A student will normally attend the school located in the catchment area in which their parents or legal guardians reside unless there is no physical, resource or program space available. You can find your catchment school by using the
school locator .
Priority 1 Registration opens November 1 and closes on Friday, January 25th.Families who apply to register their 2019/20 kindergarten children anytime during this time period will have the best chance at attending their catchment school.
Option 1 Use our new online registration option!
Register online, then bring your registration number and required documents into the
Central Registration Office between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on weekdays. We also have four evenings in November open specifically for kindergarten families. Bring your required documents to Central Registration on November 8, 15, 22 or 29 between 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Option 2 Come to the Central Registration Office between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on weekdays to complete a registration form. Please remember to bring your required documents (see below). We also have four evenings in November open specifically for Kindergarten families. On November 8, 15, 22 and 29, Central Registration will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Option 3 - Canadian CitizensCanadian citizens may complete option 1 or 2. In addition, from November 1 - 30, Canadian citizens may complete a paper registration form with all required documents at their catchment school during school office hours from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Elementary school offices are busy places and may at times need to adjust the hours available for registration.
Please note – Registering at the catchment school DOES NOT mean you will receive placement at that school. All registration applications submitted during Priority 1 (November 1 – January 25) will be notified of placement on Friday, February 8th, 2019.
No. All registrations received during the Priority 1 period will be considered equal. Registrations are not prioritized by date and there is no preference given to a registration that is received in November as compared to a registration that is received in January. Please register any time from November 1 - January 25 that is convenient for your family. If there are more applications to register than spots available, a random draw (lottery) within the category will be held.
The custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must personally attend to register. Children are welcome to attend, however it is not required.
As per district policy, a student will normally attend the school located in their catchment area in which their parents or legal guardians reside unless there is no physical, resource or program space available. Schools will have a set number of available kindergarten spaces, referred to as a “sustainable cohort” size. As per district policy kindergarten registration applications will be processed in the following order.
Current enrolment and registration situations for elementary schools is available here: Enrolment and Registration.pdf
In addition to registering for kindergarten, families are able to apply for a district program option such as French Immersion or Montessori. For more information on these programs please visit the
district program options website.
Applications for kindergarten district program options open November 1 and close January 25, 2019. Application forms need to be submitted in person to the
Central Registration Office during office hours.
Students who are registered in the Richmond School district are able to apply for an
out of catchment transfer . For 2019/20, the Round 1 transfer application period will be open from February 11 – 28, 2019. Transfer decisions will be provided to parents by Friday, March 15.
If you did not find your answers above and have further questions then please contact Central Registration at 604-668-6058.