District Headquarters
95 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 758-2372 · Fax: (709) 758-2706
95 Elizabeth Avenue · St. John's, NL · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 758-2372 · Fax: (709) 758-2706

Online Kinderstart/Kindergarten registration is currently closed.
Registration happens during the month of May each year. Please check dates and times listed on the page below.
If you missed last Registration for Kinderstart/Kindergarten, please contact your local school.
Kinderstart/Kindergarten Registration
Welcome to the Kinderstart/Kindergarten registration page. You may be asking, am I registering for Kinderstart or Kindergarten? The answer is BOTH! When you register your child for Kindergarten, you are registering for Kinderstart starting this upcoming school year and Kindergarten the following September.

Children must be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2024 in order to register.

When registration starts, the visual at right is how the initial registration page will appear (click to open preview PDF of the form). This is NOT the actual form to fill out, it is only a sample of the actual form for your convenience). If you are registering twins, there will be an option on the second page for you to continue to register a second child.

You will need the following in order to complete an online application:

  1. MCP number including expiration date;
  2. An email address in order to receive confirmation of receipt of your application;
  3. What school you are zoned for (Please use the School Catchment Viewer HERE);
  4. Contact phone number and an emergency contact phone number; and,
  5. An Internet-ready device
To complete the registration process, proof of address and confirmation of MCP number must be provided to the school on or before May 31, 2023.

This registration process is for children who will attend KinderStart in the upcoming school year and Kindergarten in the following school year. Children registered in KinderStart will automatically be registered to attend Kindergarten.

Additionally, for further information on the Provincial Government/Department of Education Pre-Kindergarten Pilot Program, which is being managed by the YMCA, can be found by visiting their dedicated PreKindergarten Program website. Feel free to check back regularly for updates.


Online Registration for Kinderstart(2023)/Kindergarten(2024) will get underway May, 2023 for both the English and Early French Immersion programs, as per the District's School Zoning, Student Registration and Transfers (PROG-311) policy. The registration dates are outlined below:

  • Monday, May 8, 2023 to Tuesday, May 9, 2023 for Central, Western and Labrador regions of the province. (Family of Schools 1-6); and
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023 to Thursday, May 11, 2023 for Avalon region (including St. John's metro area) of the province. (Families of schools 7-10).

The French Immersion program is designed for non-francophone children. Families 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, families must select the school closest to their residence which offers Early French Immersion (EFI).

Early French Immersion Kindergarten registration takes place on a first-come first served basis for a limited number of seats. This applies to all areas of the province however, it is dependent on the number of families who have registered. Applications will be dated and time-stamped upon submission. All students are entitled to a program in English - if your child is waitlisted for EFI at a school outside your zone, space will be held at the school within your zone for the English program.

Families will be provided with further information once class lists for EFI are finalized in the new school year.

Kinderstart/Kindergarten Registration is available for 4 days during May each year. Dates and times will be posted on this web page.
If you are new to the area, please contact your locally zoned school for details on registration.

Online Registration Closed

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