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Kindergarten Lottery
Kindergarten Lottery


Kindergarten Lottery 2021

The online application closed

February 12, 2021

NEW for 2021-2022 School Year

East Kensington Outdoor Learning (EKOLogy)
School-based Kindergarten Lottery

Program Information


Click the link below for information:

2021 Programs of Choice Lottery.pdf

Early French Immersion

Intensive Fine Arts



The Online application for Lottery 2021 will open on January 25, 2021.  Parents will have a 3-week window of opportunity to apply from January 25 to February 12, 2021 (at midnight)

January 2021 Virtual Open Houses

Virtual 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 2021.

East Kensington Outdoor Learning (EKOLogy) Program Information

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Early French Immersion Program Information

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Click here to view recorded session


Intensive Fine Arts Program Information

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm


Montessori Program Information

Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Traditional Program Information

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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

The Kindergarten online lottery allows parents to choose up to 3 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 their selected program or been placed on a waitlist.​

2021 Kindergarten Lottery - Dates

January 11th - Register for catchment/local school

January 25th - Online application opens for Kindergarten lottery

February 10th - Last day to register for catchment school in order to apply for Kindergarten lottery

February 12th - Online Kindergarten lottery applications close

February 22nd to March 12th - Random draw for lottery takes place. Lottery results emailed to applicants for accept and decline or with waitlist placements.


 Kindergarten Lottery

Important Details

The Kindergarten Choice Program online application process for September 2021 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 Kindergarten Lottery

Read parent frequently asked questions about the application process.