Schools around Arcadia
Arcadia is surrounded by great schools on either side of Highway 417 in Kanata, such as Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Castlefrank Elementary School, All Saints High School, Earl of March Secondary School, and more. Use the school-locator tool provided by Ottawa’s four boards to find the best schools in the proximity to your home, such as this one for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
Find the right school for your child
It can seem daunting; there’s a lot to consider. Namely, will your child receive the education you want for them? Take time to explore the websites of Ottawa’s four school boards to help narrow down your search.
If you’re new to Canada and need help navigating our school system, the school boards have great Family Reception Centres with helpful attendants and resources. Book an appointment for you and your child to get acquainted with their new school.
Ottawa School Boards
Registering for kindergarten
If your child turns four years old before December 31, they are eligible to start kindergarten by September of that same year.
Each school board has a comprehensive system in place to help you register your child at their new school and tools to make the process as smooth as possible. Plus, most schools host open houses where you and your child can meet teachers and tour the classroom to see if it’s the right space.
Transferring to a new school
If your child was attending school before your big move, you’ll need to transfer them to a closer school. Transferring to a new school requires some paperwork, so be sure to check your new board’s website for details and deadlines.
Be sure to make a reminder to choose a school close to your new home as your closing date approaches — with so much going on, you’ll be glad to get ahead of this huge decision in your child’s life.