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French Immersion

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Teaching Canada's other official language to more than 92,000 students is an important challenge for the Toronto Catholic District School Board. The Board has several programs for teaching French as a Second Language in its 200 schools.​ 


Core French
The Core French program is offered from Grades 1 to 8. Classes are 30 minutes long. By the end of Grade 8, students will have received a minimum of 600 hours of French instruction. Options vary in the secondary schools, but a student must earn at least one credit in French to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. 
French Immersion (Elementary)
French Immersion was established in 1982 for Senior Kindergarten and has been extended by one grade each year. Instruction is entirely in French until the end of Grade 2; English-language arts are added in Grade 3. From Grade 5 to Grade 8, instruction is given 50 per cent in French and 50 per cent in English.

French Immersion is offered beginning in Junior Kindergarten at the following sites:


Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

8 Seasons Dr. Scarborough 


Open House: Jan. 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Leger

600 Morrish Rd. West Hill


Open House: Jan. 14, 2020​ at 6 p.m.

Holy Name 

690 Carlaw Avenue


Open House: Jan. 22, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Holy Rosary​

308 Tweedsmuir Ave. Toronto


Open House: Jan. 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​

James Culnan

605 Willard Ave. Toronto


Open House: Jan. 8, 2020 at 5:45 p.m.​​

Our Lady of Peace

70 Mattice Ave. Islington,


Open House: Jan. 9, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.​

Our Lady of Wisdom

10 Japonica Rd. Scarborough


Open House: Jan. 15, 2020 at 6 p.m.​

St. Agatha

49 Cathedral Bluffs Dr. Scarborough


Open House: Jan. 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​

St. Alphonsus

60 Atlas Ave.

Open House: Jan. 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.​​

St. Benedict

2202 Kipling Ave. Rexdale


Open House: Dec. 11, 2019 at 7 p.m.​

St. Brigid

50 Woodmount Ave.

Open House: Jan. 8, 2020 at 6 p.m.​

St. Cecilia

355 Annette Str. Toronto​


Open House: Dec. 4, 2019 at 7 p.m.​​

St. Cyril

18 Kempford Blvd. Willowdale


Open House: Jan. 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​

St. Eugene

30 West Royal Rd. Weston

Open House: Jan. 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​

St. Gerald 

200 Old Sheppard Ave. Willowdale

Open House: Dec. 16, 2020 at 7 p.m.​

St. Jerome

111 Sharpecroft Blvd, Downsview

Open House: Jan. 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​

St. Leo​​

165 Stanley Ave. Toronto


Open House: Jan. 7, 2020 at 6 p.m.​​

St. Louis 

11 Morgan Ave.


Open House: Jan. 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.​​

​​ St. Mary

20 Portugal Sq.

Open House: Dec. 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.​​

For registration information, visit our Admissions and R​egistration​​ page.


French Immersion (Secondary)

The Secondary French Immersion program, a continuation of the Elementary French Immersion program, (Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8) is being offered at Bishop Allen Academy and Senator O'Connor since September 1995.
Beginning in 1996, the Immersion French credit is being granted to students who have studied French, and other subjects taught in French, for an accumulated total of at least 5,000 hours of instruction, and have completed the requirements for the Immersion French.
It should be noted that upon graduation, students who have completed a minimum of 10 French Immersion courses, according to Ministry criteria, are eligible for the Immersion French Certificate of the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
French Immersion Centres (Secondary)
721 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke

Senator O'Connor 

60 Rowena Dr., North York​


100 Brimley Road South, Scarborough​


Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton​

1515 Bloor St W, Toronto



For further information about TCDSB French as a Second Language programs, contact your child's French-language teacher, the nearest French Immersion or Extended French Centre, the French as a Second Language department at 416-222-8282, extension 2540

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