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Other French Programs

In addition to the two system-wide intensive French programs (Early French Immersion and Junior Extended French), there are also other intensive French programs offered in individual schools or in a smaller number of areas. Application to these other programs is managed directly at each of the schools. See below for more information regarding the program, catchment areas and admission procedures.

Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative 

Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Junior School is an alternative school within the TDSB. Children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 receive daily instruction in French. This consists of twenty minutes per day in JK and gradually increases with each grade to 150 minutes in Grade 6. Admission to this program is managed directly by the school. Please visit the school website for more information.

Cosburn Intensive Extended French

This program begins in Grade 6 and offers an 80% model of French instruction in Grades 6-8. This program is open to students in the regular English program. Admission to this program is managed directly by the school. Please visit the school website for more information.

Middle French Immersion

The Middle Immersion Program begins in Grade 4 and is available to students in Grade 3 of the English program. It offers 100% French instruction in the classroom until the end of grade 6, although some specialist subjects may be taught in English. Admission to this program is managed directly by the school. Please visit the school websites for more information. Middle French Immersion is offered in two schools:

Intermediate Extended French (Grade 7 Entry)

The grade 7 Extended French program offers students who have successfully completed three years of Core French the option to enter into a more intensive program in grade 7. These students spend approximately 40% of their day in French classes at the Extended French school.

The attendance area for an Extended French school is created by "associated" English feeder schools. To locate the Grade 7 entry Extended French school in your area, you must first confirm the English school for your home address, then visit our Extended French Location Finder.

Applications to the Intermediate Extended French program are made the year your child is in Grade 6 for entry in September of Grade 7.

  • Eligible students by home address should complete the application for Grade 7 entry Extended French and submit it directly to the Extended French school by January 31, 2020
  • Parents will be notified of placement by the Extended French School.
  • Information night dates are in the table below.

Information night dates

School Name Location School Telephone # Information Session Date and Time
Bowmore Road Jr &Sr PS
80 Bowmore Road
416-393-9450 January 23rd at 6:00pm
Charles Gordon Sr PS
25 Marcos Blvd
416-396-6130 January 15th at 6:00pm
Earl Grey Sr PS
100 Strathcona Avenue
416-393-9545 January 16th at 6:30pm
Glen Ames Sr PS
18 Williamson Road
416-393-1800 January 15th at 6:30pm
Glenview Sr PS
401 Rosewell Avenue
416-393-9390 January 9th at 7:00pm
Henry Hudson Sr PS
350 Orton Park Road
416-396-6310 January 9th at 6:00pm
JB Tyrrell Sr PS
10 Corinthian Blvd
416-396-6360 January 15th at 6:30pm
JR Wilcox Community School
231 Ava Road
416-394-2388 January 16th at 5:00pm
King Edward Jr & Sr PS
112 Lippincott Avenue
416-393-1325 January 21st at 6:00pm
Queen Alexandra Sr PS
181 Broadview Avenue
416-393-9535 January 9th at 5:30pm
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Sr PS
33 Heather Road
416-396-6570 January 22nd at 6:30pm
Sir Ernest MacMillan Sr PS
149 Huntsmill Blvd
416-396-6575 January 15th at 6:00pm
Swansea Jr & Sr PS
207 Windermere Avenue
416-393-9080 January 16th at 1:30pm
Winona Drive Sr PS
101 Winona Drive
416-393-1680 January 16th at 6:30pm

Students who are not in the catchment of a Grade 7-entry Extended French school may apply under Optional Attendance and will be offered placement if there is available space. 


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