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Admissions Department (registration)

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Kindergarten: Where dreams take off!
Kindergarten Registration Week
runs January 16 to 20, 2017


For children who will be 4 years old by December 31, they are eligible to start kindergarten in September! All of our schools are open to welcome new families and answer questions at any time during the school year. However, we've designated one special week in January to help with this important transition.


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.

International students and temporary residents

We proudly embrace diversity and welcome students from all countries. International students are given the opportunity to learn about other cultures and make new friends while receiving quality education. We welcome international students at all grade levels in our schools, from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We make a special effort to help international students adjust to life in a new country.

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Validating custodianship for a child

If you are serving as the custodian of a child and would like to register them in one of our schools, you will need to submit a legal affidavit that is dated and signed by the child's parent(s)/legal guardian(s) and the custodian(s). Fins out what specific wording is required for the legal documentation.

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Family Welcome Centre for Newcomers

Family Welcome Centre for Newcomers

If you’re new to Ottawa, or Canada, and English is not your first language, our Family Welcome Centre can help you register your child for school! Our caring, experienced, and knowledgeable staff will help you learn more about our community and provide you and your child with a free assessment service to ensure your child has a great education here in Ottawa.

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Direction of school support

By registering your child in an OCSB 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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