French Immersion


Is it possible for my child to enter French Immersion at a later grade?
DSBN has a single-entry program with French Immersion starting in Grade 1. 

How do I know which French Immersion school my child can attend?
Your French Immersion Home School is the school with French Immersion programming that falls within the designated boundary lines of where you live. Find your school by using our School Locator tool here  

In what language does the school communicate information to parents/guardians about a child’s progress?
All communication to parents/guardians is in English.

What if my child experiences difficulty in French Immersion?
Like all students in the DSBN, French Immersion students have access to the Learning Resource Teacher. The LRT may be consulted and the school team will decide upon a plan of action to offer the necessary support. 

Do French Immersion students receive support if they require special programming?
Yes. Students have access to all of the program supports that are available in the DSBN in order to receive an education that is tailored to their specific needs.

What if we transfer or move to another district or province?
A full directory of programs available across Canada is published by Canadian Parents for French at 

Is transportation provided
YES, transportation is provided.
The eligibility for transportation for French Immersion students is the same for all students within the District School Board of Niagara. The eligibility distance for transportation for Grades 1 - 8 is 1.6 kilometres or greater from the student’s residence to the French Immersion home school.

Canadian Parents for French

Canadian Parents for French is a nationwide, research-informed, volunteer organization that furthers bilingualism by promoting opportunities to learn and use French for all those who call Canada home.