Elementary School Admissions Criteria

Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board elementary schools are open to all students meeting the criteria for admission, as listed below.

Children turning the age of 4 by December 31 of the current year are eligible to register in September of that same year. Find your zoned school using the Eligibility Query School Locator and consult our Transportation Policy prior to completing the registration packages.

To facilitate your child's registration, please complete all forms included in the registration package and include all of the documents listed below in an email to (Please note, you must download the file above and save it to your computer or your child's information will not be saved.)  

We recommend you contact your zoned school before submitting your child's registration package to ensure all required forms have been completed and to answer any questions regarding the registration process that you may have. 

The following original documents are required for your child upon registration:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Proof of Catholicity (one of the following):
    • Your child's Catholic baptismal certificate
    • The parent's Catholic baptismal certificate (note: the Catholic parent must provide proof of residency in the Nipissing / Parry Sound districts)
    • Confirmation of enrollment to the R.C.I.A./R.C.I.C. program
  3. Passport/Immigration Documents (if child was not born in Canada)
  4. Proof of Address (a rental/lease agreement, utility bills, proof of purchase)
    • Students living outside of the Nipissing / Parry Sound districts (but within Ontario) may apply to an elementary school without payment of a fee. Placement will be offered only if there is space available.
Some registrations may require additional forms to be completed to finalize the registration.

NOTE: Parents of school-aged children must provide their child’s vaccination information to the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. Students without the required vaccines will receive notice asking for updated immunization information. For more information, please visit

General Information

For further information on programs or registration, please contact your nearest Catholic School or the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board at 705-472-1201. The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board offers English, French-as-a-Second Language, and Native-as-a-Second Language programs designed to nurture each child's intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and physical growth. In our schools, children develop the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes toward learning that are necessary for the challenges of tomorrow.

We welcome both you and your child to the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board!

Kindergarten Students

Learning Through Play

This is an exciting time for our youngest learners and we are thrilled to share this new adventure with you! As children embark on their educational journeys, early education lays the foundation for future academic and social success. See below for a list of resources to help you as you prepare your child for their first year of school!

Learning Through Play Volume 1, Issue 1
Learning Through Play Volume 1, Issue 2

Learning Through Play Volume 1, Issue 4
Kindergarten Students


Our schools offer our youngest learners a variety of opportunities to develop physically, academically and spiritually, to help them reach their full potential. Examples of early learning opportunities offered to our students include:

• NPSC has First Lego League
• coding
• Experiential Learning opportunities
• French Immersion/Extended French
• NSL in many schools
• Music/Design & Tech./Family Studies
• Equity & well-being through our Catholic Faith

Learn more about what NPSC has to offer in our Welcome to Kindergarten Booklet