Extended French

Extended French


Parent/Guardians of Children in Grade Three 

You have a choice to make about French programming for your child.
Grade 4 is the only time your child can begin a Junior Extended French program.

Applications to the Junior Extended French program may be submitted, on behalf of students in the English program, the year the child is in Grade 3 for entry in September of Grade 4.

What is the Junior Extended French (Gr. 4) Program?

Grade 4, 5 and 6:
 Half of the day is in French and half of the day is in English.
 The subjects taught in French are Language, Social Studies and The Arts.
 The subjects taught in English are English Language Arts, Math and Science.
Please note: The students in the Junior Extended French program do not blend with the students from the Early French Immersion program (SK entry).
Grades 7 and 8:
 Half of the day is in French and half of the day is in English.
 The subjects taught in French are Language, History/Geography and The Arts.
 All other subjects are taught in English
Students who successfully complete a minimum of 7 credits in French at the secondary school level are eligible for a Certificate of Bilingual Studies in Extended French.

To find the Extended French School for your area, please visit the following website and enter the name of your English school in the designated search window:

*Catchments are based on the student’s home address and may change in accordance with TDSB procedures.

Please Note: While admission to the Junior Extended French (Grade 4 entry) program is guaranteed at the entry point to all eligible on time applicants, admission to a specific school is not guaranteed if the school reaches capacity. Application to begin this program is open to all students not already enrolled in an FSL program.

The application process for admission to Junior Extended French begins in January. It is an online application process. It is not a first-come, first-served process. Learn more about the application process and deadlines . All late applicants will be placed on a wait list. 

Junior Extended French Applications