French Immersion Registration

French Immersion Registration

Dear Families,

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) would like to share some information with you and your families about Early French Immersion. The entry point to Early French Immersion for September 2024/25 school year is Junior Kindergarten.

The application to the Early French Immersion program will remain an online process managed by the Central French Department and applications must be completed online between November 6 and December 1, 2023. An offer of placement in the program (not a specific school) is guaranteed to all on-time applicants. Families with an older sibling currently in an Early French Immersion program are still required to complete an online application for the new student. Interested families can apply via the Application Link.

At any time, please visit the TDSB French website to view a video that provides information about the TDSB French Language programs as well as the application and placement process in the Early French Immersion and the Middle French Immersion programs. More information about the Early Immersion Program is available in 22 languages, or visit the Information Sessions website for related links to join a live Zoom webinar about the application process. 





JK Immersion Reminder - November 2023

Born in 2020?
 Apply Now for Early French Immersion!  
Please share this time-sensitive information with friends, relatives and community members who have children going into Junior Kindergarten in September 2024!

The online application process for Early French Immersion (Junior Kindergarten entry) is open until December 1, 2023. Children born in 2020 are invited to apply now for spots for September 2024. Apply here. 

Have questions, or want to hear more?

Join a virtual information session:

November 23 - 7 pm

November 27 – 1 pm

Details here.

Early French Immersion information is available in 21 languages here.

Early French Immersion is offered at 78 schools across the TDSB. Bussing is provided free of charge in JK-grade 5 based on TDSB distance criteria. Location information is posted here. 

Important: all on-time applicants are offered a placement in the Early French Immersion program, however placement in a particular school is not guaranteed. To reserve the spot, the offer of placement must be accepted by the deadline given in the offer email. Younger siblings of students already in Early French Immersion must do an online application and select the 'sibling option'.

Note: the TDSB offers Early French Immersion starting in Junior Kindergarten and Middle French Immersion starting in grade 4. The Middle French Immersion application period is in January. Students not enrolled in French Immersion start Core French in grade 4. The TDSB no longer offers grade 4 or grade 7 entry Extended French.

Upcoming Committee Meetings  
The French as a Second Language Advisory Committee (FSLAC) will be meeting on January 9, February 13 and March 19, 2024 from  7- 9 pm. The meetings are in person at the TDSB head office at 5050 Yonge St. For those unable to attend in person, a Zoom link is available. Parents/caregivers and community members are welcome. Meeting details are posted here. FSLAC meetings are conducted in English.

Interested in Joining the FSL Committee?
New parent members/alternates are needed to fill vacancies! The FSLAC is a great opportunity to get to know the TDSB and the staff who support our French programs, to share your experiences and hopes for these programs and to provide input into the procedures, policies, and plans at the TDSB.

Parent members/alternates to the FSLAC must be willing to attend about 8 evening meetings during the school year and support the mission of the FSLAC: “To consult with and advise the Board on French as a Second Language matters. As a Board community advisory committee, the FSLAC will contribute to the work of trustees and staff. This partnership of trustees, staff and parents will foster excellence and growth in FSL programs at the Board”.

Interested? Please email us at !