Step 1: Find your school
You can find your child’s designated school by inputting your address in our school locator .
If you would like to register your child in another OCDSB school - you will need to apply for a cross-boundary transfer. Please be advised that not all cross-boundary transfers are approved.
Our Family Reception Centre staff is here to help.
The Family Reception Centre is designed to help if English is not your first language. Staff can also assist with new Permanent Residents to Canada. If you are returning from abroad or; from a French language school board you will also need to make an appointment. Please call our Family Reception Centre at 613-239-2416. We have answers to your questions.
Step 2: Complete registration forms & collect your documents
The Registration form must be completed. You can find the form below or complete your registration form at your appointment in Admissions. Everyone must finalize registration in person.
Online Registration Form for Elementary School
An Online Registration Form for elementary school registration is available for your convenience. However you are still required to make an appointment in Admissions. Need help? Click here for detailed instructions.
Or Complete Fillable PDF Registration Form
How to complete the fillable PDF registration form:
2. Save to your desktop/device.
3. Need help? Click here for instructions on saving document using Internet Explorer/Chrome/Firefox/Safari
4. Once completed, SAVE the file to your desktop/device again and print a copy.
5. You are not done yet - You still need to make an appointment with Admissions in person to finalize the registration process.
Step 3: Call Admissions at 613-596-8730 to arrange an appointment to verify documentation and complete the registration process.
Here’s what you need to register your child:
1. Your child's proof of age (in the form of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, registration of birth card, or passport). Note: Registration cannot be completed without one of these forms of identification.
2. Your child's proof of address (minimum of two of the following: property tax bill, assessment notice, purchase of sale agreement, or rental agreement for a separately assessed unit, utility bills, or driver’s license).
3. Your child’s Ontario health card.
IMPORTANT: Utility bills and licenses must be accompanied by one of the other pieces, such as a rental agreement.
Ottawa Public Health requires proof that your child has received proper immunization. All children attending school in Ontario must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, unless there is a valid exemption. For more information, contact the Ottawa Public Health Immunization Program at 613-580-6744, ext. 24108 or visit www.ottawa.ca/health.
Extended Day Program Forms
If you are interested in registering for the 2017-2018 school year click here.