SAN GABRIEL, CA – San Gabriel Unified School District has opened enrollment for its transitional and kindergarten programs at its elementary schools, providing robust opportunities for early learning, and social and academic rigor of the District’s educational environment.

“San Gabriel Unified is dedicated to preparing students for personal, academic and professional success,” SGUSD Superintendent John Pappalardo said. “We are proud to offer dynamic kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs that nurture bright young minds into lifelong learners.”

The District’s transitional kindergarten program introduces children to a structured educational environment and jumpstarts learning with developmentally appropriate curriculum. The daily schedule includes class instruction and activities, small group instruction and independent hands-on learning experiences.

Transitional kindergarten classes are available at Roosevelt Elementary, which is home to the District’s one-of-a-kind music immersion program. Once students complete the TK program, they will enroll in their home school for kindergarten.

Kindergarten programs are offered at all five elementary schools: Coolidge, 421 North Mission Drive; McKinley, 1425 Manley Drive; Roosevelt, 401 South Walnut Grove; Washington, 300 North San Marino Ave.; and Wilson, 8317 East Sheffield Road.

McKinley Elementary offers a dual-language immersion program for its kindergarten and first-grade students, which aims to help students develop a high level of literacy in both Spanish and English.

Children must turn 5 years by Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten. For transitional kindergarten, children must turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. Children who turn 5 between Dec. 3 and Jan. 1 will be accepted into transitional kindergarten as space is available.

Parents can enroll their children by visiting their local San Gabriel Unified school between 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or by visiting For information about inter-district transfers, call (626) 451-5400.

031717_SANGAB_KINDER1: San Gabriel Unified transitional kindergarten students dance with excitement during a music immersion lesson at Roosevelt Elementary. The District has opened enrollment for its transitional and kindergarten programs, which provide robust early learning opportunities.

031717_SANGAB_KINDER2: San Gabriel Unified School District’s transitional kindergarten and kindergarten programs aim to jumpstart learning with developmentally appropriate curriculum.