Welcome! Thank you for choosing our Catholic schools for your child’s education.
There is something unique and truly special about education that has faith and spiritual growth at the heart of academic and social learning. The distinct faith-filled experiences offered to our children on their learning journey will help prepare them for a positive future. We believe in our schools as well as the benefit and gift of Catholic education — we hope you will share this belief with us.
Registering Your Child in Three Easy Steps
Frequently Asked Questions
What Will My Child Learn in Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten?
Information about St. Mary Choir and Orchestra School (grades 5-8)
STEP 1: Age Requirement
Does your child turn 4 this calendar year? Children who reach 4 years of age by December 31 of this calendar year can attend Junior Kindergarten in September.
STEP 2: Find Your Designated School
Confirm the designated school for your home address. Find Your School and school boundary maps are available under Schools.
STEP 3: Make an Appointment at Your Designated School
Make an appointment to visit your designated school for registration. Prepare and bring the following documents to your registration appointment. All documents must be presented to the school as originals and must be in English (or certified translation).
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- Roman Catholic baptismal certificate for child or parent. Additional documentation is required for Eastern Catholic or Orthodox students.
- Proof of home address (at least 2 pieces of registered identification: tax bill, property assessment, driver's license, utility bill)
- Proof of immigration status for non-Canadian born students. (Families who are temporary residents in Canada (ie. Work Permit, Study Permit) must first submit a request to attend school to the Admissions Office at email@example.com before contacting the school).
- Legal documents related to custody and access, if applicable
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to the Board's Admission of Students Policy.
Can my child go to a different school other than their designated school?
Where can I find school bus information?
Students are required to attend the designated school where they live. However, should you wish for your child to attend a different school, please contact the principal of the school you are required to attend to discuss the criteria for applying for a boundary exemption.
Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services is responsible for delivering school bus transportation to eligible students. Students must be registered to confirm eligibility. Go to
to check your address.
My child is not Roman Catholic, how can he/she become Catholic?
Please contact your local Catholic parish to discuss the process.
Is Before and After School Care available?
Each of our schools has partnered with an outside organization to provide an Extended Day and/Before and After School Program. These optional, fee-based programs are run by non-profit organizations. Please note that some schools do not have a program due to lower interest by families. However, we survey families each and every year to determine if a program will be added. Parents are responsible for transportation of children who attend the Extended Day.
Is French Immersion available?
Yes! French Immersion is available in London, St. Thomas and Woodstock.
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The Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten program is a child-centered, developmentally appropriate, integrated program of learning for four- and five-year old children. The purpose of the program is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years, and to do so in a safe and caring play-based environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all children.
The Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten program reflects the belief that four and five year olds are capable and active learners, full of potential and ready to take ownership of their learning.
Teachers and Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) work together to implement a carefully planned program that is challenging and geared to each child’s level of development.
To give each child the best start possible, early learning programs provide a variety of learning experiences and opportunities based on assessment information and the strengths, needs, and interests of the children.
The program aims to provide every child with the kind of support he or she needs in order to develop:
Health, well-being, and a sense of security
Curiosity and confidence in learning
Respect of the diversity of his or her peers