Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten Registration - January 15-20, 2024. We do still have a few places remaining in our Kindergarten 2024 and families may contact the office for more information.

Please contact the school if you are interested in beginning your child’s educational journey at Mill Bay Nature School starting September 2024.

Mill Bay Nature School Kindergarten Registration Process

Nature School is a District program with no specific catchment areas. It is offered at Mill Bay Nature School and is a choice program.

If requested spaces for Mill Bay Nature school are over-subscribed, placement will be determined by lottery.

Assignment will be based on the following:

  1. Priority is granted to students who have an older sibling residing at the same address that attends the same school and is eligible to return in the next school year.
  2. Any remaining spaces will be assigned on a lottery basis to those in-district applicants who have submitted complete applications during the registration period.
  3. In-district students, who miss the registration dates, may still apply to the program, but will be placed at the end of the waitlist.
  4. Students who move into the district after the selection process is complete may still apply to the program, but will be placed at the end of the waitlist.

How does the lottery system work?

If applications exceed the number of available spaces a lottery system will be used in accordance with the district’s selection process set out below.

If required, available spaces will be allotted through a randomized lottery draw conducted by the School District office.

  • Parents will be notified of the outcome of the lottery, by phone, within one week of the lottery draw. Families will have 24 hours to accept or reject an offered seat.  After that time, unclaimed seats will be offered to waitlisted applicants.
  • Applicants not offered a space will be placed on a waitlist. The lottery also will determine the order of the waiting list. Parents will be notified of their place on the waitlist at the time they are notified that their child did not receive a space in the program.
  • Those put on the waitlist must register their child at their catchment school as placement in the program is not guaranteed.