Register your child for school

  • Choose an educational program
  • Which school should your child attend?
  • Register your child for Kindergarten
  • Register your child for Grade 1 to 12

  1. Choose an educational program

    There may be specific entrance requirements and space may be limited.


  2. Which school should your child attend?

    Every Yukon school has a specific attendance area. A student's attendance area is determined by their home address. Students must attend school in their attendance area.

    How are attendance areas established?

    Attendance areas are set by ministerial order under Section 58 of the Education Act. The attendance area is your local neighbourhood or community.

    Exceptions

    Schools with special programs have a wider attendance area:

    • Catholic schools;
    • French immersion schools; 
    • French first language schools; and
    • First Nation School Board schools.

    School attendance area

    Catholic schools

    Christ the King Elementary School

    Attendance areas of elementary schools south of Two Mile Hill:

    • Elijah Smith Elementary
    • Golden Horn Elementary
    • Grey Mountain Primary
    • Selkirk Elementary

    Holy Family Elementary School

    Attendance areas of elementary schools north of Two Mile Hill:

    • Hidden Valley
    • Jack Hulland Elementary
    • Takhini Elementary

    St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School

    Attendance area: Whitehorse area

    French immersion schools

    École Whitehorse Elementary School

    Attendance area: Whitehorse area

    Selkirk Elementary School

    Attendance area, English program:
    • Downtown Whitehorse
    • Marwell
    • Riverdale
    • Wickstrom Road
    Attendance area, French immersion (Kindergarten to Grade 4):

    Whitehorse area.

    F.H. Collins Secondary School

    Attendance area, English program:
    • Golden Horn Elementary
    • Grey Mountain Primary; a
    • Selkirk Elementary.
    Attendance area, French immersion: Whitehorse area.

    French first language schools

    Centre scolaire secondaire communautaire Paul-Émile Mercier (CSSC Mercier)

    Attendance area: Yukon

    École Émilie-Tremblay

    Attendance area: Yukon

    First Nation School Board schools

    Chief Zzeh Gittlit School

    Attendance area: Old Crow and area

    Grey Mountain Primary School

    Attendance area: Riverdale

    Johnson Elementary School

    Attendance area: Watson Lake and area

    Watson Lake Secondary School

    Attendance area: Watson Lake and area

    Nelnah Bessie John School

    Attendance area: Beaver Creek and area

    Ross River School

    Attendance area: Ross River and area

    St. Elias Community School

    Attendance area: Haines Junction and area

    Takhini Elementary School

    Attendance area:

    • Crow Street
    • Fish Lake Road
    • Kopper King Trailer Park
    • Lobird
    • Northland Trailer Park
    • Swan Street
    • Takhini
    • Takhini Trailer Park
    • Valleyview
    • the Yukon College Student Residence

    All other schools

    Elijah Smith Elementary School

    Attendance area:

    • Arkell
    • Canyon Crescent
    • Copper Ridge
    • Granger
    • Hillcrest
    • Ingram
    • Lobird Trailer Park
    • McCrae
    • McIntyre
    • McLean Lake
    • Paddlewheel Village
    • Valleyview

    Golden Horn Elementary School

    Attendance area:

    • Alaska Highway (sections of the highway south of McCrae)
    • Annie Lake Road
    • Atlin Road
    • Bear Creek
    • Cowley Creek
    • Golden Horn
    • Jakes Corner
    • Judas Creek
    • Kettley's Canyon
    • Marsh Lake
    • Mary Lake
    • Mt. Sima
    • New Constabulary
    • North McClintock
    • Old Constabulary
    • Pineridge
    • Robinson
    • South Klondike Highway
    • South McClintock
    • Wolf Creek

    Hidden Valley Elementary School

    Attendance area:

    • Alaska Highway (sections of the highway north and west of Whitehorse)
    • Echo Valley
    • Hidden Valley
    • Lake Laberge
    • MacPherson
    • Mendenhall
    • North Klondike Highway
    • Old Alaska Highway
    • Pilot Mountain; Scout Lake Road
    • Takhini Hot Springs Road

    J.V. Clark School

    Attendance area:

    • Mayo
    • Keno
    • Stewart Crossing and areas

    Jack Hulland Elementary School

    Attendance area:

    • Alaska Highway (from McIntyre Creek to 1.6 kilometre before its intersection with the North Klondike Highway)
    • Crestview
    • MacKenzie Trailer Park
    • Porter Creek
    • Whistle Bend

    Porter Creek Secondary School

    Attendance area:

    • Elijah Smith Elementary
    • Hidden Valley Elementary
    • Jack Hulland Elementary
    • Takhini Elementary schools

    Robert Service School

    Attendance area: Dawson City and area

    Tantalus School

    Attendance area: Carmacks and area

    Del Van Gorder School

    Attendance area: Faro and area

    Eliza Van Bibber School

    Attendance area: Pelly Crossing and area

    Ghùch Tlâ Community School

    Attendance area: Carcross and Tagish areas

    Khàtìnas.àxh Community School

    Attendance area: Teslin and area

    Kluane Lake School

    Attendance area:

    • Destruction Bay
    • Burwash Landing and areas

  3. Register your child for Kindergarten

    All dates for Kindergarten registration have changed. The registration process has been delayed by a week. 

