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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Extended French

(Grades 5-12)

 
Extended French (Elementary) 
Extended French, often called the 50/50 bilingual program in the past, was launched in 1977 at nine TCDSB centres. There are more than 2,000 students are enrolled in centres across Toronto. Students from Grades 5 to 8 are taught in French for half the day and in English for the other half. As well as French-language arts, the following subjects are also taught in French: social studies/history/geography, physical education/health and visual arts.
  
The Extended French Program is offered to students beginning in grade 5 at several TCDSB sites. Interested parents are encouraged to attend an information evening to learn more about the program. Please note dates, times and locations for sessions planned for December through to February:
 

Extended French Open Houses (Elementary): 

ST. JOHN
January 11, 2017, 6:00pm
780 Kingston Road, Toronto
416-393-5220
                                 
NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
January 11, 20176:30pm
35 Saffron Crescent, Etobicoke
416-393-5288
 
ALL SAINTS
January 18, 20177:00pm
1435 Royal York Road, Etobicoke                          
416-393-5290
                                                        
OUR LADY OF GRACE
January 18, 20176:30pm
121 Brimwood Blvd., Scarborough
416-393-5372 
 
BLESSED SACRAMENT
January 19, 20177:00pm
24 Bedford Park Avenue, Toronto
416-393-5226 
 
ST. TIMOTHY
January 19, 20177:00pm
25 Rochelle Crescent, North York
416-393-5298
 
ST. CLARE
January 23, 20176:30pm
124 Northcliffe Boulevard, York
416-393-5214
 
ST. GREGORY
January 24, 20176:30pm
126 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke
416-393-5262
 
ST. MARIA GORETTI
February 9, 20176:00pm
21 Kenmark Blvd., Scarborough
416-393-5260 ​
 
D’ARCY MCGEE
February 15​, 20177:00pm
20 Bansley Avenue, York
416-393-5318
 
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
February 22, 20176:30pm
230 Morningside Ave, Scarborough
416-393-5286
 
ST. RICHARD
February 22, 20177:00pm
960 Bellamy Rd N, Scarborough
416-393-5301
 
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
March 8, 20176:00 - 7:30pm
3176 St. Clair Avenue East, Scarborough
416-393-5252
 
ST. BENEDICT
February 23, 20177:00pm
2202 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke
416-393-5267
 
ST. BONAVENTURE
February 23, 20177:00pm
1340 Leslie Street, North York
416-393-5263
  
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
February 23, 20176:30pm
116 Fermanagh Avenue, Toronto
416-393-5227
 
ST. MARGARET
March 9, 20176:30pm
Beatrice Campus, 50 Ameer Ave., North York
416-393-5249 
JAMES CULNAN
PROGRAM BEING PHASED OUT
 
 
  
 
Extended French (Secondary)
The Secondary Extended French program, a continuation of the Elementary Extended French program, is offered at several Toronto Catholic secondary schools: Bishop Allen Academy, Blessed Cardinal Newman, Brebeuf College, Loretto Abbey, Marshall McLuhan, Mary Ward, Michael Power/St. Joseph, Msgr. Percy Johnson, Senator O'Connor, St. Joseph's College and St. Michael's Choir.
 
It should be noted that upon graduation, students who have completed a minimum of seven Extended French courses are eligible for the Extended French Certificate of the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
  

Secondary French Centres

Bishop Allen Academy

721 Royal York Rd. Etobicoke

416-393-5549

 

Blessed Cardinal Newman

100 Brimley Rd. South, Scarborough

416-393-5519

 

Brebeuf College

211 Steeles Ave. East, North York

416-393-5508

 

Loretto Abbey

101 Mason Blvd., North York

416-393-5510

 

Marshall McLuhan

1107 Avenue Rd. Toronto

416-393-5561

 

Mary Ward

3200 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough

416-393-5544

 

Michael Power/St. Joseph

105 Eringate Dr., Etobicoke

416-393-5529

 

Msgr. Percy Johnson

2170 Kipling Ave., Rexdale

416-393-5535

 

Senator O'Connor

60 Rowena Dr., North York

416-393-5505

 

St. Joseph's College

74 Wellesley Str. West, Toronto​

416-393-5514

 

St. Michael's Choir

67 Bond Str., Toronto

​416-393-5518


 
If you would like to register your child in the Extended French program, please contact the school nearest you, which offers the program.
 
Information
For further information about TCDSB French as a Second Language programs, contact your child's French-language teacher. For French Immersion or Extended French Centres, please contact the French as a Second Language Department at 416-222-8282, ext.  2540, or by email French.Department@tcdsb.org
 
For information on French Immersion programs, visit: the French Immersion page​