Parents invited to learn about York Catholic’s French Immersion Program

Local information sessions will help parents determine if French Immersion is right for their child 

The York Catholic District School Board offers the French Immersion program at 15 elementary schools and four high schools throughout York Region.

A series of public information sessions will be held at local French Immersion elementary schools for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their child in the elementary French Immersion program for the 2019-20 school year. Children born in 2013 who will begin Grade 1 in September 2019 are eligible to apply.

The information sessions will provide an overview of the French Immersion program and explain the criteria for enrolment, as well as the application and registration processes. Information about transportation will also be shared and guests will have a chance to ask questions about the program. YCDSB strongly encourages parents and guardians who are considering enrolling their child in French Immersion to attend an information session, as it will help them better determine if the French Immersion program is right for their child.

The French Immersion program aims to provide non-francophone children with a high degree of proficiency in the French language. Although the curriculum is the same as in the English-language program, the language of instruction for most subjects is in French in the primary grades.

Parents can submit an application for their children online from November 26, 2018 – January 25, 2019. After the application deadline, and depending on the number of applicants, a lottery may be conducted.

Following is a list of the scheduled public information sessions for each elementary French Immersion school site. Parents and guardians should attend the information session for their local French Immersion school, which can be determined using the school locator. Interested parents should also apply for their child to attend the program at their local elementary French Immersion school.

The Elementary French Immersion program is a prerequisite for the Board’s secondary French Immersion program. The secondary French Immersion program is currently available at St. Brother Andre CHS in Markham, Father Bressani CHS in Woodbridge, Jean Vanier CHS in Richmond Hill, and St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS in Aurora. View a list of high school information nights.

List of Elementary French Immersion Information Sessions and Schools

For parents/guardians of students entering Grade 1 in September 2019

Date School Community
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School

141 Kirk Drive, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3L3

Thornhill

(Markham)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School

475 Brownridge Drive, Thornhill, ON, L4J 5Y6

Thornhill

(Vaughan)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Elementary School

262 Old Homestead Road, Keswick, ON, L4P 3C8

Keswick

(Georgina)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

7 p.m.

Christ the King Catholic Elementary School

329 Valleymede Drive, Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 2E1

Richmond Hill
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

7 p.m.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School

191 Crofter’s Road, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 7G3

Woodbridge

(Vaughan)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

7 p.m.

St. John Bosco Catholic Elementary School

199 Belview Ave, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 5N9

Woodbridge

(Vaughan)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

7 p.m.

St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary School

125 Krieghoff Avenue, Unionville, ON, L3R 1V8

Unionville

(Markham)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Joseph, Aurora Catholic Elementary School

2 Glass Drive, Aurora, ON, L4G 2E8

Aurora
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Mark Catholic Elementary School

133 Glad Park Ave., Stouffville, ON, L4A 1E4

Stouffville
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School

121 Rollinghill Rd., Richmond Hill, ON, L4E 4L2

Richmond Hill
Thursday, November 29, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School

751 Hoover Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 0Z6

Stouffville
Monday, December 3, 2018

7 p.m.

Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School

230 Hawker Blvd., Maple, ON, L6A 2R2

Maple

(Vaughan)

Monday, December 3, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Edward Catholic Elementary School

33 Cairns Drive, Markham, ON, L3P 7M8

Markham
Monday, December 3, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School

960 Leslie Valley Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 8B3

Newmarket
Thursday, December 6, 2018

7 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School

223 Highglen Avenue, Markham, ON, L3S 1Y4

Markham