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Public Schools

The public school sytem of PEI is funded by the provincial government. Children must be five years-old by December 31 to enter kindergarten and six years-old by December 31 to enter grade one.

Prince Edward Island's public schools are operated by two school boards. As specified in the School Act, school boards provide for instruction, management of staff, facilities and the transportation of students.

How do I figure out where my child should attend school?

Enter your civic address in the Address Locator to determine which school your child can attend.

How do I register my child for school?

To register your child, contact the school directly.

Do PEI students wear uniforms?
Students in public schools are not required to wear uniforms to school, although most schools do have a dress code.

Does PEI offer options to public school?

There are privately operated schools in the province. Parents also have the option of home schooling. [external link]

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