Entering Kindergarten

Kindergarten registration for the 2019 – 2020 school year is available for Waterloo Region’s 43 Catholic elementary schools — providing the Region’s youngest citizens with a chance to benefit from a 183 year tradition of education excellence.

Children born in 2015 are eligible for JK/Year 1 Kindergarten.

Children born in 2014 are eligible for SK/Year 2 Kindergarten.

Parents are invited to contact their local Catholic school directly for individual registration dates and times. As you will see below in step #3, you have 2 options for registration:  online or in person at the school.



  • Please proceed to step #3


  • If your child is not baptized and both parents are non-Catholic please contact the school prior to registration to set up an interview with the Principal. You may still be considered for Admission to a Waterloo Catholic School – Please follow APA001  to read an overview of the application process.
Online Registration

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Early Years Experience @ Kindergarten (EYE@K) Survey Overview

After completing the online or paper registration, please take the following documents with you to your meeting at the school:

  • Child’s Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate or one Parent’s RC Baptismal Certificate (NOTE: If you are non-Catholic but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren) please review the Admission to Catholic Elementary Schools Policy).
  • Proof of Home Address
    • Driver’s License
    • Utility Statement
    • Purchase/Rental/Lease Agreement
    • Bank Document
  • Child’s Proof of Age and Legal Name (please provide one of the following documents):
    • Birth Certificate
    • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
    • Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad
    • Passport
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Record of Landing
  • Confirmation of Date of Entry into Canada (if the date is within the previous four school years):
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Record of Landing
    • Confirmation of Permanent Residence

There may be other forms that you require; see below: