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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, Georgina, 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 2015

Immaculate Conception CES
500 Aberdeen Avenue, Woodbridge
Monday, November 24, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School
475 Brownridge Drive, Thornhill
Monday, November 24, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Elementary School
262 Old Homestead Road, Keswick
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School
223 Highglen Avenue, Markham
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary School
125 Krieghoff Avenue, Unionville
Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Elementary School
121 Rollinghill Road, Richmond Hill
Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7 p.m.

Christ the King Catholic Elementary School
329 Valleymede Drive, Richmond Hill
Monday, December 1, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. Joseph, Aurora Catholic Elementary School
2 Glass Drive, Aurora
Monday, December 1, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School
960 Leslie Valley Drive, Newmarket
Monday, December 1, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School
141 Kirk Drive, Thornhill
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7 p.m.

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School
301 Barhill Road, Maple
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. Edward Catholic Elementary School
33 Cairns Drive, Markham
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7 p.m.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School
191 Crofter’s Road, Woodbridge
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7 p.m.

St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School
751 Hoover Park Drive, Stouffville
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7 p.m.


Important dates to remember:

Online applications open the day following each school's parent information night.

February 4, 2015 - Online application closes

February 10, 2015 - If required, lottery will be held at each of the French Immersion sites at 5 pm. Parents are welcome to be present

February 13 - 17, 2015 - Parents will begin to be notified on status of application

February 24, 2015
- Acceptance deadline: successful applicants are required to formally register by February 24, 2015 in order to hold placement

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.