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Register your child in an OCSB school

Whether your child is just entering kindergarten for the first time or transferring from another school, we’re happy to help you register your child for school with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Use our online school locator to find your child's “home” school based on your residential address. Then, use the tools on this page to plan for your child's educational journey with the OCSB. Register at anytime in one of our schools!

Visit our Summer Registration Centre. Walk-ins welcome!
Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm at 570 West Hunt Club Road

Map to 570 West Hunt Club RoadOver the summer months, parents may register their children for elementary school by visit our Summer Registration Centre. To register for high school, please call the high school main office to make an appointment, as our high schools reamin open all summer. If you are registering at Frank Ryan or St. Patrick's Intermediate school (7&8), please visit our Summer Registration Centre.

Use the resources on this page to find your new school, learn about offered programs, plan for transportation, register for child care services, and more. 

Call 613-224-3171 or e-mail Admissions@ocsb.ca
 
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.


Prepare your registration forms

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.

Registration forms and documents


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.


Registration tools

Before and after school care

Extended day programs are offered in most of our elementary schools. Some schools even offer licensed toddler and preschool programs for the years before they begin kindergarten. 

Find child care options


Transportation

Yellow school bus route schedules are available each year by the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA). Eligibility is determined by your child's grade level and distance from your home or caregiver address. Find out if you are in the walkzone, or if your child is eligible for transportation. And don't miss Safety Day for pedestrian and school bus safety. Held at five locations on August 27 or September 24. 

Visit OSTA's website


French pathways

ocsb french pathways infographicEvery school in the Ottawa Catholic School Board offers French Immersion and Extended French or Core French pathways for students. This means your child can learn French at your neighbourhood school, regardless of the French pathway they choose.

More about French