To register your child, please be prepared to provide the following:
* for junior kindergarten to grade 8 students only
* the baptismal certificate of a common-law spouse or step-parent is also acceptable
(Others accepted on a space-availability basis)
We welcome non-Catholic students on a space availability basis in our elementary and intermediate schools (junior kindergarten to grade 8). Our high schools (grades 9 to 12) are open to ALL students. Read more about Catholicity in our schools, including which Catholic faiths are eligible for immediate admission on our webpage for Catholicity >>
Students must attend the school within the boundaries of their residence -- their "home" school. Students who wish to attend another school outside of their normal attendance boundary must apply for a Cross Boundary Transfer. The process begins at the “home” school with both principals (sending and receiving schools) and their respective school Superintendent granting approval. Please consult our School Locator to verify your child's "home" school to begin the process.
Student Registration Form
School administration at any of our schools will be happy to provide you with a Student Registration Form. Should you wish to review or complete the form in advance, you can download and print our online Student Registration Form. Please print the completed form and bring it to your child's new school to begin the admissions process. Please note that additional documentation must be completed at the time of registration. Download Adobe PDF Reader >>
The Family Welcome Centre for Newcomers is the first step in registering your child with the Ottawa Catholic School Board if you are new to Ottawa or Canada, and English is not your first language. Our caring and experienced staff is here to introduce newcomer families to our community. Our assessment service helps students receive the best programming so that they can have a good beginning at school in Canada.
All Ontario school children must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, unless there is a valid exemption. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) requires proof that your child has received proper immunization. The OPH Immunization Program is available weekdays from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm by calling 613-580-6744, ext. 24108 or toll-free at 1-866-426-8885, ext. 24108. Please contact Ottawa Public Health to inquire about an Immunization excemption form.
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By registering your child in an Ottawa Catholic school, you have chosen to support Catholic education through direction of your school support. You help foster a strong political voice through your elected representative (trustee) in ensuring your rights to a Catholic education for the young people in our province.
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