Middle French Immersion

2024-2025 Middle French Immersion Registration Period
Monday, February 5 to Friday, February 9, 2024

If you are interested in registering your child for the Middle French Immersion program in grade 4, use the School Locator to find the Middle French Immersion school in your area and contact that school. You can also contact your child's current school for more information.

On February 9th, 2016 the Board of Trustees approved a motion which changed the way kindergarten is delivered in all schools in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

Since September 2016, all kindergarten programs have been 50% English and 50% French, and the entry point for Early French Immersion has moved to grade 1.  In addition, all students in grades 1 through 3, enrolled in Early French Immersion, have math instruction in English.

Early French Immersion - Junior/Senior Kindergarten

Your child will learn in French 50 per cent of the time in junior and senior kindergarten. English gradually increases through later grades.

-   All OCDSB kindergarten students (junior and senior) would receive 50% of their instruction in English and 50% in French; 

-    Students in Early French Immersion will receive instruction of mathematics in English for grades 1 to 3 EFI;

Middle French Immersion - Grade 4

If your child has completed the grade 3 English/Core French Program, you can choose to enter the Middle French Immersion Program. All subjects are generally taught in French in grades 4, 5, and 6, except for English Language Arts and Math.

For further information on Middle French Immersion, please see our French as a second language programs fact sheet.

After successful completion through to the end of secondary school, your child will be able to participate easily in conversation, take postsecondary courses in French, and live and work in a French-speaking community.


For more information and frequently asked questions about French as a Second Language Programs at the OCDSB, including Core French, Early French Immersion, and Middle French Immersion, see the fact sheet below:

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