French Immersion

In addition to English classes, the York Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer a Regional 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 proficiency 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.

Download Elementary French Immersion Brochure


2022 French Immersion Process Dates


Description Dates
Parent Information Nights Between Nov. 15th – Dec. 5th, 2022.
Online application opens After each school parent information night
Online application closes Jan. 20th, 2023.
Lottery (if required) Jan. 26th, 2023 @ 5:00 PM



Secondary French Immersion Program


10 Core Courses taught in the French language over 4 years with the option available for French Advanced Placement course credit

Gr. 9 Courses

  • French Language
  • Religious Education
  • Geography

Gr. 10 Courses

  • French Language
  • Religious Education
  • History

Gr. 11 Courses

  • French Language
  • Religious Education

Gr. 12 Courses

  • French Language
  • Religious Education
Prerequisite: Elementary French Immersion program. Equivalency options for the pre-requisite are being considered. For more information, contact your secondary French Immersion school.