Grade 1 French Immersion Application

The SCDSB offers French Immersion (FI) at select schools throughout Simcoe County beginning in Grade 1.

Entry into the FI program is determined through a digitally randomized lottery system. The Grade 1 FI online application form will be available at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 until 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. Click the button below to apply:

Click to apply for FI program

Enrolment into the FI Program in Grade 1 is limited to a maximum of 40 students per designated FI site. While every effort is made to accommodate all FI applications, available space and staffing will determine how many students can be registered.

Find additional information about Grade 1 FI in the SCDSB in this presentation, and contact your FI school with any further questions.

NOTE: The designated sites for FI may change during the program, which may also include splitting the program between two different sites.

Information for families


Grade 1 FI family information nights are held annually in advance of the application process for the following school year. This year, FI family information nights will be held in-person throughout the month of November at the respective FI school locations. Dates and times of these sessions can be found below. 

If you have any questions, please contact your French Immersion school or [email protected].


Designated Grade 1
FI Site
Information Night
Date and Time
 Cameron Street PS
 575 Cameron St., Collingwood
 Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. 
 Ernest Cumberland ES
 160 8 Ave., Alliston
 Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. 
 Ferndale Woods ES
 170 Ferndale Dr. S., Barrie
 Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.
 Forest Hill PS
 16 Doran Road, Midhurst
 Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. 
 Goodfellow PS
 827 9th Line, Stroud
 Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. 
 Harriett Todd PS
 11 George St., Orillia
 Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.
 Harvest Hills PS
 400 Crossland Blvd., Bradford
 Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.
 Hillcrest PS
 184 Toronto Street, Barrie
 Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. 
 Mundy’s Bay PS
 340 Sixth Street, Midland
 Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.  
 Oakley Park PS
 22 Davidson Street, Barrie
 Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
 W.H. Day ES
 410 Maplegrove Ave., Bradford
 Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. 
 Warnica PS
 211 Warnica Road, Barrie
 Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.
 Worsley ES
 31-40th Street South, Wasaga  Beach
 Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. 

If you're not sure what your designated FI site is, please use the Find My FI/EFSL Site tool

Contact us with your French Immersion inquiry

*Parent/guardian's full name

*Designated French Immersion school

*Email where you can be contacted 

*Parent/guardian's phone number

*Please provide a full description of your inquiry.

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