Welcome to the Kinderstart/Kindergarten registration page. You maybe asking, am I registering for Kinderstart or Kindergarten? The answer is BOTH! You see, when you register your child for Kindergarten, you are registering for Kinderstart starting this September (or later depending on the school Kinderstart Session schedule) and Kindergarten the following September.

Online Registration for Kindergarten for September 2020 (Kinderstart for September 2019) will begin in May 2019 for both the English and Early French Immersion programs, as per the dates below.

  • Wednesday May 8 / Thursday May 9 for Avalon Region (includes St. John's Metro)
  • Monday, May 13 / Tuesday, May 14 for Central, Western and Labrador regions

Children must be five(5) years of age on or before December 31, 2020 in order to register.

Please note this registration process is for children who will attend Kinderstart in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year and Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year. Children registered in Kinderstart will automatically be registered to attend Kindergarten in September 2020.

To determine your zoned school, please visit our catchment viewer HERE.

Also noteworthy, Early French Immersion (EFI) is an optional program in designated schools throughout the District. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first served basis for a limited number of seats. Further details pertaining specifically to Early French Immersion are included below.

Online Registration
You will need the following in order to complete an online application:
  • MCP number including expiration date;
  • An email address in order to receive confirmation of receipt of your application;
  • Contact phone number and an emergency contact phone number; and,
  • An Internet-ready device
To complete the registration process, proof of address and confirmation of MCP number must be provided in person at the designated school on or before May 31, 2019.
Registration Dates and Times

  • For the Avalon Region (includes St. John's Metro), online registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 and remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

  • For the Labrador, Western and Central Region (includes Burin and Vista), online registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. in Labrador) on Monday, May 13, 2019 and remain open until 9:00 p.m. (8:30 p.m. in labrador) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

  • To complete the registration process, proof of address and confirmation of MCP number must be provided in person at the designated school on or before May 31, 2019.

  • Any parents/guardians requiring Internet access or technical support may visit their zoned school during registration times for assistance. Please contact your zoned school by Monday May 6, 2019 to arrange assistance during the registration process.

  • Any parent/guardian having registration issues (questions on the registration process, details to provide, or errors in the data submitted) while completing the form on registration day may contact/visit their zoned school for assistance.

Before registering, check dates and times above for your region.

The Kindergarten registration page can be accessed by clicking the following link:


If you have any questions regarding the Kinderstart/Kindergarten program and registration process and details, please contact/visit your zoned school for assistance or contact your local regional office and the Assistant Director of Education for Programs in your region. See numbers below:

  • For Labrador Region
    · Tel: (709) 896-2431

  • For Western Region
    · Tel: (709) 637-4000

  • For Central Region (including Vista and Burin areas)
    · Tel: (709) 256-2547

  • For Avalon Region (Avalon West, Avalon East and St. John's Metro area)
    · Tel: (709) 758-2372

If you experience TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ONLY (Not registration information related) during the online registration process please contact:

Early French Immersion

French Immersion is a program designed for non-francophone children. Parents/guardians interested in registering a child for the French Immersion Kindergarten Program must select their zoned school. If Early French Immersion is not offered in the zoned school, parents/guardians must select the school closest to their place of residence that offers Early French Immersion (EFI).

Early French Immersion Kindergarten registration takes place on a on a first-come first served basis for a limited number of seats. Applications will be dated and time-stamped upon submission of the online application form. All students are entitled to a program in English so if your child is waitlisted for EFI at a school that is not your zoned school, space will be held at the zoned school. Parents/guardians will be provided with further information once class lists for EFI are finalized in September.

For a list of schools offering the Early French Immersion Program, click here.

For more information about the French Immersion Program, click here.

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be holding public information sessions in the coming weeks for families interested in learning about the EFI program. These sessions are for parents and guardians considering registering for EFI for the 2020-2021 school year.

Sessions begin at 7:00 p.m.

Inuktitut Immersion
For the communities of Nain and Hopedale, parents/guardians planning to register their children for Inuktitut Immersion should contact the school principal.
95 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 758-2372 · Fax: (709) 758-2706
95 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL · Canada · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 758-2372 · Fax: (709) 758-2706

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