    Registration for Whitehorse children starts on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 9 am.

    Children must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2022, to start Kindergarten.

    Most families choose to send their children to Kindergarten but it is not required.

    How to register

    Parents and guardians must create an Aspen/MyEducationBC Account in the Yukon's student information system. You can do this before February 14, 2022. 

    To create an account: 

    • Go to: myeducation.gov.bc.ca/
    • Click "Request an account".
    • For mobile users: you will not see “Request an account” on a mobile device. This is because you're in a mobile site view. To access the website view on your mobile device:
      • Chrome: select the 3 dots at the top right of the page and check the “Desktop site” option.
      • Apple-Safari: select the AA and select “Request Desktop Website”.
    • Create a personal account by filling out all the appropriate boxes. This information is connected to the student’s record as a contact.
    • Set your password and security question. Temporary login will be the email entered in this screen. Once your application is processed, the new login will be 98-1st name initial and last name. For example, “98-jdoe”.
    • A verification email will be sent to your email address. Click on the confirmation link in the email to verify your address.
    • Your account will be activated once completed. You'll be able to log in using the email address and password you just entered.

    For more information, view the Aspen account guide: Parent or Guardian Online Aspen Account Request and Student Registration

     

    How to register your child through your Aspen/MyEducationBC account

    You can register your child for Kindergarten as of Monday, February 14, staring at 9 am. 

    To complete your registration, make sure to follow the instructions below: 

    1. Go to: myeducation.gov.bc.ca/
    2. Log into your Aspen/MyEducation account.
    3. Read the instructions.
    4. Be prepared to upload a piece of government issued ID for your child that includes their legal name and birthdate. An image of the ID is acceptable.
    5. Examples of the right ID to provide include:
      • Birth certificate 
      • Passport

    A health care card is not an acceptable form of ID. 

    If you have a problem uploading a picture of your ID through the online registration, make an appointment with your school to show your ID. 

    What to expect?

    When you're registering

    • You may be asked to resubmit the online form if you register before the registration date. 
    • Students must attend the school in their attendance area. View attendance areas.
    • Only submit 1 registration per child. 
    • There are no paper forms available. If you need support to register online, use the contact listed above. 

    What to expect after registration 

    • Your registration will be processed by the school. Once it's accepted, you'll receive an email confirmation. 
    • The school will contact you to share:
      • orientation session information; and
      • important school dates.
    • If your child is not assigned to your school of choice, we'll contact you to discuss options.

    For Catholic schools

    To register your child in 1 of the 2 Catholic schools:

    • Complete the online registration. 
      • Upload a piece of valid government-issued ID. 
      • Upload the Catholic school of Whitehorse admission form.

    Once your child is assigned to a Catholic school, the school will contact you for an interview. 

    For French Immersion

    To register your child for French immersion:

    • Complete the online registration form.
      • Upload valid government-issued ID
      • select the French Immersion Program; and
      • select the preferred school (Selkirk Elementary or Whitehorse Elementary).
      • if applying to Selkirk Elementary School, you must select the French Immersion program or the English program in the parent message box under the "submit" tab. 

    French immersion programs are not on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis. There's a lottery. 

    Make sure to follow the process and key dates outlined to be included in the lottery process. 

    Registration process and key dates for French immersion

    Monday, February 28, 2022, at 4 pm

    This is the last day to register your child for French Immersion. Your child will be placed in the lottery if 1 is needed. There will be a lottery if more than 84 children pre-register. After the lottery, early immersion places will be on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis.

    Friday, March 18, 2021, at 4 pm

    This is the last day to confirm acceptance of your child’s assigned school.

    French 1st language

    To register visit la Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon or phone École Émilie-Tremblay at 867-667-8150.

    Register your child in a community

    Most rural Yukon schools have 2 Kindergarten starting points. Children can start either;

    • pre-Kindergarten (K4) if they’re 4 years old; or
    • Kindergarten (K5) if they’re 5 years old on or before December 31, 2022.

    Kindergarten can be a half-day or full-day program, depending on the school. Some schools include Kindergarten in blended-grade classrooms.

    How to register

    Contact the school to register your child. The school will whether they require online registration or paper-based registration. If it's paper based, the school will provide all the necessary forms.  You'll need a valid piece of government-issued ID.


  4. Register your child for Grade 1 to 12

    According to Section 22 of the Education Act, Yukon children must:

    • attend school from the age of 6 years plus 8 months (as of September 1) until at least the age of 16; except
    • by special arrangement with the Department of Education.

    How to register

    Contact the school in your attendance area to register.

    You must register your child in your attendance area. 

    The school will provide all the necessary forms. You’ll need your child’s birth certificate or transcript.

    If the school does not have room for your child, we'll help you find another option. Phone 867-667-5068 or email publicschool@yukon.ca.


Contact 

If you have questions about registering your child for school, email publicschools@yukon.ca or phone: 867-667-5127, toll-free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5127.