Student Registration Priority
West Vancouver School District encourages students to attend their catchment area school, while also enabling students and their families to make choices to attend other schools in the district as required to meet their educational needs.
The placement of a student in a school will be dependent upon the availability of space, programs and resources.
Priority is given for student placement in a program or school in the following order:
- In-catchment students with siblings in the same school
- In-catchment students
- Out-of-catchment, in-district students with siblings in the same school
- Out-of-catchment, in-district students
- Out-of-district students with siblings in the same school
- Out-of-district students
Local school boundaries (school catchment areas)
Not sure which school in your neighbourhood is your “local in-catchment school”? Use our school locator tool.
When can my child begin Kindergarten?
Children may begin Kindergarten in September of the calendar year in which they turn five years old.
ie. Students born in 2011 may begin Kindergarten in September 2016.
Foreign student (non fee-paying) registration
Students who are neither Canadian citizens nor have permanent resident (PR) status in Canada may be enrolled in West Vancouver schools, subject to regulations under Immigration Canada and West Vancouver Schools policy. For more information, contact Michael Frankowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Early and Late French Immersion Programs
The Early French Immersion Program is offered at Ecole Cedardale and Ecole Pauline Johnson. Ecole Cedardale is also an International Baccalaureate candidate school, working toward authorization as an IB World School offering French Immersion IB Primary Years Program (IB PYP). There is an associated fee with the IB PYP program in the candidacy phase.
Late French Immersion is offered at Ecole Pauline Johnson to students entering Grade 6. A secondary level French Immersion program is offered at Ecole Sentinel Secondary.
For more details about registering for an Early or Late French Immersion program, please click on one of the links above or contact the principal of the school in which you are interested. Here is a list of school websites with contact information.
More Programs of Choice in West Vancouver Schools
For more information about registering your student in one of the many programs of choice in West Vancouver Schools including International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, French Immersion International Baccalaureate, ACE-IT, Super Achievers, iDEC, Montessori, Sports Academies, and online/blended learning programs, please visit our Programs page.
See a quick overview of all programs here:
Review the WVS elementary school and district-wide programs of choice
Review the WVS secondary school and district-wide programs of choice
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