Grades Primary to 12

Registration for Grades 1 to 12

Please complete the School Registration Form which may be accessed in the Resources section of the SRCE website and send the form directly to the school via mail or email along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate and provincial health card.

Registration for Grade Primary

Age requirement for attending Grade Primary:   

Children who are five (5) years of age on or before December 31 are eligible to attend Grade Primary.  Parents/guardians may take advantage of this opportunity for children to attend school or opt to wait an additional year before having their child start school.  Parents/guardians are the best judges of whether their children are ready to start school. 

  • Please Note: Pre-primary children currently attending a SRCE Program are not required to register for primary if attending the same school. Parents of pre-primary children are required to contact the school if they wish to enrol their child in the French Immersion Program.

  • Complete the School Registration Form which may be accessed in the Resources section of the SRCE website and send the form directly to the school via mail or email along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate and provincial health card. Please refer to the School Directory.

French Immersion Program

  • The French Immersion Program is available to all students in the Strait Region and is offered at the French Immersion School closest to your home. Schools that offer French Immersion include Antigonish Education Centre, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy, East Richmond Education Centre, Felix Marchand Education Centre and Tamarac Education Centre. Please contact the Principal at these schools for more information on the French Immersion Program.

  • In instances where existing regional centre transportation is not available, the parent/guardian is responsible to transport the student to and from the French Immersion School at no cost to the SRCE. Please contact the SRCE Transportation Department staff by email at [email protected] or by phone at 902-747-3645 to determine your eligibility to receive bus service.

  •  When there are available primary spaces, families who live outside a school’s catchment area may apply to have their child attend a school out of catchment by submitting an Application for Transfer of Students within the Region Request Form located in the Resources section of the SRCE website. Families must first register at their local school prior to submitting a transfer request. The request will be considered in accordance with the Provincial Class Cap Guidelines and/or if no additional transportation and staffing costs will be incurred to accommodate the request.

  • For more information, please refer to the SRCE’s brochures, Starting Grade Primary: A Guide for Parents/Guardians and French Second Language Programs, available in the Resources section of the SRCE website ( or by contacting Regional Office. 

For further information, contact the school in your area.

Antigonish Education Centre:  902-867-8800      
Bayview Education Centre: 902-787-5220
CB Highlands Education Centre/Academy: 902-235-7500
Chedabucto Education Centre/Guys. Academy: 902-533-2288
East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy: 902-232-2810 
East Richmond Education Centre: 902-535-2066
Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy: 902-366-2225  
Felix Marchand Education Centre: 902-345-2560
H.M. MacDonald Elementary School: 902-863-2096              
Inverness Education Centre/Academy: 902-258-3700
Pleasant Bay School: 902-224-2365                                      
St. Andrews Consolidated School: 902-863-2512
St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy: 902-522-2035           
Tamarac Education Centre: 902-625-6650
Whycocomagh Education Centre: 902-756-2441

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