Under the British Columbia School Act, an educational program will be provided for every school-aged student who is ordinarily 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 residents 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 program within the district.  The school locator can help you determine the attendance area your address is associated with.

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.

See registration criteria and required documentation information here.

See Online appointment booking information here.

To review general registration information, registration information specific to your child including kindergarten students. students new to the district, student transfers (cross district and out-of-district), students going into grade 8, newcomers to Canada, International students or language program options, or review the factors and priorities that determine a student’s placement in a Burnaby school, you will be redirected to the district website by clicking here.

All families with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Work, Study or Refugee paperwork must book an immigration processing appointment using the new booking appointment schedule at  Please do not go to the board office as they will no longer be accepting walk-in appointments.