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Admission criteria

The Conseil scolaire catholique Providence admits children of parents who are francophone and Catholic, as per the section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and to article 93 from Constitution Acts,1867.


Our schools are aimed at families looking to offer French Catholic education to their child.
Admission of a child from a religious denomination whose baptismal ceremony is recognized by the Catholic Church may be considered.


According to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, you have the right to register your child in a French-language school if you are:
  • A parent, Canadian citizen, whose first language learned and still understood is French; or
  • A parent, Canadian citizen, who received education at the elementary level in a French-language school in Canada; or
  • A parent, Canadian citizen, with a child who received or is receiving education in the elementary or high school levels in a French-language school.
However, if you do not qualify under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Education Act allows a parent or guardian to request the possibility of admitting the child via an admission committee of the School Board. This is a simple process, which is done through a meeting between members of the board and the family.
For more information on the admission criteria, please see policy 7.046 and administrative procedure PA-7.046 for student admission.