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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration opens January 21, 2019. Families must register at their neighbourhood catchment school.

The Abbotsford School District is proud to offer a wide range of educational options for all types of learners. In addition to excellent neighbourhood schools, we offer District Programs that include French ImmersionIntegrated Arts, Nature Kindergarten and Traditional Schools. If your child is turning 5 in 2019, it is time to register for Kindergarten! Come learn with us!

Kindergarten registration begins every January for children who will begin school the following September, via a Gradual Entry process

How do I register for Kindergarten?

  1. Enter your primary home address into our School Locator portal to determine your neighbourhood catchment school. 
  2. Register with your neighbourhood catchment school on January 21, 2019 - regardless of where you want to send your child.
  3. Was your child born outside of Canada? Set up an appointment with the School Board office to complete initial registration. Call (604) 859-4891 to make your appointment.
  4. Was your child born in CanadaComplete AP336 - Student Registration & Catchment forms and take your registration and appropriate documents to your neighbourhood catchment school on January 21, 2019.

Interested in District Programs?

Parents must register at their neighbourhood catchment school before applying for District Programs. A lottery draw process is used for our District Programs. The lottery draw registration process for District programs opens January 21, 2019. For specific registration information, contact the school and/or attend an information night (dates below). By late February you should hear back whether you have a space in the school or program. If you have not heard back by mid-February, please contact the school Principal of your neighborhood catchment school and they will help you find out about your child’s status.

What if I want to apply to a school in different neighbourhood catchment?

If you are interested in having your child attend a school that is not your catchment school, then you will need to apply through the out of catchment form (AP 336 - 4). Applications will be received by the requested school beginning February 1, 2019. The cross-boundary application deadline is February 2019. Cross-boundary applications will only be considered once all catchment students have been accommodated. Application does not guarantee acceptance.

Where can I get more information or help if I run into any difficulties?

For further assistance with the registration process or the online District program application process, contact your neighbourhood catchment school. They will be happy to assist you!

Key Registration Dates

  • January 21, 2019: Kindergarten Registration Opens!
  • January 22, 2019: Online Lottery Process for District Programs Opens (at 8:00am). 
  • January 25, 2019: Online Lottery Process for District Programs Closes (at 4:00pm).
  • February 1, 2019: General Registration Opens! (Gr. 1-12 Students) -- Including Cross Boundary Applications.