Choosing a school and registering your child (January 2020)
Parents in Greater Sudbury who are getting ready to register their child for school have a variety of choices. Four school boards serve the Greater Sudbury community. All four boards offer full day, full week kindergarten programs to children aged 4 and 5.
- Rainbow District School Board is the name of the English-language public school board, offering regular and French immersion programs.
- The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is the English-language Catholic school board, offering both English and French immersion programs.
- The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario is the French-language public school board, offering programs in French.
- The CSC Nouvelon is the French-language Catholic school board, offering programs in French.
Use this Ministry of Education tool to find the schools near your home. Check out the Ministry’s admission criteria for French-language schools. And, to find out which schools provide buses from your home, use this tool or call the Sudbury Student Services Consortium at (705) 521-1234.
Registration begins in January for all children who will be turning four that year and beginning school the following September. Registering early will help ensure you’re invited to readiness programs offered by your school. Check the EarlyON Calendar for kindergarten registration events in January and February. If you miss the formal registration events, you can still call the school you are interested in anytime to get your child registered.
Learning to Play and Playing to Learn: Getting Ready for School (PDF) is an easy-to-use booklet for parents, based on the research of what, how, and when your child learns. It is filled with up-to-date information, helpful tips and checklists about your child’s development and how to help prepare them for kindergarten.