French Immersion programs are designed for students who do not speak French at home. The Early Immersion Program begins in Senior Kindergarten. It offers 100% French instruction in the classroom until the end of grade 3, although some specialist subjects may be taught in English. English instruction is gradually introduced beginning in grade 4 until it becomes a half-day program from Grades 6-8. Designated school pathways exist to ensure that students have a continuation of program from the SK entry to the end of grade 12.
The application process for admission to Early French Immersion programs begins in November. It is an online application process. It is not a first-come, first-served process. Learn more about the application process and the deadlines. All late applicants will be placed on a wait list.
The attendance area for an Early French Immersion program is created by a group of "associated" English feeder schools. To locate the Early French Immersion school in your area, you must first confirm the English school for your home address, then visit our French Immersion Location Finder.
Note: Attendance areas as well as associated feeder schools for Early French Immersion programs may be changed at any time in accordance with Board policy and procedures. Placement in an associated French Immersion school cannot be guaranteed if a school reaches capacity.