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Kindergarten lottery applications open Jan. 23-Feb. 10

K%20lottery%20flyer%202023.JPGOnline applications for the lottery for select 2023 kindergarten programs at Surrey and White Rock elementary schools open on Monday, Jan. 23.

Lottery applications for kindergarten programs opens Monday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. and will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. The Programs of Choice lottery system is for students hoping to enter the Early French Immersion, Montessori, Intensive Fine Arts and Traditional programs in September 2023.

Parents and guardians have a three-week window to apply between Jan. 23 and Feb. 10. Once the online application process has closed, a random automated draw will take place between Feb. 21 and March 10. An email with the lottery results will be sent to all applicants during the weeks of Feb. 21 to March 10, when parents can accept, decline or be placed on a waiting list.

To apply for the kindergarten lottery, click here. See also the kindergarten lottery flyer and FAQ.

The kindergarten lottery is held for programs offered at the following schools:

Early French Immersion

  • École Laronde Elementary
  • École Martha Currie Elementary
  • École Pacific Heights Elementary
  • École Peace Arch Elementary
  • École Riverdale Elementary
  • École Simon Cunningham Elementary
  • École Woodward Hill Elementary

Intensive Fine Arts

  • David Brankin Elementary
  • White Rock Elementary


  • Douglas Elementary
  • Latimer Road Elementary
  • Mountainview Montessori


  • Cloverdale Traditional
  • McLeod Road Traditional
  • Surrey Traditional

EKOLogy program at East Kensington Elementary

The East Kensington Outdoor Learning (EKOLogy) program is also holding a lottery for kindergarten entry. Online applications for this program starts Monday, Jan 23 at 9 a.m. and will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. To register, click here.

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