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.
Parent Information Nights for September 2014 applications:
St. Joseph, Aurora CES - November 27, 2013 at 7 pm
St. Edward CES - November 28, 2013 at 7 pm
St. Francis Xavier CES - November 28, 2013 at 7 pm
Blessed John XXIII CES - December 3, 2013 at 7 pm
St. Elizabeth Seton CES - November 27, 2013 at 7 pm
Christ the King CES - December 4, 2013 at 7 pm
St. Anthony CES - December 5, 2013 at 7 pm
St. Joseph the Worker CES - November 26, 2013 at 7 pm
Our Lady of Peace CES - December 4, 2013 at 7 pm
Our Lady of Fatima CES - December 3, 2013 at 7 pm
Immaculate Conception CES - November 26, 2013 at 7 pm
St. Brendan CES - November 28, 2013 at 7 pm
Online application opens the day following each school's Parent Information Night
and closes February 6, 2014.
Important dates to remember:
February 6, 2014 - Online application closes
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
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.