In addition to the two system-wide intensive French programs (Early French Immersion and Middle French Immersion), there are also other intensive French programs offered in individual schools or in a smaller number of areas. See below for more information regarding the program, catchment areas and admission procedures.
Junior Extended French
The Grade 4 Junior Extended French program begins at the grade 4 level. Students in this program spend 50% of their day in French instruction from Grade 4-8 at the Extended French school. The subjects taught in French are French Language Arts, Social Studies and The Arts. English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science are taught in English. Designated school pathways exist to ensure that students have a continuation of program from the Grade 4 entry to the end of Grade 12.
The Grade 4 Junior Extended French program is phasing out as the Grade 4 Middle French Immersion begins in 2021. The last cohort to begin the Grade 4 Junior Extended French program starts in September 2020. These students will complete the Junior Extended French program through Grade 8 and merge with the French Immersion program in Grade 9 in 2025.
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.
This program is phasing out. The last cohort to begin the Grade 6 Intensive Extended French program starts in September 2020.
Intermediate Extended French
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.
This program is phasing out. The last cohort to begin the Grade 7 entry Extended French starts in September 2020.
Students who are not in the catchment of a Grade 7 entry Extended French school may apply under Optional Attendance if there is available space.