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French Immersion at St. Mary


December 21, 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians:


I am pleased to inform you that the Toronto Catholic District School Board will be offering French Immersion (FI) for students in Junior and Senior Kindergarten beginning in September 2018 at the following elementary schools: St. Brigid, St. Alphonsus, St. Rita, St. Mary and St. Louis. The decision to implement the program in these schools was made at the December 7, 2017 Meeting of the Board.

You are receiving this letter because you reside within the FI program boundary and are eligible to apply for the Kindergarten FI program offered at St. Mary. This FI registration option is open to any student who:


  1. Is currently a JK student who resides within the regional boundary of the newly designated FI location and is attending an elementary school within this boundary;
  2. Is a new registration for JK or SK for the 2018-19 school year and resides within the regional boundary of a newly designated FI location.

If your child is currently a JK student at St. Mary or if your child is a JK student in another school within the FI boundary for St. Mary and are interested in applying to the SK/FI program at St. Mary, you must complete an online application requesting the FI program when registration begins.


Registration for the FI program offered at these new locations will begin on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM EST using the Student Online Application for Registration (S.O.A.R.). The application is found on the TCDSB website at We understand that many families will be interested in this new program. Every effort will be made to accommodate students where possible. All applications will be processed in accordance with the Admissions Policy which can be found on the Board’s website at


Important note for children currently enrolled in JK: Your child will have a secured placement in the SK regular English track program at your current school should you choose not to apply to the FI program.


To learn more about this new program a French Immersion information night will be held on January 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary.


Should you have any questions about the FI registration process, please contact your school or the Admissions and Placement at (416)222-8282 extension 5320.


Rory McGuckin
Director of Education


Copy: Larry Stamcoff, Principal St. Mary
          John Shanahan, Superintendent Area 6
          Jo-Ann Davis, Trustee