French Immersion

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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

New: Secondary French Immersion Program

  • Beginning Sept. 2017 at St. Brother Andre, Markham, with Gr. 9
  • Beginning Sept. 2018, at Jean Vanier, Richmond Hill; St. Maximilian Kolbe, Aurora; Fr. Bressani, Woodbridge, with Gr. 9

10 Core Courses taught in the French language over 4 years with 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.