Student Transfer Process

Students wishing to register at a school outside of their English or French catchment school must apply to transfer. Transfers requests can be made when registering for Kindergarten or at any grade level during the annual Student Transfer Process.

Transfer applications are reviewed based on the Student Enrolment Priorities and the availability of space at the desired school.  If a school receives more transfer requests than the number of seats it can accommodate, the waitlist order of transfer requests will be determined by lottery in accordance with our student enrolment priorities.

Important dates associated with the transfer process are available here.

Kindergarten Transfer Process 

Parents who wish to have their Kindergarten child attend a school other than their designated catchment school are able to apply for a transfer during Kindergarten Registration week. A transfer request application will be available upon request during registration at your catchment school. Transfer requests forms are also submitted at your catchment school.

At the end of Kindergarten Registration Week, the enrolment numbers of in-catchment students at each school are reviewed.  Once all catchment students have been accommodated, transfer applications will be considered based on the Student Enrolment Priorities.  Transfer applications are then approved or denied.

In the event, a school receives more transfer requests than the number of seats it can accommodate, the waitlist order of transfer requests will be determined by lottery in accordance with our student enrolment priorities.

If a student is not approved for a transfer during registration, they can apply for their second-choice school during the annual K- 12 Student Transfer process.

Annual K – 12 Student Transfer Process

The annual K-12 Student Transfer Process facilitates requests from students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 to transfer to schools outside of a designated catchment. To apply for a transfer request you must provide all required documentation and complete a form at the student’s current school in the week of February 15-23, 2018.

For students who are not in catchment and looking to follow their school pathway at the time of transition from elementary to middle and middle to secondary (Grades 5 and 8), will now have to apply for a transfer request. Non-catchment students no longer automatically follow their current school pathway.

For more information on in catchment school pathways and transitions, please visit School Pathways & Transitions.

In the event, a school receives more transfer requests by grade than the number of seats it can accommodate, the waitlist order of transfer requests will be determined by lottery in accordance with our student enrolment priorities. Therefore, there is no advantage of submitting your transfer request first. Please submit your request at your convenience during the communicated dates. 

 

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