Register Your Child
The Peel District School Board serves children age four and older. Courses for adults are also available.
Peel has more than 255 elementary and secondary schools. Find the name and location of your local school by calling our Planning and Accommodation department at 905-890-1010 (or 1-800-668-1146) ext. 2212, or enter your home address into our school locator.
Where to register
Register your child at the school they will attend. Schools accept registrations throughout the year but are closed in July and August. It’s best to visit the school from Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the school year. You can also contact your school to set up an appointment. You will find contact information for all our schools in the Schools section.
If your family is new to the Peel region, your child may need an assessment/orientation interview before starting school. Please call the We Welcome the World Centres to register and find out if you require an assessment/orientation interview. We have three We Welcome the World Centres which are open throughout the year. Please call 905-366-8791 to talk to our staff and book your appointment. There is no fee for registration.
Documents to bring to registration
Proof of child's age
- Canadian birth certificate
- Canadian passport
- Citizenship card/certificate
- Permanent Resident Card
- Record of Landing
- Confirmation of permanent residence
- Work permit
- Newcomer permit
Proof of address
- Utility bill
- Bank statement/client slip (directly from a financial institution)
- Credit card statement
- Government forms (i.e. Service Canada, Ontario Works or Canada Post change of address)
- Purchase agreement
- Other Government Identification (e.g. Ontario Photo Card)
Please note that a driver's license cannot be accepted.
Proof of custody – children must live with their parent(s) unless provided documentation supports an alternate living arrangement
Proof of immunization – students registering in an Ontario public school for the first time must provide proof of immunization or a valid exemption from Peel Health.
*Please note – You are required to bring your child/children with you when you register them for school.
If you are missing some documents, you can still visit the We Welcome the World Centres, and our staff will help you with all registration requirements.
At the Peel District School Board, everything we do is designed to help each child achieve to the best of their ability. Our collective, daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families and the World.
Through our Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students policy and process, we will collect vital information that will help us:
- meet the learning and cultural needs of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students
- increase participation of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit parents, students, communities, and organizations in working to support the academic success of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students
- increase awareness among non-Aboriginal students, staff, and families about First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples
For more information about the Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, visit the Indigenous Education page
International students attend the Peel Schools for International Students currently housed at Applewood Heights, Clarkson Secondary School and Harold M. Brathwaite. The schools provide a unique, world-class program that integrates students from around the world into a dynamic and welcoming learning environment.
International students interested in our program should visit www.peelschools.org/international or call 1-800-668-1179 ext. 2638.