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Kindergarten Information


Welcome to Kindergarten 2024 – 2025 _ Children born in 2019

Kindergarten is offered at all 41 Burnaby Elementary Schools. Families with students entering Kindergarten next Fall must complete an online preliminary registration here – starting February 1, 2024 in advance of the 2024.2025 school year.

Schools will not be accepting in-person registrations at this time.

The following documents will be required to register:

    1. Proof of birth date for the student (birth certificate or passport)
    2. Proof of guardianship (parents’ or guardians’ as shown on birth certificate or other appropriate legal documentation such as landed immigrant paper or guardianship order).
    3. Proof of citizenship for both the parent and the student (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, notice of decision, permanent resident card)
    4. Proof of residency. The parent or guardian and student must be ordinarily resident in British Columbia. Documentation must include two items, at least one being from Category A.
      • Category A: proof of ownership of dwelling or long-term lease or rental of dwelling; legal documents indicating BC residence; parent or guardian government issued tax statement
      • Category B: BC hydro bill, BC cable bill, Provincial driver’s license, provincial registration of automobile, Canadian bank accounts or credit cards.

There are many unique learning opportunities in Burnaby Schools, including elementary Programs of Choice such as French Immersion. Learn more about all of the options, including for students in high school.

Looking for StrongStart? For information on this early learning program for children who are not yet in Kindergarten, please click here.

Read the District’s Early Years Plan.


For parents of children with disabilities and diverse abilities there will an information evening on Thursday February 8, 2024 at Ecole Alpha Secondary School ~ 930 Alpha Avenue