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Registration in New Westminster Schools
New Westminster Schools welcomes students to our district. We offer 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 secondary school, and alternate, online, home learning and adult education programs … all delivering a wide range of programs, opportunities and pathways to enrich our students and support families.
To register for the 2021/2022 school year
New Westminster Schools has now moved to a centralized registration process, run out of the new Welcome Centre at New Westminster Secondary School: 820 Sixth Street, New Westminster (exterior entrance is on the south side, half way down the building).
As we are outside of the regular registration period for the current school year, all applications received will be placed at a school within the District, as space permits. Efforts will be made to place your child in the appropriate catchment school, but where full schools or individual grades may be at capacity, placement at an alternative school may be required.
To register, parents or caregivers can either:
- Book a 5 minute appointment with our Registration Team, where you bring a completed registration form and the documents outlined in the (below) Document Guide for Parents and Caregivers.
- Book a 15 minute appointment with our Registration Team, where you bring the documents outlined in the (below) Document Guide for Parents and Caregivers, and the team will help you print, photocopy and complete all required paperwork.
No drop-in appointments are available.
Documents you will need:
To book a 5 or 15 minute appointment with our Registration Team, please use this calendar: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/RegistrationsCalendar@sd40.bc.ca/bookings/
If for any reason you do not have the documents suggested within the guide, we would be happy to have a confidential conversation with you to see if there is another solution. To start the process or answer any other questions you may have, please call the Registration Team at 604.517.6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the 2022/2023 school year
Registration for the 2022/23 school year will open in November of 2021. Please check back for more, closer to that date.
Programs of Choice
The regular registration period for our Programs of Choice closed on February 12th, at 4pm, as per AP 300: priority placement was given to those with sibling status (defined by AP 220). All other applicants were placed in a randomized draw, held on Monday March 1, 2021.
New Westminster Schools is offering parents the option to add your names to the waitlists for our Programs of Choice. Priority placement, where available or applicable, will be based on the criteria listed on each of the below linked forms.
Please note – the applications listed below are for the waitlists for the 2021/22 school year. The application process for the 2022/23 school year will being in January, 2022. Please check the website in December for exact dates.
To add your name to the waitlist for Early French Immersion: https://newwestschools.ca/early-french-immersion-application-2/
To add your name to the waitlist for Late French Immersion: https://newwestschools.ca/late-french-immersion-application-2/
To add your name to the waitlist for our Montessori Programs: https://newwestschools.ca/montessori-application-2/
New Westminster Schools offers multiple Programs of Choice. To learn more about what they are, please click here: https://newwestschools.ca/programs-services/programs-of-choice/overview/
Any families who will be new to the District in September of 2021, and are interested in having their children enrolled in a Program of Choice will be asked to follow the same process.
For questions on Programs of Choice, please email email@example.com
Home Learners Program
The Home Learners Program (HLP) is a hybrid model of learning offered by New Westminster Schools … a Distributed Learning program that combines face-to-face and home learning, where our BC certified teachers are supporting parents and students in developing their own learning path.
You can find out more about the program in the Programs of Choice section of our website.
The regular registration period for our Home Learners Program closed on February 12th, at 4pm, as per AP 300. A timestamped waitlist for this program was opened on March 3, 2021.
To add your name to the waitlist and show your interest in the the Home Learners Program: https://newwestschools.ca/home-learners-program-show-of-interest-form-2/
For more information on other types of registration, please use the below drop down options:
Sanctuary Schools Policy
At New Westminster Schools we’re proud of the fact that we were the first district in BC to introduce a Sanctuary Schools Policy … providing access for all by ensuring that a New Westminster family’s immigration status does not affect their child’s ability to access safe and welcoming educational opportunities. Find out more here: https://newwestschools.ca/about-us/safe-and-caring-schools/access-for-all-sanctuary-schools-policy/
Detailed information regarding all student registration is outlined in Administrative Procedure 300 – Student Registration, Enrollment and Placement.