Information for New Residents
If you are new, contact a local school or School Board for information about registering your child for the next school year (September to June). Notices about registration for grades 1 to 12 are published in local newspapers in August.
To register your child for Junior or Senior Kindergarten, contact a school board in February of the year (January to December) that your child becomes 4 or 5 years old. (OCDSB: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board)
To register your child for school, you must have:
- the child's "proof of age",
- health card,
- proof of immunization against childhood diseases.
- Junior kindergarten is for children who will be 4 years old by December 31.
- Senior kindergarten for children who will be 5 years old by December 31.
- Elementary school, grades 1-8, who will be 6 years old by December 31.
- Middle school is grades 6-8.
- Secondary school is grades 9-12.