Students in the Vancouver School District are allowed to register at a school outside of their catchment area as a cross boundary applicant. Cross boundary applications will only be considered after all in-catchment students have been accommodated.
How to Apply Cross Boundary:
Step 1: You MUST register at your English Catchment School BEFORE submitting a cross boundary application.
Step 2: Complete an Online Application Form
Step 3: The school will inform you of the status of your application by March 31
CROSS BOUNDARY APPLICATION PERIOD No late or early applications will be accepted
First school day of February
Last school day of February
Priority categories for cross boundary applicants are:
- 1st: Non-catchment student with a sibling concurrently attending the same program – has a sibling that will be concurrently attending the same location, in the same program
- 2nd: Non-catchment student (Daycare) - A student resident in the School District enrolled in child care within the catchment (applies to Kindergarten - Grade 7 only)
- 3rd: Non-catchment student – A student that is a resident within the District
- 4th: Non-District student – A British Columbian resident who does not reside in the Vancouver School District
Please note that the online Cross-Boundary Application form is for English program cross-boundary applications only. French Immersion cross-boundary applications are submitted directly to French Immersion school offices.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact your catchment school principal.