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French Immersion

In addition to English classes, the York Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer a French Immersion Program in Aurora, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan (Maple, Thornhill, Woodbridge), and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

French Immersion programs are designed to provide non-francophone children with a high degree of proficency in the French language.

While any exposure to a second language is beneficial, French Immersion broadens and deepens that exposure. In Immersion programs, French is not only a subject, but a language of instruction and a means of communication.

Online applications are now closed. Please contact the schools directly.

Important dates to remember:

February 11, 2014 - If required, lottery will be held at each of the French Immersion sites at 5 pm. Parents are welcome to be present

February 13 - 14, 2014 - Parents will begin to be notified on status of application

February 28, 2014
- Acceptance deadline: successful applicants are required to formally register by February 28, 2014 in order to confirm their acceptance

Transportation

Students in grades JK to 3 residing 1.2 km beyond the school and within the French Immersion transportation boundary will receive transporation. As well, students in grades 4 to 8, who live beyond 1.6 km and live within the French Immersion transportation boundary, will receive transportation. Students are required to walk a short distance to and from these centralized bus stops.

Transportation will be provided for eligible siblings of students registered in the French Immersion program. This busing privilege exists as long as one child in the family remains in the French Immersion program.

The bus route schedule for the program will be finalized the third week of August. Parents can access the information at www.schoolbuscity.com by selecting “stop information” and choosing the specific French Immersion School. At this site, you will be able to identify the nearest street corner/intersection to your home and confirm the pick up and drop off time for the designated bus stop.