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How to Apply Online

The online application is now closed.

Parents will have a 3-week window of opportunity to apply, from January 23 (at 9:00 am) to February 10, 2023 (at 4:00 pm).  See instructions below.

How to Apply

  1. Beginning Monday, January 16, 2023 parents will register their child/children online for their local catchment school prior to applying for a seat in the Kindergarten lottery.
  2. Online applications for the Kindergarten lottery open Monday, January 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - parents apply by entering their details, their child's details (one application per child), and their preferred program/school choices (up to a maximum of three - listed in preferred order) and submit their application by the deadline of February 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm.
  3. Once the online applications have closed, a random lottery draw begins on March 1, 2023.
  4. An e-mail communication to all applicants - whether or not the result of the lottery is successful for their child - is sent out between the weeks of March 1 to March 10, 2023. Successful applicants will be placed at a Kindergarten Lottery Programs school. (There is no need to re-register at the lottery school; your registration package will be forwarded.)  All other applicants are placed on a waitlist.
  5. Program seats are filled until all available places have been allocated. Applicants that have been waitlisted may remain on the waitlist until if/when they are offered a place.
  6. If a student drops out of a program either before it has started or during the program, the applicant who is next on the waitlist for that place is contacted.
  7. Make sure you have everything you need before applying by consulting our online application checklist. You can also read parent's frequently asked questions.
  8. Apply now.

The kindergarten online lottery allows parents and guardians to register children entering kindergarten in four district-wide programs: 

Early French Immersion
Intensive Fine Arts
Applications are accepted from January 23 at 9:00 am until the closing date of February 10 at 4:00pm.

2023 Kindergarten Lottery Dates

  • January 16 - Register for catchment/local school online 
  • January 23 - Online application opens for kindergarten lottery 
  • February 8 - Last day to register for catchment school in order to apply for kindergarten lottery 
  • February 10 - Online kindergarten lottery application closes 
  • February 21 to March 10 - Lottery random draw takes place. Lottery results will be emailed to applicants to accept or decline and/or with waitlist placements 

Read parent frequently asked questions about the application process.

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