Online registrations and assessments for secondary students who are new to Canada available!

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), one of Ontario’s top-performing school boards, continues to welcome new students for the 2020-21 school year. Student registrations, as well as assessments for secondary students who are new to Canada, will take place online throughout the summer, as a result of the Ontario public school closures due to COVID-19.

The YCDSB Admissions Department is accepting online registrations for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students during the summer. The deadline to register a student is August 17, 2020. Students and families seeking to register past this cut-off date can register and will have to wait until early September, after the school year has started, to be assigned to a class and timetable. This deadline is necessary to help facilitate a safe and predictable school year start-up as per the Ministry of Education.

Parents/Guardians need to provide the following documents to register their child(ren):

  • Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate for elementary school (for child or parent)
  • Proof of Age
  • Proof of Status in Canada
  • Proof of Residency (Property Tax Bill or Proof of Purchase or Lease/Rental Agreement and Utility Bill or Phone Bill)
  • Proof of English Separate School Support, such as property tax bill or MPAC Property Assessment Notice (school support forms can be provided, if necessary)

Assessments for secondary students who are new to Canada need to be completed before a student can register for high school. As a result of COVID-19, assessments will take place virtually throughout July and August instead of in person at the YCDSB Catholic Education Centre, pending further notice from York Region Public Health.

Applications for admission to YCDSB schools by international students will continue to take place online.

View more information regarding admission criteria, international students, or match your residential address to your local school through the school locator. Or call the Admissions Department at 905.713.1211 and press “2”. To book a virtual secondary school assessment, call 905.713.5050 ext. 12433 or email newcomer.reception@ycdsb.ca.