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Registration Information

Who should register at the District Reception and Placement Center(DRPC) ? 

> All students NOT BORN in Canada

> Grade 1 to Grade 12 students born in Canada who DO NOT speak English as their home language.

       Go to the DRPC registration page for more information.


Who should register at neighbourhood schools?

>  Grade 1 to Grade 12 students born in Canada who speak English as their home language.

>  All Kindergarten students born in Canada regardless of their home language.


Fill out the student application form (fillable pdf) and bring it to your neighbourhood school when registering

your child(ren). it contains a helpful checklist with the documents you'll need to bring with you to the school. 

When can I register my child for school?

  • Priority registration period from November to January for Kindergarten starting the following September
  • Learn all about Kindergarten Registration at:
  • Regular applications for catchment schools will continue through to September


Cross Boundary Information

Vancouver schools will begin accepting cross-boundary applications during the month of February. Families who submit a cross-boundary application during this time will be informed of their child’s status by the end of March. 

Families should visit their neighbourhood school and pick up a cross boundary application form. On the form families are asked to indicate other schools to which they have submitted a cross boundary form.

If the requisite space and facilities are determined to be available, cross boundary applications will be accepted in the following priority:

  • Students enrolled as residents during the current school year or accepted on a cross boundary application during the previous year;
  • Siblings (when other siblings are attending the school concurrently);
  • Students enrolled in on-site childcare programs, or whose childcare needs are provided within the attendance area;
  • Students whose residence falls within the attendance areas of other Vancouver schools;
  • Students whose residence falls outside the Vancouver School District

Applications will be time and date stamped upon receipt at the school.

Families may only accept one cross boundary offer. Once a family agrees to accept an offer, their application for cross boundary at other schools will be nullified.

Waitlists will be established for cross boundary students not accepted, to be maintained until September 30.


Families can submit a  late cross boundary application after March 1; however, schools do not have an obligation to formally inform parents of their status. Cross-boundary applications submitted after February will be processed on a first-come basis, accounting for space, program and staffing availability.​