Register your child in an OCSB school
Kindergarten registration is now open!
Children who will be 4 years old by December 31 are eligible to start kindergarten in September! Learn more about the kindergarten play-based learning model, and our 50% French program for all kindergarten students.
Find out what registration forms and documents you will need before going in person to register your child for school. Don’t forget to collect all of the supporting documents you need to register such as your child’s birth certificate, proof of address and immunization records.
Catholic students and space availability
Children who are baptized Catholic, or have a parent who is Catholic, are automatically eligible for registration in their community OCSB school. Non-Catholic children will be welcomed on a space availability basis. Your child's name will be placed on a waiting list, and you will be contacted as soon as space is available. At this time, there is space available in all of our elementary schools. Our secondary schools are always open to ALL students.
Newcomers to Canada
If you’re new to Ottawa or Canada, and English is not your first language, we can help you register your child for school! Our Family Welcome Centre staff will work with you to make sure your child gets a great education. We proudly embrace diversity and welcome students from all countries. Learn more about how we make a special effort to help international students adjust to life in a new country.