French Immersion

HCDSB currently offers an optional French Immersion Program beginning in Grade 1 at schools across our district. 

About the Program

The French Immersion Program is an optional program with limited enrolment. ​The goal of the French Immersion Program is to develop functional proficiency in students through the provision of a significant amount of curriculum with French as the second language of instruction.

Students must be entering Grade 1 in their September start date, in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s French Immersion Program.


Where is this Program Offered?

The French Immersion Program is offered regionally, and sites will change from time to time to address student enrolment and other considerations. 

View the designated schools for the French Immersion Program​​ and their associated feeder schools.


2021-2022 School Year Registration 

The online registration process for the 2021-2022 school year took place from November 9-20, 2020. 


Learn More About the French Immersion Program


​About the Random Selection Process

Student enrolment in the French Immersion Program is determined through a random selection (lottery) process.

Parents will be notified if their child is selected through the random selection (lottery) process for a spot in an Early French Immersion class, or notified if their child is on the waiting list.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​