WHEN CAN MY CHILD START KINDERGARTEN?
Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2020 may enter school in September 2020. You may defer your child's enrollment until September 2021.
WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER MY CHILD?
Kindergarten registration (except for Programs of Choice - Montessori, Mandarin Bilingual, Reggio and French Immersion) within School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) will be held from February 3 to 5, 2020 in all elementary schools.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN REGISTERING YOUR CHILD IN ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS OF CHOICE?
Programs of Choice page for more information, including application deadlines and parent information meeting locations.
HOW DO I KNOW MY CATCHMENT SCHOOL?
All students must be registered for Kindergarten at their catchment area school. Catchment is based on permanent home address.
To determine your catchment school, use the School Locator on our website.
If parents wish their child to attend an out-of-catchment school, registration must still be completed at your catchment school. Applications for cross catchment transfers will be accepted February 6 to February 12, 2020.
Read more information on the Cross-Catchment process
Kindergarten students who have a sibling at a school outside their catchment will be accepted at the sibling's school (provided the sibling will still be in attendance the following school year) and are requested to register at the sibling's school.
Kindergarten children with siblings in a program of choice must still apply online. Parents do not need to fill out a cross catchment application verifying sibling status.
CAN I USE MY CHILDCARE FACILITY ADDRESS TO DETERMINE MY CHILD'S CATCHMENT SCHOOL?
No. According to the School Act, enrolment can only be based on the home address.
WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR REGISTERING MY CHILD?
Funding Eligibility Checklist for documentation required for registration. This may also be found on the school's website.
ARE YOU A NON-RESIDENT?
Please contact or visit:
International Education Department
1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam
Bring along proof of status in Canada, proof of residency, and proof of guardianship (if applicable).