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The Surrey School District is pleased to welcome all new students to our schools. In order to help support social distancing in our schools, we are now offering a new online registration system for parents. Please note that registration at your school of choice is based on availability.
When registering your child, please note the following process:
Use the School Locator Tool to determine your catchment school
Complete the online registration request form
The school district recognizes that personal circumstances may make it difficult for some individuals to complete the registration process. Please discuss any unique circumstances with the school principal when you are contacted. We welcome all new students and we are pleased to assist in any way we can.
Please see below for important information regarding the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact your catchment school or the school district at 604-596-7733.
Once your form is processed the school will contact you regarding required documentation. The following documents are required:
Proof of birth date for the student (birth certificate or passport).
Proof of guardianship (as shown on child's birth certificate, or other appropriate legal documentation such as landed immigrant document or guardianship order).
Proof of citizenship for both the parent and student (Canadian Birth Certificate, Citizenship Card, Passport, Landed Immigrant Document, Permanent Resident Card, Enhanced Driver's License or Enhanced Identification Card).
Proof of residence (e.g., ordinarily resident) of parent/guardian in BC:
Three pieces of identification showing the address of residence (purchase or rental agreement, utility bill, driver's license, etc.)
One of the three pieces above must be government issued in order to complete the registration process (BC driver's license, BC Services Card, BCID or BC Care Card of parent/legal guardian).
Documents which are helpful, but not required:
Health documents (care card, immunization records, medical condition information);
Educational background (report cards).
Children who turn five-years-old before Jan. 1, 2021 are eligible to begin school in September 2020.The same documents listed above for new students must also be provided to register a student for kindergarten. As noted above, to help support social distancing in our schools, we are now offering a new online registration system for parents. Registration at your school of choice is based on availability.
In addition, please see the gradual entry calendar and information sheet for Kindergarten students beginning school this September (2020):
Kindergarten 2020 Gradual Entry Calendar Kindergarten 2020 Gradual Entry Information Sheet
For more information on registering for the Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning (SAIL) please click here.
Surrey Schools offers a number of "choice" programs that challenge students and enhance special skills or subscribe to certain philosophies. Students still receive the regular B.C. school curriculum, but also have an opportunity to extend their understanding and experience.
You do not need to live near the school or in the district to enroll.
Kindergarten registration in the four most popular programs (French Immersion, Intensive Fine Arts, Montessori and Traditional) is done through an online lottery application.
Click here for more information about the kindergarten programs of choice lottery
As a growing district, enrolment at some district schools is already at, or over capacity. No waiting list can be maintained at the following schools at this time. Please see the school district's regulations for more details on how the allocation process works. The following schools are unable to accept out-of-catchment registrations (except siblings of current students):