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​For the 2016-2017 school year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) at 12 elementary schools and Extended French as a Second Language (EFSL) at 10 ​elementary schools and at 8 secondary schools.    

For the 2017-2018 school year, the SCDSB will offer FI at 16 elementary schools and EFSL at elementary and secondary schools. All program locations have been finalized with the exception of the FI and EFSL programs at Alliston-area elementary schools. The location of this program is currently under review and will be finalized at the end of February 2017. 

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

Enrolment in this program is limited. While every effort will be made to accommodate all FI applications, available space and staffing will determine how many students can be registered in the progr​​​am. Applications will be processed in the order they are received electronically. 
The electronic application window for French Immersion is now closed for the 2017-18 school year. 

For more information, read our French Immersion Guide for Parents and Guardians and French Program Frequently Asked Questions.

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.


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.

For more information, please contact the SCDSB FSL Consultant at 705-734-6363, ext. 11026, or email