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French Immersion

French immersion information [1]

In the HPEDSB elementary French Immersion program, students are taught French as a subject and French serves as the language of instruction in two or more other subjects.

Academic and Applied courses in French Immersion are available in Grades 9 and 10, and university preparation and open courses in Grades 11 and 12.

In the French Immersion program, students accumulate 10 credits in French: four are for French as a Second Language courses; six are for other subjects in which French is the language of instruction. Students who successfully complete their 10 credits receive a French Immersion certificate.






Virtual French Immersion Information Nights

All virtual French Immersion information sessions run from 6:00-7:00 PM using the link: https://bit.ly/HPE_French [2]

School Meeting Info
Central Hastings School Thursday, February 3, 2022
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Bayside Public School Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Harry J. Clarke Public School Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Prince Charles Public School Wednesday, February 2, 2022

French Immersion links and resources


The French Immersion program is offered at the following elementary schools:

Extended French

The Extended French Program is available at York River Public School to students in grades 5 – 8 who have an interest in extending their learning of French as a second language. Visit our Extended French Program [11] page for more information.

Secondary School French Immersion

When transitioning to Grade 9, there are several secondary school French language options from which students may choose, including the French Immersion program at Bayside Secondary School. Visit our Secondary School French Programs [12] page for more information.

View all programs [13]


Frequently asked questions about French Immersion [14]