Starting in September 2023, school authorities will implement 3 new K to 3 curriculums with teachers and students in classrooms. These 3 subjects include:
When the 2023-24 school year begins, all K to 6 students will also be learning the new English language arts and literature and mathematics curriculums.
School authorities will have the option to implement new curriculum for grades 4 to 6 French First language and literature, French immersion language arts and literature and science or wait until the 2024-25 school year.
We will continue to take a balanced and measured approach to piloting and implementing the remaining draft K to 6 subjects based on insight and advice from the Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group.
- News: French and science curriculums ready for classrooms (March 17, 2023)
Renewing focus on essential knowledge
Parents and teachers have waited a long time for a curriculum that brings a renewed focus to literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills.
The revised and strengthened Kindergarten to Grade 6 (K to 6) curriculum gives students a strong base of essential knowledge for future learning.
Based on proven research, this curriculum is designed to improve student outcomes across all subjects, following several years of declining and stagnant student performance. It delivers on our commitment to refocus learning on essential knowledge and skills to give children the best possible chance at success.
Have your say
The draft K to 6 curriculum was released on March 29, 2021 for a transparent, year-long public review process. Since then, we have listened to all feedback from classroom piloting and engagement activities.
With this insight, we are updating all K to 6 subjects for piloting and implementation in phases, beginning in the 2022-23 school year. Stay informed about curriculum renewal and feedback opportunities. Sign up for notifications at have your say.
Key learning themes
Alberta's new K to 6 curriculum is founded on 4 key learning themes: literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills.
These themes are applied in all grades across all subject areas. This new focus ensures classrooms are centres of learning excellence.
The K to 6 curriculum outlines what students will learn in each subject and grade.
Students will gain specific knowledge and foundational skills that will prepare them for the future.
Stay informed about K to 6 renewal and feedback opportunities.