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French Immersion

Overview of the Early French Immersion Program

The French Immersion Program begins in Senior Kindergarten and continues until the end of Grade 12.
The Early French Immersion program is offered at St. Eugene, St. Joseph, and Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary Schools.
The Secondary French Immersion Program is offered at Cathedral High School.

Students enrolled in Kindergarten French immersion receive a minimum of 50% instruction in French on a daily basis.
Students enrolled in Grades 1 through 8 receive 50% of instruction in French and 50% of instruction in English.
Students at the Secondary level complete a minimum of 10 courses delivered in French.

The following subjects are taught in French at the elementary level:
-Arts (Drama and Dance, Music and Visual Arts)
-French Language and Literacy
-Health and Physical Education
-Science and Technology
-Social Studies (History and Geography)

Our French Immersion Schools

Our French Immersion Schools

Sts. Peter & Paul Elementary School
École élémentaire Catholique Saints Pierre et Paul

St. Joseph Elementary School
École élémentaire Catholique Saint Joseph

St. Eugene Elementary School
École élémentaire Catholique Saint Eugène

Cathedral High School
École Cathédrale

School Finder / Transportation

For school eligibility, please visit the School Locator at: ...

For information about for transportation (buses), please click visit HWSTS at: ...
French Online Homework Help

French Online Homework Help

The HWCDSB is happy to introduce online homework help in French through the virtual campus of Voilà Learning.
Visit the following link to watch a video and find out more about the program:
Visit the following link to register for the Online Homework Help ... .
Ask your child's French teacher for the password.
Click on the following link to access the Virtual Campus: ...

French Language Support

French Language Support is a program that allows children to develop their linguistic skills through highly engaging cultural and social activities.
It is currently being offered at St. Eugene and Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary Schools and supports the current French Immersion curriculum.
The program is offered by the Centre francophone de Hamilton. Centre francophone Hamilton (CFH) is a non-profit organization established in Hamilton in 1971. The Centre’s mandate is to promote arts and culture in the greater Hamilton region.
CFH’s objective is to act as a pendulum that allows the community and artists to come together, share and exchange. Our greatest motivation is the promotion of artistic activities and cultural events to allow our community to identify with francophone arts and culture as a means to grow, to escape everyday life for a community searching for meaningful experiences.

Attached, please find more detailed information regarding the French Language Support Program.
For further information, please contact Contact the program coordinator Marie-Eve Brideau. Call 647-393-2531 or email

Welcome to French Immersion

Welcome to Cathedral

This is our newest version which includes highlights of our French Immersion program!
Additional Information

Additional Information

For more information regarding French Immersion, please see attached documents or contact us at:

(905) 525-2930, ext. 2902

A Parent Guide: Supporting Your Child’s Success in French Immersion and Extended French Elementary Schools ...

Ministry & External Resources

Ministry of Ontario - French as a Second Ontario Ministry of Education: French As a Second Language ...

Ministry of Ontario - A Framework for French as a Second Language for Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade Twelve ...

On Est Capable! French Professional Development ...

FSL Homework Toolbox: Resource for Parents and Students

Canadian Parents for French: