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Student Planning for the 2023-24 School Year

The resources and information outlined below are available to help students and their families as they plan for the next school year and consider the program options offered in the District.


Register begins in February (in advance of the next school year) if your student:

  • is starting Kindergarten next Fall
  • will be new (all grades) to the District next Fall

Apply in February (in advance of the next school year) to be considered for priority placement for the 2023-24 school year if your student:

Current Grade 7 Students Going Into Grade 8
Students going into Grade 8 in the 2023-24 school year will receive information in the Spring about registration at their elementary school’s catchment high school as well as course selection. Therefore current Grade 7s who attend a Burnaby School District elementary school do not need to apply in February unless they are wanting to attend a high school that is outside of their catchment. Regardless of which elementary school they attend, those who want to attend a different high school from the one in their local attendance area based on their home address need to apply for a cross-district transfer, which can be found here. To find the schools that serve your address click here. Families of current Grade 7 students who attend an independent or private school and want to go to a Burnaby School District secondary school should contact the office of the high school that is within their catchment to receive registration information by email.

Programs of Choice

Programs of Choice allow students to explore their interests, support their strengths or get exposed to a career. The Burnaby School District offers dozens of options, with many at the secondary level put on in partnership with higher education institutions or industry.

Programs of Choice – Secondary and Elementary Students

Information Sessions

Information sessions are a great way to learn more about course planning and Programs of Choice – including language programs such as French Immersion and Career Education options – as well as elective classes for high school students. Information sessions are being held in person.
Learn more by clicking on the following links:

Secondary School Course Planning and Career Education Information Sessions

French Immersion Program – Elementary Students

Mandarin Language Arts Program – Elementary Students

Welcome to Kindergarten – for Parents of Children with Diverse Abilities and Disabilities


Updated January 2023