French Immersion

parsThe application system for Early French Immersion opens on October 30, 2017. Deadline for application to Early French Immersion is November 30, 2017.

Junior Extended French* applications will open in January 2018.

Applications are accepted online only.  You will need your child’s OEN number to apply. If your child has an older sibling in a French Immersion you will be asked to provide their OEN as well. This information can be found on your child’s past report cards.


The Early French Immersion program at Runnymede starts in a child’s SK year.

Runnymede is a dual-track school, which means that about 50% of students follow English programming and the other 50% follow the Early French Immersion program.

If you do NOT want your child to participate in Early French Immersion, you don’t have to do anything.  Your child will continue in the English stream throughout their Runnymede career.

If you ARE interested in Early French Immersion, you will need to apply online in November of your child’s Junior Kindergarten year (the year they turn 4).  Information will go home to parents at that time regarding the French language education options available to students in the TDSB.  This information package will include instructions on the application process, deadline information and expected timelines.  There will be a parent information session hosted by school Administration where staff will provide more info on the Early Immersion program and answer any questions that you may have.


Grade 3 English stream students wanting additional French instruction may apply to the Junior Extended French program.

In previous years, students in the Runnymede catchment accepted into the Junior Extended French program attended Swansea PS.  Though this school is still noted as the Junior Extended French school for the catchment, there is no guarantee that students will be sent to Swansea due to high enrollment at that school.

Applications for the Junior Extended French program open in January of each year.

For more information on French Immersion programs, please visit the TDSB website.