Extended French Program (Grade 5) 


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​. For more information, please refer to the Extended French Program (Grade 5) Parent Information Booklet​​.

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. The program consists of a half-day of instruction in French and a half-day 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 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. Transportation is not provided for siblings not in the French Immersion program.

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.

Location Change for September, 2017

St. Brigid & St. Catherine of Alexandria Schools:
Beginning in September, 2017, the Extended French Program will be offered at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Elementary School (407 Barber Drive in Georgetown) for students entering the Grade 5 Extended French Program.

Please note that this will be a phased-in approach:

  • The program will be offered to Grade 5 students at St. Catherine of Alexandria School in September, 2017;
  • Grades 6, 7, and 8 students currently in the program will remain at St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School.