Priority kindergarten registration at the Vancouver School District will run from November 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022. This year, children born in 2017 are eligible for kindergarten registration and begin going to school starting September 2022. Kindergarten applications received at any point within the priority enrolment time frame will be part of the priority enrolment period.
Registration is a two-step process. First, register your child online at govsb.ca/kindergartden. The online tool automatically locates the English catchment school based on a family's primary home address. Once information is submitted online, families need to complete the application process with a visit to their neighbourhood catchment school with their child and the required documents before January 31, 2022
Families who are interested in registering their children in a District choice program must still register their child at their catchment school. Registering for a choice program is a separate process and runs from January 10, 2022 to February 3, 2022. More information can be found on the District website, under kindergarten choice registration.
Families who wish to apply to a school outside of their catchment area (known as cross-boundary) will also need to register their child at their neighbourhood catchment school first. Registering for cross-boundary is a separate process and runs from February 1-28, 2022. Cross boundary applications will only be considered after all in-catchment students have been accommodated. More information can be found on the District website, under cross boundary registration.
By mid February 2022, families that applied for District choice programs and identified full schools will be notified of their child’s enrolment status.
By the end of April 2022, all families with children registered for kindergarten will know which school they are attending come September 2022. All students will be offered a placement in a Vancouver school.
To Learn more and make a note of key dates visit kindergarten registration or checkout the FAQs on kindergarten registration.