French-Language Schools Welcome New Students

In Ontario, four school systems are publicly funded: the French public system, the French Catholic system, the English public system and the English Catholic system.

Children whose parents are French-language rights holders are automatically admitted to a French-language school if they submit an application. A rights holder is a parent or guardian who lives in Ontario, is a Canadian citizen and meets specific criteria.

This fact sheet may help you understand the French-language school system in Ontario.

This sheet explains:

  • Benefits of learning French
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Application process
  • Admission policies and criteria
  • How to find a French-language school or school board
  • And more
Last updated: June 6, 2016 1005199