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​For the 2017-2018, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) at 17 elementary schools and Extended French as a Second Language (EFSL) at 10 ​elementary schools and at 8 secondary schools.    

FI Designated Sites 2017-18 
EFSL Designated Sites 2017-18


For the 2018-2019 school year, the SCDSB will offer FI at 18 elementary schools and EFSL at 10 elementary schools and 9 secondary schools.

FI Designated Sites 2018-19
EFSL Designated Sites 2018-19

Grade 1 French Immersion registration information

The SCDSB offers FI at select schools throughout Simcoe County beginning in Grade 1. The goal of the FI program is to support the development of confidence and proficiency in all aspects of the French language.

The FI online application form and the link to access it will only be available starting at 9 a.m. on Mon. Jan. 22 and will close at 9 p.m. on Wed. Jan. 24, 2018. Once available, you will find the application link on this page.

Enrolment into the FI program in Grade 1 is limited to a maximum of 40 students per designated FI site. While every effort will be made to accommodate all FI applications, available space and staffing will determine how many students can be registered. Applications will be processed in the order they are received electronically. Parent(s)/guardian(s) can contact their school if they do not have Internet access at home or require assistance accessing the online application.

Please note that the designated sites for FI may change during the program, which may also include splitting the program between two different sites.

For more information, read our French Immersion Guide for Parents and Guardians and French Program Frequently Asked Questions or call your designated school FI site.


French Immersion Information Sessions - January 2018


Information sessions for families who are considering entry into Grade 1 FI for the 2018-2019 school year will take place in January.  


​School​ ​Date & Time
Ernest Cumberland Elementary School
160 8 Ave., Alliston
​January 11 at 6 p.m. 
Cameron​ Street Public School
575 Cameron St., Collingwood
January 9 at 6 p.m. 
​Ferndale Woods Elementary School
170 Ferndale Dr. S., Barrie
​January 15 at 6 p.m. 
​​Forest Hill Public School
16 Doran Road, Midhurst
​January 9 at 6 p.m.
​Goodfellow Public School
827 9th Line, Stroud
​January 16 at 6 p.m.
Harriett Todd Public School
11 George St., Orillia
​January 15 at 6 p.m.
Hillcrest Public School
184 Toronto St., Barrie
​January 18 at 6 p.m
Mundy's Bay Public School
340 Sixth St., Midland
​January 18 at 6 p.m.
Oakley Park Public School
22 Davidson St., Barrie
​January 17 at 6 p.m.
W.H. Day Elementary School
410 Maplegrove Ave., Barrie
​January 10 at 6:30 p.m.
​Warnica Public School
211 Warnica Rd., Barrie
​January 10 at 6 p.m.
​Worsley Elementary School
31-40th St. South, Wasaga Beach
​January 11 at 6 p.m.


Students attending designated specialized programs (FI/EFSL) in schools outside their regular attendance area are provided with the opportunity for transportation services that are not the same as regular home to school transportation. Read more about transportation for FI and EFSL students.

Overview of FSL programs

French Immersion, Grade 1 entry, 5,820 hours of instruction by Grade 8

Extended French, Grade 5 entry, 2016 last year, 1,940 hours of instruction by the end of Grade 8

Core French, Grade 4 entry, 400 hours of instruction by Grade 8

*Students may no longer apply for the EFSL program.

For more information, please contact the SCDSB FSL Consultant at 705-896-0583 or email