Under the British Columbia School Act, an educational program will be provided for every school-aged student who is ordinarily a resident in Burnaby. Additionally, the Board of Education has established policy that allows for students who meet the district’s admission eligibility regulation and who reside outside of Burnaby or who are temporarily a resident in Burnaby, the opportunity to attend a Burnaby public school. To establish enrolment eligibility, every student seeking admission to a Burnaby school is required to provide documentation establishing residency, guardianship, age and citizenship.
Students register at the school within the designated attendance area where the student ordinarily resides or make application to attend another school or educational programwithin the district. (see student transfers below) Theschool locatorcan help you determine the attendance area your address is associated with.There are a number offactors and prioritiesthat determine a student’s placement in a Burnaby school. Priority for the upcoming school year will be given to applications received during the month of February. Additional ranking criteria will be used to determine admission if space in a desired school or district program is limited.
Students entering kindergarten in September register at their attendance area school. To find the school that your child is eligible to attendclick here. To register your child you must contact the school in advance and schedule an appointment. Please bring the completed registration form (click here to fill-out and print aregistration form: Student Information Form) and bring all other required original documentation as noted in theregistration procedures .
Students New to the District
Students who are new to the district register at the school in the attendance area in which they reside. To find the school that your child is eligible to attendclick here. To register your child, you must contact the school in advance and schedule an appointment. Please bring the completed registration form (click here to fill-in and print out:Student Information Form) and all other required documentation as noted in theregistration procedures .
Student Transfers – Registering For Schools That Are Not In Your Attendance Area
Cross-district Transfer Applicants Burnaby students wanting to transfer to a school that is not the school designated for their attendance area must submit aCross-District Transfer Applicationto their desired school. Please note that registration is from the first week of February to the end of February to apply for the following school year in September.
Students living outside Burnaby can apply to attend a Burnaby school by submitting anOut-of-District Applicationand astudent information formto their desired school . Please note that registration is from the first week of February to the end of February to apply for the following school year in September.
Click here for a summarized chart on placement priority if you have submitted a cross district or out of district application.
LANGUAGE PROGRAM OPTIONS
The district also offers Language Program Options that require an application.
Early French Immersion is a language program option for students entering kindergarten or grade 1. Mandarin Language Arts is a language program option offered at Forest Grove Elementary for students entering kindergarten or grade 1, 2 or 3.
For Early French Immersion, first find the school that offers this that is located within your designated catchment. Then register at the school designated as your catchment school (regardless of whether they offer french immersion or not) and include with the registration form a district language program application form.