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Enrol for the 2024–25 school year

Thu, 1 Feb, 2024

News: Enrol for the 2024–25 school year

It’s open house season and that means it’s time to start thinking about the 2024–25 school year. Here's some information to help you enrol your child in the school and program that is right for them.

Enrolment begins February 1

Registration and pre-enrolment both start at 8 a.m. on February 1, 2024. The deadline for all families to choose their preferred school for the 2024-25 school year is at 4 p.m. on March 22, 2024.

Registration and pre-enrolment are not first-come, first-served. If you’re registering a new Kindergarten student, or your child will be moving to a new school, take the time you need to research your options, visit open houses at the schools you’re interested in and choose your preferred school.

Registering for the first time (new students)

Kindergarten children and students new to Edmonton Public Schools can register online for the 2024–25 school year starting at 8 a.m. on February 1, 2024

You can register at any time throughout the year, but registering after 4 p.m. on March 22, 2024, may limit your options. You can only register at one school.

Pre-enrolling for next year (current students)

Parents of current Edmonton Public Schools students can sign in to SchoolZone to pre-enrol, from 8 a.m. on February 1 to 4 p.m. on March 22

Some Division schools and programs don’t have enough space for all the students who wish to attend. When that happens, schools give priority to resident students of Edmonton Public Schools. 

In most cases, a resident student has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.

If you are a resident student and register before the deadline, you can attend your designated school (unless your school has a lottery process). Read more about pre-enrolment and sign in to your parent  SchoolZone account to select your school.

Random selection, closed boundaries and lotteries

Increasing enrolment and a shortage of school space mean that a growing number of schools and programs are unable to accept all interested students. Random selection, closed boundaries and a lottery process help manage enrolment and keep schools from getting too full.

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