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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Frequently Asked Questions:
Registration in Catholic Elementary Schools 
 
Who can register at a TCDSB elementary school?
  • Catholic children, or 
  • Non-Catholic children of Catholic parents - one custodial parent who is baptized Catholic, living in the city of Toronto and having the ability to direct tax support to the TCDSB.
  • Children of parents enrolled in the R.C.I.A./R.C.I.A. program with a Catholic church.
What documents do I need to register my child?
 
All of the following original documents have to be presented at the time of registration:
  • Child’s birth certificate (and Passport/Immigration documents if child was not born in Canada)
  • Catholic Baptismal certificate (or other proof of Catholicity)
  • Immunization record 
  • Proof of residency– lease, utility bill etc.
 
Can I send photocopies of the documents?
 
Please provide original documents to the school at the time of registration. The school will only copy what is necessary and return the original documents to the parents. 
 
How old must my child be to begin Kindergarten?
 
For Junior Kindergarten, children must be four (4) years old by December 31st. 
For Senior Kindergarten, children must be five (5) years old by December 31st.
 
When can I register my child for Junior/Senior Kindergarten?
 
Registration begins in January and continues throughout the year. Schools make their arrangements for open house dates, tours and registration hours. Please contact your closest elementary Catholic school for further information.
 
Do I have a choice as to what elementary school I send my child to?
 
We encourage parents to register their children at their identified community Catholic school. If, however, parents wish to send their children to another school, they are able to make an out-of-boundary request and be placed on a waiting list for another school (placement is not guaranteed).
 
Is childcare offered in TCDSB schools?
 
Many TCDSB schools provide full childcare programs and before-and-after  school programs; please call your neighbourhood Catholic school or contact Marilyn Rodrigues-Wright at (416) 222-8282 extension 2475. 
 
Is Junior Kindergarten mandatory?
 
Junior Kindergarten is not mandatory, however, your child will be placed age-appropriate the following year into Senior Kindergarten.  
   
Is school bus transportation provided?
 
Your community Catholic school can provide information about availability of busing and bus routes. Our Transportation Department at (416) 229-5313 can also confirm the availability of transportation. Please note that transportation can only be provided to what is considered your neighbourhood Catholic school.