Kindergarten Registration

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to your school family.

Registering your child for Kindergarten is an important milestone. The Kindergarten program in our schools recognizes the uniqueness of each child and supports learners to reach the fullness of their potential. The learning is rooted in faith and grounded in the understanding that every child is capable, competent, and loved by God.

To enroll in Year 1 of Kindergarten children must be four years old by December 31 of the school year in which they begin.

Your child’s transition to school is important to us. The steps outlined on this page will guide you through the HWCDSB Online Registration Process.

When your child’s Registration is confirmed, you will receive a Welcome to Kindergarten folder with additional information about program and services within the HWCDSB.

Prior to your child starting school, you will be requested to fill out a Pre-School History Form for your child. The form is designed to facilitate the collection of important information about each child's pre-school life experiences. It will be beneficial for the classroom teacher to have knowledge about your child's history, interests and needs.

Kindergarten Registration Checklist
Pre-School History Form




Online Registration:

Parents/guardians can register online at

First time users: If you have never enrolled a child with the HWCDSB, you will first need to create an account to access the Online Registration web page. Please see HWCDSB Online Registration Parent Process for instructions on requesting an account.


Additional Information

For more information about Kindergarten, please visit:


French Immersion

Bienvenue! There are five elementary schools in which the French Immersion program is offered from Kindergarten to Grade 8:

  • St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School

The French Immersion program begins in Year 2 of Kindergarten. Students usually complete Year 1 of Kindergarten at their local, neighbourhood school. Transportation to and from the French Immersion school is provided at the student’s home school.

Additional Information on French Immersion: