Admissions Documentation

Important Information

You will receive an email with further instructions from École Pauline Johnson admissions within 24 – 48 hours of submission of your online application.

École Pauline Johnson will be accepting and processing supporting documentation for 2019-2020 admissions at the following times:

Friday, October 18th 8:00am – 10:00am

Friday, November 22nd 8:00am – 10:00am

Please note: Documents must be presented in person by a parent or legal guardian, not another family member, caregiver or friend. Relocation and/or real estate agents are not permitted to act independently for parents.

Incomplete documentation will not be accepted.

In order for your child to be included in the EFI Kindergarten lottery for September 2020 entry, all documentation must be received before 3pm on Monday, December 2, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

Student Admissions

École Pauline Johnson is pleased to accept applications for children entering Kindergarten who reside both within and outside of the West Vancouver School District.

Early French Immersion is offered at both École Cedardale and École Pauline Johnson.

Enrollment in Early French Immersion generally occurs at the Kindergarten level, although students may enter the program at the Grade 1 level until December of the school year, space permitting.

Late French Immersion begins at Grade 6 and is offered at École Pauline Johnson Elementary only. Please read the West Vancouver Schools Late French Immersion admission guidelines for more information.

Please read the West Vancouver Schools Early French Immersion admission guidelines for more information.

When to Apply

Although priority is given based on catchment location to applicants following the timeline listed below, we appreciate that circumstances sometimes require late registration and encourage you to contact our office at 604-981-1225 to inquire about our late registration policy and to join our wait list.

NB. Waitlists are not carried over from year to year.

Admission for the 2019 – 2020 school year is ongoing, with some availability at certain grade levels. Contact the school office directly for more information.

Admission for the 2020 – 2021 school year begins in the fall, according to the following timelines:

OCTOBER 15, 2019 – NOVEMBER 30, 2019

  • All applicants entering Kindergarten (including in-catchment, out-of-catchment and out-of-district)

OCTOBER 15, 2019 – MARCH 2, 2020

  • All in-district applicants entering Grades 1 – 7 who are currently enroled in a French Immersion program
  • Any in-district students entering Grade 6 Late French Immersion in September. (Must successfully complete Grade 5 in June 2018.) No previous experience in French is required.

JANUARY 15 – JANUARY 31, 2020

  • All out-of-district applicants entering Grades 1 to 7 who are currently enrolled in a French Immersion program
  • Any out-of-district students entering Grade 6 Late French Immersion in September. (Must successfully complete Grade 5 in June 2019.) No previous experience in French is required.

Current students do not need to re-apply

Due to the strong demand for this program of choice, West Vancouver School District will conduct a lottery in early December 2019 to identify those children who will be registered for Early French Immersion Kindergarten.

The registration will follow Ministry guidelines and Board policy. Any applications missing required documentation as of the close of the lottery will not be included in the lottery.

Students may be included in both the lottery for EFI IB PYP at École Cedardale and the lottery for regular EFI at École Pauline Johnson, provided both schools are selected as prioritized school choices on the online application form.

Current students do not need to re-apply.

How to Apply

Simply click here to submit an online application form. Please note that all applications are completed online and will be date and time stamped at the point of online submission.

Important: Applications are not considered complete until you have submitted all supporting documentation to the school office. Students with incomplete applications will not receive offers nor be placed on wait lists.

Supporting Documentation

After submitting an application online, you will be contacted by email to request that you bring the following original documentation to the Ecole Pauline Johnson office so a copy can be made to complete your registration package.

Documents will be accepted at the following times:

Friday, October 18th 8:00am – 10:00am

Friday, November 22nd 8:00am – 10:00am

Please note: Documents must be presented in person by a parent or legal guardian, not another family member, caregiver or friend. Relocation and/or real estate agents are not permitted to act independently for parents.

FOR DETAILS ABOUT REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, CLICK HERE 

PLEASE NOTE: École Pauline Johnson requires a proof of residence and a minimum of TWO primary support documents for that residence.