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French Immersion is a proven way of acquiring excellent language skills in French. The French Immersion program at HWDSB is specifically designed for parents who do not speak French, but want their children to speak both official languages. The program is open to HWDSB students starting in Grade 1.

HWDSB offers French Immersion to help secondary school students achieve educational goals set forth by the Board and the Ontario Ministry of Education, while also developing French abilities to:

  • Communicate easily with French-speaking people
  • Understand and appreciate Canada’s Francophone and Anglophone heritage
  • Continue their educational development in French or English
  • Accept employment that requires French or English or a combination of the two languages

HWDSB awards a Certificate of French Immersion attached to the student transcript to show a student’s involvement in French Immersion at the secondary level. Students earn the certificate by successfully completing four secondary courses in French Immersion and at least six courses in other subjects taught in French. The program is located at Sherwood Secondary School and Westdale Secondary School.

2024-25 Secondary French Immersion

fi info nightGrade 7 and 8 students and families considering the French Immersion program in secondary school are invited to an upcoming Grade 7 & 8 Information Night.

French Immersion Information Night
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
6 to 7 p.m. at Sherwood and Westdale secondary schools.
PDF flyer: French Immersion Info Night

Sherwood address: 75 Palmer Road, Hamilton, Ontario
Westdale address: 700 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario

Click here to learn more about Grade 7 & 8 Information nights. 

Updated on Monday, November 13, 2023.
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