Registration Categories

In order to assist with physical distancing and limiting the spread of COVID-19, schools will not be accepting any in-person registrations at this time. To complete an online preliminary registration please click here.

All transfer applications already received by schools are being considered and parents will be notified by schools when space becomes available.

Cross District Transfer: Burnaby residents wanting to attend a school that is not the school designated for their attendance area must submit a Cross-District Transfer Application to their desired school. The current school’s principal is not required to sign the form.
Out-of-District Transfer: Students living outside Burnaby wanting to attend a Burnaby school must submit an Out-of-District Transfer Application to their desired school.
For a list of school email addresses click here

Kindergarten Students

Students entering kindergarten in September must register at their attendance area school. To find the school that your child is eligible to attend, click here. To register your child, you must contact the school in advance and schedule an appointment. Please bring the completed Student Information Form and all other required documentation as noted in the registration procedures.


Students New to the District

Students who are new to the District register at the school in the attendance area in which they reside. To find the school that your child is eligible to attend, click here. To register your child, you must contact the school in advance and schedule an appointment. Please bring the completed Student Information Form and all other required documentation as noted in the registration procedures.

Registration Procedures and Required Documentation


Cross District Transfer

Burnaby students wanting to transfer to a school that is not the school designated for their attendance area must submit a Cross-District Transfer Application to their desired school. For more information about cross district transfers, click here.


Out-of-District Transfer

Students living outside Burnaby can apply to attend a Burnaby school by submitting an Out-of-District Transfer Application to their desired school. For more information about out of district transfer applicants, click here.


Students Going into Grade 8

Current Grade 7 District students will automatically be registered for Grade 8 at the secondary school within the designated attendance area where the student resides. Current Grade 7 students who do not reside in the attendance area for the secondary school they wish to attend must submit a Cross-District or Out-of-District Transfer Application (see above) in order to be considered for admission to that secondary school.


International Students

Students who are not ordinarily residents of British Columbia with their parent(s) or legal guardians(s) and who are not eligible for the public school operation grant are classified as Fee-paying International Students. Their admission into the District’s International Education Program is determined by the School District’s established International Student Admission Regulations and Procedures.