Extended French Program (Grade 5) 

​Frequently Asked Questions

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School sites that offer the Extended French Program:


St. Gabriel Catholic School

Holy Cross Catholic School

St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School

St. Matthew Catholic School ​​​​

St. Bernadette Catholic School

St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic School

St. Joseph (Oakville) Catholic School

St. Benedict Catholic School

Holy Rosary (Milton) Catholic School


HCDSB currently offers an Extended French (Middle Immersion) Program beginning in Grade 5 at nine school sites​

Students must be entering Grade 5 in their September start date, in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Extended French Program. 

Registration for the 2018-19 School Year

Registration took place on Thursday, January 18, and Friday, January 19, 2018. 


The random selection (lottery) process has now taken place for student placement in the (Grade 5) Extended French program.

Notifications Emails:

  • Parents will have received an email to notify if their child’s name was selected through the lottery for a spot in an Extended French class.
  • Parents will have received an email to notify if their child is on the waiting list, between January 25 and January 30, 2018.
  • NOTE TO PARENTS: If you did not receive an email, please contact the office at the school for which you applied.

    Parents who received notice that their child was selected for a spot in an Extended French class have until Friday, February 9th to attend the school to confirm acceptance.


Click here to watch the recorded webinar of the Extended French Program and Registration process. 


As this is a regional program, classes may be located outside of the home school area. Transportation is provided for students meeting the Board’s eligibility requirements as per Board Policy II-24 Home to School Transportation​. Students from Grades 5 to 8 living more than 1.6 kilometers from the French Immersion regional site are eligible for transportation to the assigned school offering French Immersion. 

Can siblings attend the same school if my child is in the Early French Immersion program?

Enrolment in Extended French Immersion does not guarantee that siblings can attend the same school. It is possible to have one sibling attending one school while another sibling attends a different school. Parents have the option of submitting a cross-boundary​ request, however, these requests are subject to approval and annual review. Transportation is not provided to cross-boundary students. If a sibling is granted cross-boundary permission, s/he must apply for a courtesy seat​ on the bus, which is also subject to approval. It should be noted that each year, the siblings must re-apply: there is no guarantee from year to year.