What is a school reception centre?

A school reception centre is where students get assessed before starting school and where parents can get information.

Some Ontario school boards have newcomer reception or assessment centres. They may provide the following services:

  • Perform assessment tests to place your child in the right grade.
  • Communicate with your child's school to help teachers understand what he or she has already learned.
  • Find schools with specialized language support for your child.
  • Answer parents' questions.

If you have your child's previous report card or textbook, or any other school information that might be helpful, bring it to the centre.

Find a list of school reception centres in Ontario.

Many community agencies can help you with registering your child for school. To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for "settlement services" in your area.

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Last updated: October 29, 2015 4001198