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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. 
All Saints
1435 Royal York Road, Etobicoke                          
Open House: Jan. 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.​​
Blessed Sacrament
24 Bedford Park Avenue, Toronto
Open House: Jan. 28, 2020 at 5 p.m.​​
D’Arcy McGee
20 Bansley Avenue, York
Open House: Jan. 27, 2020 at 6 p.m.​​​
Nativity of Our Lord
35 Saffron Crescent, Etobicoke
Open House: Jan. 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​​​
Our Lady of Fatima
3176 St. Clair Avenue East, Scarborough
Open House: Jan. 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​​
Our Lady ​​of Grace
121 Brimwood Blvd., Scarborough
Open House: Jan. 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​​
St. Benedict
2202 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke
Open House: Feb. 20, 2020 at 7 p.m.​​
St. Bonaventure
1340 Leslie Street, North York
Open House: Feb. 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​​​
St. Clare
124 Northcliffe Boulevard, York
Open House: Feb. 5, 2020 at 6 p.m.​​
St. Gregory
126 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke
Open House: Jan. 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​​
St. John
780 Kingston Road, Toronto
Open House: CANCELLED - Session to be rescheduled at a later date
St. Margaret - Beatrice Campus
50 Ameer Ave.,
North York
Open House: Mar. 12, 2020 at 6 p.m.​​
St. Maria Goretti 
21 Kenmark Blvd., Scarborough
416-393-5260 ​
Open House: Feb. 3, 2020 at 6 p.m.​​
St. Martin De Porres
230 Morningside Ave, Scarborough
Open House: Feb. 19, 2020 at 6 p.m.​​
St. Richard
960 Bellamy Rd N, Scarborough
Open House: Mar. 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​​
St. Timothy
25 Rochelle Crescent, North York
Open House: Jan. 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​​​
St. Vincent de Paul
116 Fermanagh Avenue
Open House: Jan. 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​​


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



Blessed Cardinal Newman

100 Brimley Rd. South, Scarborough



Loretto Abbey

101 Mason Blvd., North York




Marshall McLuhan

1107 Avenue Rd. Toronto




Mary Ward

3200 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough




Michael Power/St. Joseph

105 Eringate Dr., Etobicoke




Msgr. Percy Johnson

2170 Kipling Ave., Rexdale



Notre Dame ​

12 Malvern Ave., Toronto




Senator O'Connor

60 Rowena Dr., North York



St. Joseph's College

74 Wellesley Str. West, Toronto​



St. Michael's Choir

67 Bond Str., Toronto


Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton​

1515 Bloor St W, Toronto


If you would like to register your child in the Extended French program, please contact the school nearest you, which offers the program.
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
For information on French Immersion programs, visit: the French Immersion page​