The goal of French Immersion is to develop functionally bilingual students through teaching most of the curriculum in French. At the elementary level, at least 50 percent of all instruction is provided en français.



The Niagara Catholic French Immersion Program offers children positive learning experiences with lifelong benefits. By studying a second language, students:

  • Acquire a working knowledge of both of Canada’s official languages;
  • Learn to appreciate French culture;
  • Strengthen all other areas of learning;
  • Develop skills for educational and career advancement;
  • Develop the ability to discover new thoughts and to look at things from different perspectives.


Transportation is available to students who wish to participate in a French Immersion program in their Family of Schools.

Transportation is provided and managed by Niagara Student Transportation Services.


Online Open Pre-Registration

Online open pre-registration is for students new to French Immersion in September 2023.

Monday, January 16, 2023 at 7:30 a.m.

Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

There are a limited number of spots available for students wishing to enter the French Immersion Program.
An account must be created first through to access the pre-registration forms.
Pre-registrations are on a first come, first serve basis. Each pre-registration will receive a time-stamp. Pre-registration instructions are available here.

As well, please visit/contact one of our Niagara Catholic Elementary French Immersion schools listed here for information about the program and pre-registration.


St. John Catholic Elementary School
5684 Regional Road 81, Beamsville, L0R 1B0 view map
Blessed Trinity Catholic Family of Schools
Phone: 905-945-5331
French Immersion: From Kindergarten - Grade 8

Alexander Kuska Catholic Elementary School
333 Rice Rd, Welland, L3C 2V9 view map
Notre Dame Catholic Family of Schools
Phone: 905-735-4471
French Immersion: From Kindergarten - Grade 8

Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School
6559 Caswell Street, Niagara Falls, L2J 1C2 view map
Saint Paul Catholic Family of Schools
Phone: 905-358-3861
French Immersion: From Kindergarten - Grade 7

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School
6525 Carlton Avenue, Niagara Falls, L2G 5K4 view map
Saint Michael Catholic Family of Schools
Phone: 905-354-2523
French Immersion: From Kindergarten - Grade 8

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School
439 Vine St, St. Catharines, L2M 3S6 view map
Denis Morris, Holy Cross and Saint Francis Catholic Family of Schools
Phone: 905-935-4343
French Immersion: From Kindergarten - Grade 8

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