The Near North District School Board offers an Extended French option locally with a Grade 5 entry point.

The second choice for French as a Second Language provides more language instruction than core French but is not fully immersive, with approximately 60 percent of instruction in French. 

The board says the program is designed for students who do not speak French at home and begins for students in Grade 5 and continues throughout secondary school.

Extended French is offered at Land of Lakes Public School, Parry Sound Public School, E.W. Norman Public School, Mattawa Public School and White Woods Public School. 

Students may continue Extended French at Almaguin Highlands Secondary School, F.J. McElligott Secondary School, West Ferris Secondary School, Northern Secondary School and Parry Sound High School.

Families interested in pursuing Extended French for their children can visit the board’s specified page by clicking here or call the nearest school that offers the program. 

If you are a current NNDSB student you can register by clicking here, and new students would need to register with the board and select Extended French in the language program dropdown menu.