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Please note: The December 15, 2017 - Letter to Parents re: Out-of-Catchment and Academy applications applies to ONLY new out-of-catchment and academy applications for the 2018-19 school year. The new procedures do not apply if your child is already placed in a school.

Online Registration

Before you begin, you will need the following:

  • A valid email address
  • Photo or scan showing proof of your child’s age and citizenship
  • Photo or scan showing proof of residency
  • Please view the complete list of acceptable documents before proceeding

We reserve the right to request additional documents. Applications are not considered complete until all supporting documentation has been submitted. 

2017-18 School Year 

2018-19 School Year Registration begins January 10, 2018.

Early French Immersion applicants will have until January 31, 2018 to register online.  Student selection will once again be determined by lottery, with parents being notified in early February 2018.

New Secondary School Academy, Out-of-Catchment and Out of District student applications are due March 31, 2018.

To ensure placement at your catchment-area school, registration must be received by June 15, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

More information about the registration process

Should you have additional questions, please email

Secondary Academy Applications

Registration for the 2018-19 school year begins January 10, 2018.  More information to come.

Visit the Secondary Academies webpage for more information. 

Letter to Parents – December 15, 2017
Out-of-Catchment and Academy Applications for 2018-19 school year


  • Register Here

  • Current School Year (2017-18)

    Next School Year (2018-19) coming soon

    Information about the registration process

    Questions? Contact

  • Online Registration Process

  • The following information will help determine if this process will apply to you.

    • Is my child new to Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools?
    • Do I have a child that will be turning five years old on or before December 31, 2018?
    • Do I want to register my child in French Immersion?
    • Do I want to register my child in Late French Immersion?
    • Do I want to register my child in secondary academies? (Hockey, Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Lacrosse, Baseball, Performing Arts or Jazz)
    • Do I want to apply for a school transfer request?
    • Do I want to register my child out-of-catchment?