Full-Day Kindergarten

  • Full-Day Kindergarten - No tuition

    Our district provides full-day kindergarten at Borah, Bryan, Fernan STEM, Winton and Northwest Expedition elementary schools. These full-day classrooms are tuition-free and funded in part by federal Title funds as well as local levy funds. (Education funding from the state of Idaho only covers the cost of half-day kindergarten programs.) Studies show that students in full-day kindergarten benefit from more time in reading, writing, math, social skills and other learning activities. 

    Full-Day Kindergarten - Tuition

    The District now provides full-day kindergarten options at six other elementary schools. This began as a pilot program in 2018-19 and was expanded for the 2019-20 school year. This program expands upon the traditional half-day kindergarten program, allowing parents to pay tuition for an extra session so their child may attend full-time. 

    Full-day, tuition-based kindergarten classrooms are available at:
    Atlas Elementary
    Dalton Elementary
    Hayden Meadows Elementary
    Ramsey Magnet School
    Skyway Elementary
    Sorensen Magnet School 
    To apply for the 2020-21 Full Day Tuition-based Kindergarten program, please see the information and complete the application found under our Kindergarten Registration page.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When are students eligible to attend kindergarten?

    All children enrolling in kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which the child enrolls.

    What is the cost of tuition-based full-day kindergarten?

    Annual Tuition: $2,475

    Monthly Tuition: $275

    Monthly tuition will be paid by direct withdrawal from a bank account.

    What if my school doesn’t offer tuition-based full-day kindergarten?

    If your school doesn’t offer the program, or if the program at your school is full, you may submit an application for open enrollment at another school that offers the program and has space available during our regular open enrollment window and process. Parents are responsible for transportation.

    Questions? Contact Christine Ballard at cballard@cdaschools.org or (208) 664-8241.