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French Immersion




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Grade 1 ​French Immersion Application Process for the school year 2024-2025

There will be French Immersion Parent Information sessions held online through the Microsoft Teams Meeting platform. The session will provide more details about the French Immersion program, the application and registration process for Grade 1.

It is highly recommended that the parent(s)/guardian(s) attend one of the virtual information meetings detailed below to receive specific details regarding the Grade 1 French Immersion application process for the 2024-25 school year.​

School Region

Session Date & Time

Meeting Information

Our Lady of Providence C.E.S.​
St. Angela Merici C.E.S.
St. Joachim C.E.S.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina C.E.S. 

Tuesday December 5, 2023
7:00 p.m.


Microsoft Teams Online Meeting


All Saints C.E.S.
Divine Mercy C.E.S.
St. Elizabeth Seton C.E.S.
St. Gregory C.E.S.


Thursday December 7, 2023
​7:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams Online Meeting


​Note about Microsoft Teams: For optimal access, use a computer device (desktop, laptop or Chromebook) or use the Microsoft Teams App.

Submitting an Application
The date to submit an application using the French Immersion on-line application website as well as the deadline for the submission of applications will be announced at the French Immersion Parent/Guardian information sessions.  Please note: in the case of an application by same-age/same-grade siblings, the parent/guardian shall submit one application per sibling.

Random Selection Process
Should the number of applications exceed the number of spaces available, a centralized, computer-generated random selection process will be held following the application deadline.

French Immersion Eligibility
Entry into the Dufferin-Peel CDSB French Immersion program occurs in Grade 1. Students who wish to enter the Grade 1 French Immersion program must be eligible to attend a Dufferin-Peel school before going through the application process.

Parents/Guardians who wish to enroll their child in a French Immersion program after the Grade 1 entry point, can enroll in the program only if:
a) space at the French Immersion School is available and;
b) the student was previously enrolled or is currently enrolled in a French Immersion Program and/or;
c) the student can demonstrate fluency in the French Language (Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing). A proficiency assessment may be required.​

Elementary French Immersion Program

French Immersion is a Canadian educational program designed to give students whose first language is not French the opportunity to learn in the French language. French Immersion in Dufferin-Peel begins in Grade 1 where 90% of the instructional day is delivered in French.  The percentage of the day instructed in French varies as students progress throughout the elementary grades: ​

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French Immersion Schools

Please see the chart below for the French Immersion programs offered at each of the centres. Note that three schools offer French Immersion from Grades 1 through 8:

Grades 1 - 8
Our Lady of Providence C.E.S.
35 Black Oak Drive
Brampton, ON  L6Y 4W7
St. Joachim C.E.S.
435 Rutherford Road North
Brampton, ON  L6V 3V9
St. Gregory C.E.S.
1075 Swinbourne Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5V 1B9​

In addition to the three schools above, five pairs of schools partner to offer French Immersion across Grades 1 through 8, with Grades 1 through 4 offered at one school and Grades 5 through 8 offered at a partner school. Below are the pairs of schools offering French Immersion:

Grades 1 - 4 Grades 5 - 8
St. Angela Merici C.E.S.
83 Edenbrook Hill Drive
Brampton, ON  L7A 2N7
Students move to:St. Ursula C.E.S.
11 Dwellers Road
Brampton, ON  L6X 5C1
All Saints C.E.S.
4105 Colonial Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5L 4E8
Students move to:St. Margaret of Scotland C.E.S.
2266 Council Ring Road
Mississauga, ON  L5L 1C1
Divine Mercy C.E.S.
2840 Duncairn Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5L 4E8
Students move to:Our Lady of Mercy C.E.S.
5820 Glen Erin Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5M 5J9
St. Elizabeth Seton C.E.S.
6133 Glen Erin Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5N 2T7
Students move to:St. Teresa of Avila C.E.S.
6675 Montevideo Road
Mississauga, ON  L5N 4E8
St. Pio of Pietrelcina C.E.S.
4675 Huron Heights Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5Z 4G9
Students move to:St. Jude C.E.S.
175 Nahani Way
Mississauga, ON​  ​L4Z 3J6​

​​​Secondary French Immersion
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French Immersion Schools (Elementary and Secondary)

Please click here to see the 2023-2024​ French Immersion Schools Map and Grade Allocations. 


No bussing is provided for students in the French Immersion program.

​For more information about the French Immersion Program, call 905-890-0708 ext. 24374.​​​

Additional Information on French Immersion

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