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French Immersion


French Immersion at the North Vancouver School District (NVSD) is a Kindergarten to Grade 12 program. As a parent or guardian, you are making the decision to support your child through both the elementary and secondary school programs.

French Immersion has no specific catchment areas. The program is reviewed regularly to provide equity of access for all children and maintain a balanced enrolment across the school district. French Immersion school locations and the overall program configuration may change over time due to the complex nature of fluctuations in enrolment and other factors.

Elementary French Immersion is offered at Braemar, Cleveland, Dorothy Lynas, Larson, Ross Road and Sherwood Park. Secondary French Immersion is offered at Argyle, Handsworth, and Windsor.

For more information on the French Immersion program, please visit the French Immersion web page.

Kindergarten French Immersion

To register a student for Kindergarten French Immersion, please follow the steps for Kindergarten registration.

Placement is based on availability. In the event demand exceeds spaces available, a lottery will be conducted to determine placement.

Grade 1 Entry

Students in full-day English Kindergarten can submit a transfer request for Grade 1 entry to French Immersion. Please follow the steps on the Transfer web page.

Grade 6 Entry - Late French Immersion (LFI)

The LFI program is a two-year intensive program offered to all students who have successfully completed Grade 5. For more information, please visit the Late French Immersion web page.

How to apply for LFI:

Current NVSD students: Follow the steps outlined on the Transfer web page.

New students: Follow the steps outlined on the New Student Registration web page.

Applications for LFI will not be accepted after September 30 for the current school year.