Early French Immersion (JK Entry)
Applications to the Early French Immersion program are made in November of the year before your child would be starting Kindergarten (It is an entirely online process). All communication will be sent via the email address you provide. Please check your email regularly, including junk mail folders.
Please visit the application site www.tdsb.on.ca/pars.
- You will need your child’s date of birth.
- For non-TDSB students, please select the “Non-TDSB Student” option and follow the steps to generate an identification number. You must then return to the PARS site and follow the application procedure with this number.
- Please select the Early Immersion Program (JK) from the drop-down menu, and complete the application process.
On-time applicants will be offered a placement online via the email address you have provided. You MUST take action to accept this placement by the deadline requested when you are offered a placement.
Offers of placement will be ongoing throughout the weeks and months following the close of the application period. Please check your email regularly, including junk mail folders, and follow any instructions.
- While every effort will be made to place students in the school identified as their area French Immersion school, this is not always possible. In cases where the number of applications in a given area is greater than the number of spaces in the school, students may be redirected to schools with available space.
- Placements are made based on the address you provide prior to the application deadline. If your address changes between the application deadline and the fall of the JK year, there is no guarantee of placement in your new area.
About the Program:
Early Immersion is an Optional Program offered by the TDSB. Junior Kindergarten is the only entry point for the Early Immersion Program which extends to Grade 8 here at William G. Miller. Currently, our students may continue the program in Grade 9 at Cedarbrae Collegiate for high school. Pathways can be found at www.tdsb.on.ca/french. Please note that pathways may change. Students are taught in French 100% of the day from JK - Gr. 3. In Grade 4, students begin English instruction and by Grade 6 the program is 50% French and 50% English.
On occasion we receive requests from parents during the school year to move their children from the French Immersion program into the English program. Students who face difficulty will be provided with support and assistance to be successful in the program. Students leaving the French Immersion program are required to return to their local or home school as determined by their home address.