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.
780 Kingston Road, Toronto
Nativity of Our Lord
35 Saffron Crescent, Etobicoke
1435 Royal York Road, Etobicoke
Our Lady of Grace
121 Brimwood Blvd., Scarborough
24 Bedford Park Avenue, Toronto
25 Rochelle Crescent, North York
124 Northcliffe Boulevard, York
126 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke
St. Maria Goretti
21 Kenmark Blvd., Scarborough
20 Bansley Avenue, York
St. Martin De Porres
230 Morningside Ave, Scarborough
960 Bellamy Rd N, Scarborough
Our Lady of Fatima
3176 St. Clair Avenue East, Scarborough
2202 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke
1340 Leslie Street, North York
St. Vincent de Paul
PROGRAM NOT OFFERED
Beatrice Campus, 50 Ameer Ave., North York
PROGRAM BEING PHASED OUT
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.