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How to Apply Online

The online application for Kindergarten Lottery Programs will open on January 23, 2023.  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.

Kindergarten Lottery Programs 2023 Dates

January 16 - Register for local school/catchment school online
January 23 - Online applications open for Kindergarten Programs Lottery
February 8 - Deadline to register for catchment school in order to apply online for Kindergarten Programs Lottery
February 10 - Online Kindergarten Programs Lottery applications close
March 1 - Random draw for Kindergarten Programs Lottery begins
March 1 to March 10 - Lottery results emailed to applicants for accept and decline or with waitlist placements via email


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Applications are accepted from January 23 until the closing date of February 10 at midnight PST.
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Read parent frequently asked questions about the application process.

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