Registration

new student registrationUnder the British Columbia School Act, an educational program will be provided for every school-aged student who is ordinarily a resident in Burnaby. Additionally, the Board of Education has established policy that allows for students who meet the district’s admission eligibility regulation and who reside outside of Burnaby or who are temporarily a resident in Burnaby, the opportunity to attend a Burnaby public school. To establish enrolment eligibility, every student seeking admission to a Burnaby school is required to provide documentation establishing residency, guardianship, age and citizenship.

Students register at the school within the designated attendance area where the student ordinarily resides or make application to attend another school or educational program within the district. (see student transfers below) The school locator can help you determine the attendance area your address is associated with.There are a number of factors and priorities that determine a student’s placement in a Burnaby school. Priority for the upcoming school year will be given to applications received during the month of February. Additional ranking criteria will be used to determine admission if space in a desired school or district program is limited.

Kindergarten Students

Students entering kindergarten in September register at their attendance area school. To find the school that your child is eligible to attend click here. To register your child you must contact the school in advance and schedule an appointment. Please bring the completed registration form (click here to fill-out and print a registration form:  student information form ) and bring all other required original documentation as noted in the registration procedures .

Students New to the District

Students who are new to the district register at the school in the attendance area in which they reside. To find the school that your child is eligible to attend click here. To register your child, you must contact the school in advance and schedule an appointment. Please bring the completed registration form (click here to fill-in and print out:  student information form ) and all other required documentation as noted in the registration procedures .

Student Transfers – Registering For Schools That Are Not In Your Attendance Area

Cross-district Transfer Applicants
Burnaby students wanting to transfer to a school that is not the school designated for their attendance area must submit a Cross-District Transfer Application to their desired school.  Please note that registration is from the first week of February to the end of February to apply for the following school year in September.

Students living outside Burnaby can apply to attend a Burnaby school by submitting an Out-of-District Application and a student information form to their desired school . Please note that registration is from the first week of February to the end of February to apply for the following school year in September.

Click on the registration information specific to your child:
Kindergarten students
Students new to district
Student Transfers – cross district and out of district
Students going into Grade 8
Newcomers to Canada
International Students

Click here for a summarized chart on placement priority if you have submitted a cross district or out of district application.

LANGUAGE PROGRAM OPTIONS

The district also offers Language Program Options that require an application.

Early French Immersion is a language program option for students entering kindergarten or grade 1.
Mandarin Language Arts is a language program option offered at Forest Grove Elementary for students entering kindergarten or grade 1, 2 or 3.

For Early French Immersion, first find the school that offers this that is located within your designated catchment. Then register at the school designated as your catchment school (regardless of whether they offer french immersion or not) and include with the registration form a district language program application form.

Late French Immersion is an option for students entering grade 6. A district language program application form must be submitted to the school that offers this program that is located within your designated catchment.

Click here for a summarized chart on placement priority for Language programs.
For more specific details on placement priority for French Immersion click here.