IMPORTANT INFO: Online Applications for Grade 1 French Immersion for September 2022 enrolment closes January 21!

The York Catholic District School Board offers the French Immersion program at 15 elementary schools, and five high schools throughout York Region. The program aims to provide non-francophone children with a high degree of proficiency in the French language. Although the curriculum is the same as in the English-language program, the language of instruction for most subjects is in French in the primary grades.

Children born in 2016 who will begin Grade 1 in September 2022, are eligible to apply for the program. Parents can submit an application for their children online from December 3, 2021 – January 21, 2022.  After the application period closes and depending on the number of applicants, a lottery may be conducted.

York Catholic’s elementary French Immersion program begins in Grade 1 and is a prerequisite for the Board’s secondary French Immersion program. In most instances, students cannot enter the French Immersion program after Grade 1.

Visit to learn more about the French Immersion program and apply for a spot at St. Joseph Aurora for grade 1 for September 2022!