Early French Immersion Waitlist Application

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

The regular application period for this Program of Choice closed on February 10th, 2023. The application below is the tool you can use to have your child added to the waitlist. Placement priority will be based on AP 220. Should a space become available for your child, you will be contacted through the information you’ve provided in this form. 

Please note – this is an application for the waitlist for the 2023/24 school year.  The application process for the 2024/25 school year will being in January 2024.  Please check the website in December for the exact dates.

Waitlists are kept until 4 pm on September 30th, 2023 – at which point they are dissolved for that school year. 

Application Process:

  1. Parents must also register their child in their regular catchment school.
  2. The next step is to complete the waitlist 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. All applications will be prioritized as outlined by AP 220, and placed on the waitlist accordingly.
  4. Applicants will be contacted if a space becomes available.
  5. All waitlists are dissolved on September 30 of each year.

Online Waitlist Application for Early French Immersion for September 2023

Please note: This is a waitlist 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 onto a timestamped waitlist for their catchment French Immersion school.

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.