Preschool & Pre-K
Now accepting applications at American Leadership Academy, Gilbert South!
Your child’s first school experience sets the tone for their entire academic career. At Gilbert South, we want that experience to be a great one.
Gilbert South’s Little Leaders program is dedicated to creating a learning environment that is supportive, creative, and that encourages little learners to become Little Leaders. With highly-qualified staff members to guide them, Little Leaders will develop social, creative, fine motor, and core academic skills, which will prepare them for a bright and exciting academic future!
It’s never too early to invest in your child’s success. Apply to enroll your Little Leader in a Gilbert South Preschool or Pre-K program today!
Gilbert South K-6 Campus, located at 1750 E. Riggs Rd., creates a learning environment that is perfect for early learners. Our classroom layouts promote structured learning, to prepare students for kindergarten and first grade. We also have an outdoor playground to encourage movement and creative play.
Our mission, vision, and values
The Little Leaders mission is to provide the best early educational experience to as many students possible in a moral and wholesome environment. Using American Leadership Academy's RAISE values as part of the learning experience, we're able to help students build essential life and leadership skills.
Preschool & pre-k monthly tuition and enrollment details
Registration is a nonrefundable $100.00 fee to be paid at the time of enrollment. Monthly tuition is prorated based on number of school days within the school year. All payments are due the 1st of the month. All payments received after the 5th of the month will incur a 10% late payment fee. All payments will be processed at www. mybrightwheel.com.
• ALA (K-12) Sibling Discount: 10% off monthly fee
• Prepay full school year Discount: 10% off total fee
* *Enrollment exceptions will be made for students if they pass a Kindergarten Prep Readiness Assessment and if their birthday is before December 1st. No students with birthdays after December 1st will be enrolled in the 4-year-old-class.
**Programs based on availability.
** One discount per family is permitted.
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*The cost for two full days of pre-k is $310 per month. The cost of three full days of pre-k is $470 per month.
Preschool is often a child’s first introduction to a structured learning environment. Little Leaders Preschoolers at ALA Gilbert South develop social, sensory, and motor skills, which are key in a school environment. They also learn numbers and letters, along with the basics of how to use them in math, reading, and writing.
A positive kindergarten experience will set a child up for a love of learning and academic success. At ALA Gilbert South, we want to set the stage for that positive experience in our pre-k program, teaching foundational concepts (aligned with Arizona Early Learning Standards and American Leadership Academy's K-12 Core Knowledge Sequence model), and other foundational skills. Some of these skills include social interaction, emotional development, communication, literacy, science, technology, and health.
Snacks & Lunch
1/2 Day students:
Parents provide snacks by assignment, on a rotating basis.
Full Day Students:
Full-day students may bring a lunch from home, or purchase lunch from the school’s food service provider. The cost of lunch is $3.00 per day. Lunch payments are accepted on your Infinite Campus account.
Little Leaders who are enrolled in our full day preschool and pre-K program can bring lunch from home or order food at our school. Daily meals are $3 and include one entree, a fruit, a veggie, and a drink.
Download our Little Leaders Handbook here!