Early French Immersion Application

Early French Immersion programs are located at École Herbert Spencer, Qayqayt and Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary Schools. Students normally begin French Immersion in Kindergarten. Some may also join in September of grade 1.

Application Process:

  1. Parents must also register their child in their regular catchment school.
  2. The next step is to complete the application form below. It is the parents’ responsibility to indicate if the child has a sibling already in the program at the same school.
  3. An email will be sent to all applicants confirming their application upon submission (please check your junk mail folder if you can not find it in your inbox).
  4. Applications received within the district’s established registration timelines will be grouped by priority category as outlined in AP 220.
  5. A randomized, supervised draw process will be used to determine student placements conducted on February 27, 2023. Families will be notified by email, regardless of outcome, by March 3, 2023. All unplaced applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  6. All waitlists are dissolved on September 30 each year.

Online Application for Early French Immersion for September 2023

Please note: This is an application form only. This form does NOT register your child for their catchment school. 

A separate form must be submitted for each child you would like to have considered.

Student Information:

Entry to this program starts in Kindergarten or September of Grade 1

Select the school/program in which Early French Immersion catchment area you reside. If you are unsure which is your catchment please contact programsofchoice@sd40.bc.ca. Applicants will automatically be placed into the randomized draw for their catchment French Immersion school.  If you wish to be placed on a waitlist as an out-of-catchment applicant to a French Immersion school please include details of the reason in the comment section.

Entry into Early French Immersion for students in grades 2 or higher is restricted to only those students who are transferring from another Early French Immersion program.

Please note: This form does not register your child – you will need to register your child for
their catchment school in addition to submitting this form.