Elementary Schools (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8)
N.B. Process for families with a JK/SK child who resides in the boundary of a full-time kindergarten school who may desire a part-time placement for the child:
- Parents are asked to register at their home full-time kindergarten school, as that is the registration process for our Board.
- Parents are welcome to share their situation with the school principal and/or their school superintendent. We will work with each family on an individual basis to find the best way to meet their child’s needs. There are several options families may wish to consider:
A child can attend the full-time kindergarten program as a part-time student.
A child can attend the full-time kindergarten program part-time in the fall, and later in the year when the child is older, attend full- time.
A child can attend a half-time kindergarten program at a different school.
As more information becomes available about the curriculum of the full-time kindergarten classes, a parent may decide to put their child in the full-time kindergarten program as a full-time student.
Again, we are pleased to work with each family on an individual basis to find the best way to meet their child’s needs.
Subject to the provisions of the Education Act, all persons having the right of attendance shall be admitted to York Region Catholic elementary schools. Please review our Admissions Policies 226A to 226C for detailed information.
Standard Admission Criteria: The parent/guardian must provide the following ORIGINAL documents for each child to be considered for admission:
Separate School Support form(s), completed and duly signed; or proof of current Property Tax Bill indicating Separate School Support designation at your place of residence.
Note: In the past, the schools required proof of Immunization Record on behalf of the child(ren). This procedure is now revised and the schools will no longer collect these records. For Immunization collection instructions, we ask that you please pay special attention to the York Region Public Health Department 's Notice to Students Parents and Guardians About Immunization Records. This notice is included in the registration package.
Registrations that do not meet the standard admission criteria may be admitted under certain exemptions with prior approval. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.
See also: Junior Kindergarten orientation.
Secondary Schools (Grade 9 to Grade 12)
Subject to the provisions of the Education Act, all persons having the right of attendance shall be admitted to York Region Catholic secondary schools.
Non-landed Immigrant, Refugee, Work Permit, Diplomat
Application for admission to York Region Catholic schools by a pupil identified as a non-landed immigrant, on refugee status, on work permit or on diplomatic status, will be processed according to the Education Act, and to Immigration Canada laws and procedures.
Any such application is to be referred by the principal to the Admissions Office.
Canadian Aboriginal Student
Application for admission to our schools by pupils identified as Native People, will be processed according to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada regulations. Any such application is to be referred by the principal to the Admissions Office.
Please contact the Admissions Office for additional information.
Junior Kindergarten Orientation
Junior Kindergarten orientation is an opportunity for you and your child to meet the teacher on a one-to-one basis to discuss both the program and your child.
Orientation may occur over a couple of months, between February and September, before the child starts school.
Starting school is a time of change for young children and their parents, and collaboration between parents and school is an important step in helping your child adjust to new surroundings and routines. As you speak with the teacher, information is shared that will facilitate your child's entry into the program.
The orientation process varies from school to school, but should always include opportunities for:
During the orientation process, information is obtained about:
Our Junior Kindergarten students begin school through a staggered admission process that admits only a few children at a time to the class for the first few days of school. During this time, the children will interact with the teacher on a one-to-one basis or as part of a small group rather than immediately joining a large group of unfamiliar children. The schedule for staggered admission will be given to you as soon as it is available.
Welcoming a few children each day allows the teacher to give each child individual attention in order to:
For more information about Junior Kindergarten orientation, please contact your local school. Visit the schools section for contact information.