Welcome to the Greater Victoria School District No. 61, where each student within our world-class learning community has the opportunity to fulfill their potential and pursue their aspirations.

Located in the Capital Region of British Columbia with schools in the municipalities of Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal and a portion of Saanich and Highlands, we are proud to provide quality education for 20,000 students in 28 elementary schools (Kindergarten to Grade Five), 10 middle schools (grades six to eight), and seven secondary schools (grades nine to 12). Over 1,000 International Students from across the globe attend schools in our District, and each year, over 650 adult learners register in the Continuing Education Program.

Determining Your Catchment School

Each student looking to register in our District must first identify their school catchment, with the exception of Continuing Education and International students. Each address is associated with an elementary, middle and secondary school in our District that new students must register at.  To determine which schools are associated with a home address, visit the School Locator Tool.

To learn more about how to register a student in our District please review our Registration Guide.

This guide includes information on:

  • Registration Process
  • Registration Dates
  • Required Documentation (varies if you are a homeowner or a renter)
  • Student Enrolment Priorities

Newcomers to Canada

Permanent residents, refugee claimants, and Ukrainian CUAET visa holders, please contact the Welcome Centre at 250-475-4157 or email to begin the registration process.

Study or work permit holders, please visit our International Education website  (choose funding eligible) to begin the registration process.

School District Programs

For more information on specific programs and how to register please visit the following links:

1. Kindergarten Registration
2. French Immersion (Early Entrance) Registration
3. French Immersion (Late Entrance) Registration
4. Indigenous Nations Education Kindergarten Registration
5. Programs of Choice
6. Careers and Transitions
7. International Students Registration
8. The Link and Home Learners Link Registration
9. Continuing Education Registration

Online Registration 

Registration is completed online via our Online Registration Apps. Before registering a student online please review our Registration Guide to ensure that you have all the proper documentation ready to upload.

Online registration forms will be available during the communicated registration period.

Online Registration App – click here to register



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