Early French Immersion (Grade 1) 


School sites that offer the Early French Immersion Program:


Sacred Heart of Jesus School

St. Benedict School

St. Brigid School

St. Mary School ​



HCDSB currently offers an optional Early French Immersion Pilot Program beginning in Grade 1 at four school sites. Space in the program is limited - there will be a maximum of 2 classes per site.

Students must be entering Grade 1 in their September start date, in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Early French Immersion Program. The program will consist of 50% of instruction in French and 50% of instruction in English.

Registration for the 2018-19 School Year

More information about registering for the 2018-2019 school year will be posted on our website, once it becomes available.


As this is a regional program, classes may be located outside of the home school area. Transportation will be provided for students meeting the Board’s eligibility requirements as per Board Policy II-24 Home to School Transportation. Students living more than 1.6 kilometers from the Early French Immersion regional site are eligible for transportation to the assigned school offering French Immersion. Transportation will not be provided to siblings not in a French Immersion program.