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The online application for Kindergarten Lottery Programs will open on January 24, 2022.  Parents will have a 3-week window of opportunity to apply, from January 24 to February 11, 2022 (at midnight).  See instructions below.

How to Apply

  1. Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022 parents will register their child/children online for their local catchment school prior to applying for a seat in the Kindergarten lottery.
  2. Online applications for the Kindergarten lottery open Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - parents apply by entering their details, their child's details (one application per child), and their preferred program/school choices (up to a maximum of three - listed in preferred order) and submit their application by the deadline of February 11, 2022 @ midnight.
  3. Once the online applications have closed, a random lottery draw begins on February 22, 2022.
  4. An e-mail communication to all applicants - whether or not the result of the lottery is successful for their child - is sent out between the weeks of February 22 to March 11, 2022. Successful applicants will be placed at a Kindergarten Lottery Programs school. (There is no need to re-register at the lottery school; your registration package will be forwarded.)  All other applicants are placed on a waitlist.
  5. Program seats are filled until all available places have been allocated. Applicants that have been waitlisted may remain on the waitlist until if/when they are offered a place.
  6. If a student drops out of a program either before it has started or during the program, the applicant who is next on the waitlist for that place is contacted.
  7. Make sure you have everything you need before applying by consulting our online application checklist. You can also read parent's frequently asked questions.
  8. Apply now.

Kindergarten Lottery Programs 2022 Dates​

​January 10th - Register for local school/catchment school online

January 24th - Online applications open for Kindergarten Programs Lottery

February 9th - Deadline to register for catchment school in order to apply online for Kindergarten Programs Lottery

February 11th - Online Kindergarten Programs Lottery applications close

February 22nd - Random draw for Kindergarten Programs Lottery begins

February 22nd to March 11th - Lottery results emailed to applicants for accept and decline or with waitlist placements via email




 Kindergarten Choice Lottery

Important Details

The Kindergarten Choice Program online application process for September 2022 is NOW CLOSED. To add your child to a Choice Program school waitlist please contact the Choice Program school that you are most interested in having your child attend.

Choice Programs:

Intensive Fine Arts
Early French Immersion

 FAQs about the District Programs of Choice

Read parent frequently asked questions about the application process.