Student Registration Pre-K to Grade 12

Kindergarten Application 

All Vancouver elementary schools offer full day kindergarten for our youngest learners. To register, children must turn five years of age by December 31 in the same calendar year that they begin school. November 1 to the end of January is the priority enrollment period for children attending kindergarten for the following September (Frequently Asked Questions)

2 Steps are required:

Step 1:  Complete an online application form

If your child was born outside of Canada, you will need to complete your registration online through the  VSB - Newcomer Welcome Centre (NWC) 

Step 2: Verifying Documentation

  • Contact your English Catchment School Office to set up an appointment to bring your supporting documentation
  • Bring supporting documentation to your English catchment school office during your scheduled appointment

Please visit the Kindergarten Registration page for more information about kindergarten, including information about Kindergarten Choice Programs.

Grades 1 – 12 Applications

New to our school district?  If your child is in Grades 1-12, registration is done online throughout the year.

Applying involves 2 Steps:

Step 1Complete an online application form

Step 2: Verifying Documentation

  • Contact your English Catchment School Office to set up an appointment to bring your supporting documentation
  • Bring supporting documentation to your English catchment school office during your scheduled appointment
NOTE: Students enrolling in Vancouver School District who are moving from grade 7 to Grade 8 in September do not need to complete this form.  Registration will be facilitated by your child's current Vancouver Elementary School.

Please visit the Grade 1-12 School Application page for more information.

Choice Prograsm

Kindergarten Choice Programs

Parents must first register at their neighbourhood English catchment school (between November 1 and the end of January) before applying for a Kindergarten Choice Program.

Please visit the Kindergarten Choice Program page for more information.

Elementary Choice Programs (Grade 1 to 7)

Applying to Choice Programs in Grades 1 to 7 currently requires a paper form submission. Download the Choice Program Application Form

Please visit the Elementary Choice Program page for more information.

Secondary Choice Programs (Grade 8-12)

Vancouver Secondary Schools offer a variety of different Secondary Choice Programs.

Please visit the Secondary Choice Program page for more information.

Cross-Boundary Reg

Cross-Boundary (K-12)

Where space is available our schools accept cross-boundary applications (requests to attend an English school other than your catchment).  

Please visit the Cross-Boundary Application page for timelines and more information.

Strong Start/Early Learners Program (Pre-K)

StrongStart is for parents and caregivers with children up to age five. Vancouver has 19 StrongStart Centres operating in elementary schools.

Please visit the Early Learners page for more information.

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