Registration

Age of entry

 
If your child is born between January 1st and December 31st 2019, he is eligible to start kindergarten in September 2024.
  • A child must be 5 years old by December 31st of the year he enters kindergarten.
  • He must be eligible to Francophone Education under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom.

Eligibility

Under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the following people have the right to have their children educated, at primary and secondary level, in a FrancoSud school:

  • Canadian citizens whose first language learned and still understood is French

OR

  • Canadian citizens who received their elementary education in a French first language school, in Canada

OR

  • Canadian citizens whose child has received or is receiving instruction, at the elementary or secondary level, in a French first language school, in Canada.

FrancoSud also accepts applications for admission submitted by the following people:

Permanent residents or temporary residents (excluding people with visitor status) whose child has received or is receiving elementary or secondary education in a French first language school, in Canada.

In all cases, at least one parent of the child must reside in Alberta.

Exceptional cases

In the spirit of Section 23 of the Charter, which is to ensure the vitality of French-speaking communities in minority settings, and in accordance with its restorative aim, FrancoSud can admit to its schools:

  • A child whose parent, a Canadian citizen, wants him to reintegrate its Francophone culture and identity.
    Example: a grandparent is French-speaking but the child’s parent did not have the opportunity to access Francophone education.

  • A child of a Francophone parent, who is a permanent or temporary resident (excluding visitors), who wishes to maintain the French language and the Francophone culture and identity of their child.
    Example: an immigrant whose first language learned and still understood is French.

To register an exceptional case, please contact the school you are interested in.

In all cases, at least one parent of the child must reside in Alberta.

students from another province or country

FrancoSud considers that welcoming Francophone students whose parents reside in another province or country contributes to the enrichment of the learning environment offered in its schools and promotes the vitality of its communities.

The rules governing the admission of students from another province or international students are detailed in FrancoSud’s Administrative procedure 301.

It is important to note that students whose parents are not residents of Alberta are not eligible for free, publicly funded education, and therefore must pay tuition fees.

To register a student from another province or country please contact the FrancoSud head office at infoconseil@francosud.ca.

Registration

Registrations are open at all times. Please return your registration form directly to the school. 

Our schools are closed during the summer but our head office remains open to accept registrations.

Language used AT FrancoSud

Students evolve in an environment where the language of communication is French. As the official working language of FrancoSud and its schools is French, all meetings, written communications and reports on student progress are also in French. However, individual meetings concerning a student can be held in French or in English.

School fees

FrancoSud does not charge parents for basic school fees. It is however possible for its schools to invoice parents for fees aimed at covering part of the costs of optional courses, extracurricular and sports activities or educational field trips, for example. Where applicable, the school will inform parents of the amount of fees to be paid as well as the deadline for paying them.