Welcome to Saskatoon Public Schools! We look forward to meeting you and your child/children! Students are registered at the school in their neighbourhood. Registration forms are available at each school or on each school's page on this website.
Students who are new to Saskatoon Public Schools, and who do not speak English as their first language, should register through our Newcomer Student Centre located at 310 21st Street East in down town Saskatoon. Call 683-8400 for an appointment.
Our elementary schools offer Kindergarten to Grade 8 for students 5 years of age to 13 years of age. Our high schools (collegiates) offer Grades 9 to 12 for students 14 years of age to 21 years of age.
Registering for Kindergarten
Registration for Kindergarten begins in January for the next school year. Children must be 5 years old by January 31st of the school year in which they begin Kindergarten. For example, to start Kindergarten in September 2012, your child must be five years old by January 31st of 2013.
Registering for all other grades
Students can register at any time during the school year (September to June). When you enroll your child/children, you must provide the school principal with documentation that verifies their age. One of the following documents may be used:
- Certificate of Birth
- Baptismal Certificate
- Saskatchewan Health Services Card or equivalent
For children who have moved from another school, it's a good idea for them to bring along any documents from their last school (i.e., report cards) that will help our staff determine the appropriate grade in which to place them. A student's language ability, age, prior schooling and future goals are considered when determining placement in schools. Some families, whose first language is not English, may need help with English as a Second/Additional Language (ESL/EAL). Staff at our Newcomer Student Centre will determine whether or not support is needed, and will then make the necessary arrangements.
The individual school principal is responsible for the decision on the admission of students to schools.
What if I am a permanent resident?
If your family has been granted a confirmation of permanent residence, your children can register in our schools. Please bring your documentation from Citizen and Immigration Canada to our Newcomer Student Centre when registering.
What if I am in Canada on a study or work permit?
If you have entered Canada on either a study (for full time studies only) or a work permit, you may register your children in our schools without having to pay a tuition fee. Please bring your documentation (study or work permit) from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to your appointment at our Newcomer Student Centre.
Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act allows students (who are not Canadian citizens) accompanying their parents who have study or work permits to attend our schools.
Study permits for parents will be accepted only if the following criteria are met: (1) The parents' study is for at least one year, and (2) The area of study is more substantial than English alone. This means if parents are taking only English as a Second/Additional Language (ESL/EAL) classes, their children have to enroll with our division through the Saskatoon International High School Program and pay a tuition fee. For more information about the International High School Program please visit www.saskatooninternational.com
What if I am in Canada as a visitor?
If you have been issued a visitor record by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, you must pay a tuition fee for your children to attend our schools. When you register your children at the school, please bring your passports to verify your visitor status as well as the date of birth of your children.