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Kindergarten Registration

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 enrol 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.

How to Register

Please see notice below.


ONLINE REGISTRATION will be unavailable from Friday, December 2, 2022 at 5pm until Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7am due to software upgrades.

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.

In-Person Registration:

Elementary schools will also be open for in-person registration starting on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 9am to 12pm. Please bring a completed registration form and all required documentation with you when you register.

Secondary students can also register in-person at their home school throughout the summer period. Secondary schools are open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3pm. Please bring a completed registration form and all required documentation with you when you register.

Registration forms can be downloaded here:

Additional Information

Additional Information

For more information about Kindergarten, please visit:
French Immersion

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 for eligible students is provided to and from the French Immersion school.

Additional Information on French Immersion: ...