Public registration for the upcoming school year opens on the first week of February. Registration for the current school year is ongoing. Parents must register their children at the school they wish to attend.

All students must meet the requirements for a Certificate of Eligibility to attend a public English school in Quebec.  Please visit our eligibility section for more information on how to apply.

What is proof of Canadian citizenship?

Proof of Canadian citizenship is:

  • A Valid Canadian passport or
  • Canadian birth certificate (not baptismal certificate) or
  • Canadian citizenship document (both sides) or
  • Canadian citizenship card (both sides)
Please select the scenario that best applies to your situation
I would like to register my child for pre-kindergarten.

The Pre-Kindergarten program is offered in certain schools recognized by the MEES as inner city, the priority being given to children who do not have access to preschool education services.

To register for Pre-Kindergarten your child must be 4 years of age on or before September 30th.

Please bring the following documents with you to the school:

  • The Certificate of Eligibility or permanent code of the child, parent or sibling whose eligibility is being used.
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship of the child, parent or sibling whose eligibility is being used.
  • The child's long form birth certificate, showing both parents' names.
  • Proof of residence (lease, driver's licence, utility bill etc.)
I would like to register my child for kindergarten.

To register for kindergarten your child must be 5 years of age on or before September 30th. If your child’s birthday falls after this date, you may apply for early entry by completing a derogation request form.

Please bring the following documents with you to the school:

  • The Certificate of Eligibility or permanent code of the child, parent or sibling whose eligibility is being used.
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship of the child, parent or sibling whose eligibility is being used.
  • The child's long form birth certificate, showing both parents' names.
  • Proof of residence (lease, driver's licence, utility bill etc.)
I would like to register my child for elementary school.

To register for Grade 1 your child must be 6 years of age on or before September 30th. If your child’s birthday falls after this date, you may apply for early entry by completing a derogation request form. 

Please bring the following documents with you to the school:

  • The Certificate of Eligibility or permanent code of the child, parent or sibling whose eligibility is being used.
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship of the child, parent or sibling whose eligibility is being used.
  • The child's long form birth certificate, showing both parents' names.
  • Proof of residence (lease, driver's licence, utility bill etc.)
  • The child's latest report card.
I would like to register my child for secondary school.

Please bring the following documents with you to the school:

  • The Certificate of Eligibility or permanent code of the child, parent or sibling whose eligibility is being used.
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship of the child, parent or sibling whose eligibility is being used.
  • The child's long form birth certificate, showing both parents' names.
  • Proof of residence (lease, driver's licence, utility bill etc.)
  • The child's latest report card.
I live outside the boundaries of the elementary school where I wish to register my child.

Parents may register their children at other schools not in their distinct or assigned core boundary providing:

  1. The parent is responsible for the child’s transportation to and from school.
  2. A child living within the school’s distinct or assigned program boundary is not displaced.

If there is no room at the school you wish to register your child, you should register your child at the school closest to your home.  Your child’s name can be placed on a waiting list for the following school year.

 

I live outside of the EMSB territory, and I would like to register my child at an EMSB school.

It is possible to register your child at one of our schools with an intra-board agreement.  You must request an intra-board agreement from the school board that serves the territory you live in.  Intra-board agreements must be renewed every year.

Students holding intra-board agreements may be registered providing:

  1. The parent is responsible for the child’s transportation to and from school.
  2. A child living within the EMSB territory is not displaced.

If there is no room at the school you wish to register your child, you may register your child at another EMSB school that has room.  Your child’s name can be placed on a waiting list for the following school year.