continue to enroll children throughout the school year as long as space is available.
Preschool begins at age 2 years old (by September 1 of the academic year). GPS has flexible programs which include 2 day, 3 day and 5 day attendance with both half-day and full-day options.
Pre-Kindergarten is a full-day, three-day-a-week program in preparation for Kindergarten. Students applying for Pre-Kindergarten need to be four years old before September 1 of the year in which they are enrolling.
Jr. Kindergarten is a full-day, five-day-a-week International Baccalaureate program in preparation for Kindergarten. Students applying for Jr. Kindergarten need to be four years old before September 1 of the year in which they are enrolling.
Submit an Admissions Application
To apply for any one of our Early Childhood programs, complete the Early Childhood Admissions Application form and submit it along with the $100 application fee.
Student Visit / Entrance Assessment
Upon receiving the Admissions Application and Fee, the Admissions office will schedule a Student Visit and, for Jr. Kindergarten applicants, an Entrance Assessment.
During the Student Visit, applicants visit the classroom and meet the teachers either during a personal school tour with their parent(s), or during a separate student visit prior to enrolling.
During the Entrance Assessment, applicants to the Jr. Kindergarten program participate in a one-on-one session with a teacher or administrator to determine readiness for the program. These are scheduled during the school day and are approximately 30 minutes in length.
Teacher’s Report (Jr. Kindergarten only)
Families applying to Jr. Kindergarten should submit the confidential Teacher’s Report form to the applicant’s current preschool teacher or director. Completed forms should be mailed or faxed directly to GPS from the child’s current school.
Families applying to the Early Years Program will receive enrollment notification upon completion of the admissions process.
Please note the California state requirement for immunizations. We will need documentation from your child’s doctor before school starts that all required immunizations have been obtained.