We Are Excited to Welcome Your Child to HCDSB! 




At the Halton Catholic District School Board, God's call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, providing exceptional educational experiences and services to over 37,000 students of all ages. 

Whether your child is just entering Kindergarten for the first time or transferring from another school board, we’re happy to help you register your child for school at HCDSB!

Online Registrations​ 

Throughout the school year, we continue to accept online registrations for elementary schools as well as secondary schools at HCDSB. 

NOTE: As our in-school class lists are now finalized, any students new to a school or new to HCDSB who are registered after September 8, 2020, will be placed in a VIRTUAL classroom*.  

*The next opportunity to transfer from remote (virtual) instruction to in-class instruction will be after Monday, October 12, 2020. 

Part 1 – Online Registration 

Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process.

If you have never used the online registration portal, you will need to create an account first:

1. Click on the Online Registration​ button below
2. Hit  'Sign in' on the top right-hand corner.
3. Press the green button to 'Create an account'.​

Once you have done this, you will be able to log on with your personal username/email and password.


The online registration process takes about 20 minutes to complete,  longer for Kindergarten students. All information is  'Saved' in real-time, so there's no need to remember to ‘Save’. You can leave the form at any time or if you are timed out, you can login later to finish. All the information that you have entered will still be there. If you have more than one child, a separate registration must be completed.

Part 2 – Complete Registration In-Person

The second part of the registration process involves going to your home school to show required documents (listed below).

NOTE: At this time, our schools are closed as a result of the COVID-19 health situation. You will be contacted to complete Part 2 of your child’s registration after schools re-open.​​


What You Need To Know About Registering Your Child For School


HCDSB Elementary Schools (Kindergarten to Grade 8)

Children who are baptized Catholic, or have a parent who is Catholic, are automatically eligible for registration at their HCDSB home school.

Non-Catholic children of Non-Catholic parents should contact the Director’s Office via email or at 905-632-6300, ext. 115 to determine eligibility for enrolment. 

HCDSB Secondary Schools (Grades 9-12)

HCDSB Secondary Schools are open to both Catholic & Non-Catholic students​.​


When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten?

  • If your child will be 4 by December 31 of this calendar year, they can be registered for Year 1 (Junior) Kindergarten at their HCDSB home school.
  • If your child will be 5 by December 31 of this calendar year, they can be registered for Year 2 (Senior)​ Kindergarten at their HCDSB home school.​​​​

    Visit our
    Kindergarten page​ for more information about our Kindergarten program. 

Where Is My Child's Home School?

Use our School Finder Tool, to determine the local Catholic school in your area. 


You can also determine if your child is eligible for student transportation to your Catholic home school by accessing the Geoquery tool​. Please contact our Planning & Assessment Services Department if you have any questions.

What Documents Will I Need? 

After you are contacted by your home school, parents must bring the following documents with them to their appointment (required documents):

HCDSB Elementary Schools (Kindergarten to Grade 8)

The following documentation is required to register your child in an HCDSB elementary school:

  • Proof of age (Birth Certificate) 
  • Roman or Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal certificate*. If the child has no Roman/Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal certificate, the child may be admitted if one parent can provide a Roman/Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal certificate. For additional information, please refer to the Board's Operating Policy I-22
  • Proof of address

*Non-Catholic children of Non-Catholic parents should contact the Director’s Office via email or by phone at 905-632-6300, ext. 115 to determine eligibility for enrolment. 

HCDSB Secondary Schools (Grades 9-12)

If your child is new to one of our Catholic secondary schools and not transferring from one of our Catholic elementary schools; the following information is required at registration:

    • Birth Certificate or proof of age
    • Proof of Address ~ phone bills and drivers licenses are not accepted.​

​​For more information about admission requirements, please refer to the Board's Operating Policy I-22 or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.



Immunization

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​While immunization records are required to register your child in school, students are required to be vaccinated or have a valid exemption. Report your child's immunizations through the Immunization Reporting Form, available on the Halton Region Health Department website: www.halton.ca.

New to Halton or Canada?

If you are new to Halton Region or Canada, and English is not your first language, we can help you register your child for school! Our Welcome Centre​ staff will provide the support and guidance you need. Learn more about how we make a special effort to help newcomer students adjust to life in a new country​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​

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