French Immersion Program 

HCDSB currently offers an optional French Immersion Program beginning in Grade 1 at schools across our district. 

About the Program

The French Immersion Program is an optional program with limited enrolment. ​The goal of the French Immersion Program is to develop functional proficiency in students through the provision of a significant amount of curriculum with French as the second language of instruction.


Students must be entering Grade 1 in their September start date, in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s French Immersion Program.

Where is this Program Offered?

The French Immersion Program is offered regionally, and sites will change from time to time to address student enrolment and other considerations. 

View the designated schools for the French Immersion Program​​ and their associated feeder schools.

If you are interested in registering for French Immersion at the Grade 2-8 level, please use the School Finder Tool to determine your feeder school, and contact the appropriate school directly. 

Register for the 2020-2021 School Year

The online registration process for the 2020-2021 school year took place from November 4-15, 2019. Registration is now closed.

Learn More About the French Immersion Program

  • Recording #4 ~ A Parent's Guide to Optional French Programs - What to Expect After Registration

About the Random Selection Process

Student enrolment in the French Immersion Program is determined through a random selection (lottery) process.

The random selection (lottery) process will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019, and during that time, parents will be notified if their child was selected through the random selection (lottery) process for a spot in an Early French Immersion class, or notified if their child is on the waiting list.​​​​​​​​​

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