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Administrative Procedure 300: AGE OF ADMISSION


The Division recognizes the importance of encouraging individual abilities and therefore provides for students to be admitted to school in a manner and at an age that best meets their individual needs.


  1. The Division shall permit any student who is six (6) years of age by December 31 of the year they wish to enter grade one (1), to be registered as a student.

  2. Any student entering Early Childhood Services must be five (5) years of age by December 31 of the year of entry.

  3. While the Division believes a September 1 admission date better addresses the student’s educational needs and developmental maturity, parents may choose what they feel best meets the needs of the child.


Administrative Procedure Appendix: Grade One Orientation


Section 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 16, 21, 33, 52, 53 197 Education Act


Approved: May 15, 1997

Amended: October 1; 2008; May 6, 2014; August 21, 2018