The Vancouver School Board's Early French Immersion program accepts 5 and 6-year-olds at the beginning of their formal schooling. This program is intended for non-French speaking students who wish to develop a high-level of proficiency in both official languages.
The BC curriculum is instructed in French from kindergarten to the end of Grade 3. From Grades 4-7, 50 to 80% of the BC curriculum is taught in French.
Although the common point of entry to Early French Immersion is kindergarten, Grade 1 students may enter up to September 30th if space is available.
Early French Immersion Schools
School Map and Directory
Families interested in applying for a French Immersion kindergarten placement for the 2020-2021 school year, please be advised that Priority Registration Zones (French Immersion catchments) will continue to be suspended.
Parents can choose to apply to any of the 12 VSB elementary schools offering Kindergarten Early French Immersion for the 2022-2023 school year. Families can select up to a maximum of three location choices per student.
Kindergarten Registration Information
Early French Immersion Application - Grade 1 to 7
Choice Program Information Sessions