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Kindergarten Registration

The Abbotsford School District is proud to offer a wide range of educational options for all different types of learners, in addition to excellent neighbourhood schools. We also offer programs of choice that include French ImmersionIntegrated Arts, Nature Kindergarten and Traditional Schools.

Registration begins January 2018 for children who will begin school the following September, via a Gradual Entry process.

So how do I register?

  1. Enter your primary home address into our School Locator portal to determine your neighbourhood catchement school. 
  2. Register with your neighbourhood catchment school - regardless of where you want to send your child.
  3. Was your child born outside of Canada?
    Set up an appointment with the School Board office to complete initial registration.
  4. Was your child born in Canada?
    Complete the Student Registration form and take your registration to your neighbourhood catchment school.

What if I want to apply for a District Program?

Parents must register at their neighbourhood catchment school before applying for District Programs. A lottery draw process is used for our Traditional Schools and Integrated Arts School to provide an appointment date for student registration. Registration for our Early French Immersion program and Nature Kindergarten program is done directly at the schools.

By late February you should hear back whether you have a space in the school or program. You will be given a formal offer of a space in a Kindergarten District Program. If you have not heard back by mid-February, please contact the school Principal of your neighborhood catchment school and they will help you find out about your child’s status.

What if I want to apply to a school in different neighbourhood catchment?

If you are interested in having your child attend an school that is not your catchment school, then you will need to apply through the cross-boundary application process. Applications will be reviewed by the requested school beginning February 2018. The cross-boundary application deadline is February 2018. Cross-boundary applications will only be considered once all catchment students have been accommodated. Application does not guarantee acceptance.

Where can I get more information or help if I run into any difficulties?

For further assistance with the registration process or the online District program application process, contact your neighbourhood catchment school. They will be happy to assist you.

Attend a Parent Information Night!

  • Early French Immersion - 2018 date to be announced!
  • Traditional Schools - 2018 date to be announced!
  • Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts - 2018 date to be announced!
  • Nature Kindergarten - 2018 date to be announced!