French Immersion

Early French Immersion

On-line applications for students entering Kindergarten and Grade One will be accepted from 8:30 am on January 8th, 2018 through to 12:00 pm on January 12th, 2018 at www.sd33.bc.ca. Please register your Kindergarten child at your catchment area school prior to applying on-line, as placement in the Immersion program is not guaranteed. If the number of applications exceeds the number of spaces available, a lottery system for selection will be used, within the parameters of our Selection Process.

Applications after January 12th can be made directly at Cheam Elementary. If you wish to register a child at any other grade level, please contact Cheam Elementary directly. The program will be enrolling students up to Grade Five in September 2018. Please note, Kindergarten and Grade One students do not require previous French experience.

Late French Immersion

The District will hold an informational meeting for interested parents on January 17th at 6:30 pm at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (Alumni Hall), 46361 Yale Road. This meeting will address the program in general, and outline how the program will look in our new Grades Six to Eight Middle School model. 

On-line applications for students entering Grade Six in September 2018 will be accepted on Monday, January 29th, 2018 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm at www.sd33.bc.ca. If the number of applications exceeds the number of spaces available, a lottery system for selection will be used, within the parameters of our Selection Process.

Applications after January 29th can be made directly at either of the host schools, Chilliwack Middle School or Vedder Middle School. If you wish to register a child at any other grade level, please contact CMS or VMS directly.  Please note, Grade Six students do not require previous French experience.

If you are inquiring about our French Immersion program at the secondary school level, please contact Sardis Senior Secondary School directly.


For a more detailed look at our District French Immersion Programs of Choice, please follow the links:

Program Goals

Program Organization

School Organization

Application Process

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