Registration for the current school year is ongoing and can be done by completing an online registration form.
Students who will be in Grades 1 - 12 for the 2024/25 school year may begin registering for SD38 using the online registration form on January 1, 2024. Please note that only parent(s)/legal guardian(s) who are currently living in Richmond, B.C. are able to register for the 2024/25 school year.
Current SD38 students, including Grade 7 students transitioning to secondary school in 2024/25, do not need to do a new registration for the following school year unless you have moved your residence to a new school catchment area and would like to register for your new catchment school. In that circumstance, please do use the online registration form to register for your new catchment school for 2024/25.
Complete the online registration form, which includes uploading required documents. Once the form and documents are submitted, a Central Registration staff member will contact you to discuss next steps.
A student will normally attend the school located in the catchment area in which their parents or legal guardians reside unless there is no physical, resource or program space available. You can find your catchment school by using the school locator.
Registration for the 2023/24 school year is ongoing. Registration for the 2024/25 school year will begin on January 1, 2024.
|Priority 1 Registration Period||Priority 2 Registration Period||Late Registration Period|
|November 1, 2023 – January 19, 2024||January 20 – May 10, 2024||May 11, 2024 – Ongoing|
|Applications received during this period will receive a placement decision by February 2, 2024.||Applications received during this period will receive a placement by May 17, 2024.||Applications received during this period will receive a placement by September 6, 2024 or within 3-5 business days, if possible.|
All registrations are submitted using the online registration form. Central Registration staff will then contact parents by phone or email to complete the registration.
Letters of Acceptance are needed by parents/legal guardians who:
- Have refugee status
- Have a valid work permit and proof of employment. Work permits must be valid for minimum one year.
- Have a valid study permit and have been accepted into a qualifying degree or diploma program. Study permits must be valid for minimum one year.
- Are on an international government sponsored contract.
- Have a child who is in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
For more detailed information about Funding Eligibility for students in British Columbia, please visit http://bit.ly/2WvBdoD.
If you meet the criteria above and currently live in Richmond, please send an email with your name and contact phone number to email@example.com. A staff member will contact you to discuss next steps.
As per district policy, a student will normally attend the school located in their catchment area in which their parents or legal guardians reside unless there is no physical, resource or program space available. New registration applications will be processed in the following order.
- Students with a catchment sibling who will attend the school and program in 2024/25
- Students with a non-catchment sibling who will attend the school and program in 2024/25
- Catchment students
- Students with a Non-Richmond resident sibling who will attend the school and program in 2024/25
Students who can not be placed at their catchment school will be placed at a nearby school by the District Administrator for Central Registration.