Early French Immersion (Grade 1) 

​Frequently Asked Questions


School sites that offer the Early French Immersion Program:


Sacred Heart of Jesus School

St. Benedict School

St. Brigid School

St. Mary School ​



HCDSB currently offers an optional Early French Immersion Program beginning in Grade 1 at four school sites. Space in the program is limited - there will be a maximum of 2 classes per site.

Students must be entering Grade 1 in their September start date, in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Early French Immersion Program. 

Registration for the 2018-19 School Year

Online registration for the Early French Immersion program took place on Tuesday, January 16, and Wednesday, January 17, 2018. 


The random selection (lottery) process has now taken place for student placement in the (Grade 1) Early French Immersion program.

Notifications Emails:

  • Parents will have received an email to notify if their child’s name was selected through the lottery for a spot in an Early French Immersion class.
  • Parents will have received an email to notify if their child is on the waiting list, between January 25 and January 30, 2018.
  • NOTE TO PARENTS: If you did not receive an email, please contact the office at the school for which you applied.

    Parents who received notice that their child was selected for a spot in an Early French Immersion class have until Friday, February 9th to attend the school to confirm acceptance.

2017-12-EFI-Presentation.pngClick here to watch the recorded webinar of the Early French Immersion Program and Registration process.​