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Kindergarten Choice Lottery
Kindergarten Choice Lottery


Click below for the one-page information document.

2019 Kindergarten Lottery Parent Information - REV.pdf


Kindergarten Lottery 2019 for Programs of Choice


The On-Line application for Lottery 2019 will open on January 28th, 2019.  Parents will have a 3-week window of opportunity to apply from January 28 to February 18th, 2019 (at midnight)

January 2019 Open Houses

Kindergarten Programs of Choice


Intensive Fine Arts

Early French


Open House - Information Meeting for Parents/Guardians

ALL Information sessions are program based and are open to all interested parents regardless of which school you would choose. In the case of multiple open houses, please choose the location/date most convenient for you, for January 2019.

Montessori Program Information

* 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, District Education Centre, 14033 – 92nd Avenue, Surrey (No children please.)


Intensive Fine Arts Program Information

* 6:00 p.m.  Wednesday, Jan. 16 - White Rock Elementary, 1273 Fir Street, Surrey

* 5:00 p.m.  Wednesday, Jan. 16 - David Brankin Elementary, 9160-128 Street, Surrey  


Early French Immersion Program Information

* 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 - Peace Arch Elementary, 15877 Roper Avenue, Surrey

* 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 - Riverdale Elementary, 14835 - 108A Avenue, Surrey


Traditional Program Information

* 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 - Resource Education Centre, 14123 – 92nd Avenue, Surrey (No children please.)

The Kindergarten Choice Lottery allows parents and guardians to register children entering kindergarten in four District-wide programs.

The Kindergarten Choice Lottery allows parents to choose up to 3 Choice programs at their preferred locations.

The lottery opens in January and remains open to parents and guardians to register their children for several weeks.

The lottery is then closed and spaces are allotted though a randomized draw.

Parents will then be notified if they have received a space in a Choice program or else placed on a waitlist.​

Kindergarten Lottery 2019 Programs of Choice - Dates

​January 14th - Register at local school/catchment school

January 28th - Online applications open for lottery

February 13th - Deadline to register at catchment school in order to apply online for Choice Program

February 18th - Online applications close

February 25th - Random draw for lottery takes place

February 25th - March 15th - Lottery results sent to applicants for accept and decline or with waitlist placements via email.


 Kindergarten Choice Lottery

Important Details

The Kindergarten Choice Program online application process for September 2019 is NOW CLOSED. To add your child to a Choice Program school waitlist please contact the Choice Program school that you are most interested in having your child attend.

Choice Programs:

Intensive Fine Arts
Early French Immersion

 FAQs about the District Programs of Choice

Read parent frequently asked questions about the application process.

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