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Application Procedure

Calgary French & International School welcomes new and returning students each year.  

Eligibility

In our entry-level grades, preschool, junior kindergarten and kindergarten, no previous experience in French is required.

Starting in Grade 1, and for intake up to Grade 12, all students must be attending a French or French immersion environment, or be native French speakers, to make an application to attend CFIS. 

Application dates for the 2022-23 year 

Preschool (for students who are 3 years of age by December 31, 2022)

  • Application deadline:  February 9, 2022
  • Assessment:  March 1 or March 3, 2022

Junior Kindergarten (for students who are 4 years of age by December 31, 2022)

  • Application deadline:  November 24, 2021
  • Assessment:  November 30 or December 2, 2021

Kindergarten (for students who are 5 years of age by December 31, 2022)

  • Application deadline:  November 24, 2021
  • Assessment:  Taking place the week of December 6, 2021

Grades 1 - 12

  • Application deadline:   February 23, 2022
  • Assessment:  Scheduled upon receipt of a completed application

Application process

CFIS looks at a prospective student’s academic record, character, and citizenship qualities when assessing a good fit.  We also look for a family commitment to French immersion education and the greater CFIS community.

The process varies at different levels but starts with the submission of a completed application that includes:

  • Application form
  • Recent head-and-shoulders photograph
  • Copy of birth certificate or passport
  • Confidential questionnaire or reference from a non-family member referee that has worked with your child
  • Report cards - for students applying to grade 1 and higher
  • Student questionnaire - for students applying to grade 3 and higher
  • Previous school reports
  • Non-refundable application fee of $275

All applications received prior to the application deadline will be given equal consideration, regardless of the timing of their receipt.  Please apply only in the appropriate year and not sooner.

Students are invited to attend an assessment, which includes a locally developed, age-appropriate evaluation, and an interview with CFIS faculty.  

After all documentation, observations, and assessment results are reviewed, the enrolment office notifies families of decisions made regarding the application. All enrolment decisions are final.  

Click here for a visual of our school's application process. 

Grade-specific details 

Preschool

To attend preschool at CFIS, students must be 3 years old by December 31 of that school year and fully toilet trained. Please note that while a placement may be secured for the entire year, a student may only begin attending after their 3rd birthday.

Junior Kindergarten

To attend Junior Kindergarten at CFIS, students must be four years old by December 31 of that school year.

Kindergarten

To attend Kindergarten at CFIS, students must be five years old by December 31 of that school year.

Grades 1 - 12

To attend Grades 1 through 12 at CFIS, students must be currently attending a French immersion program or be native French-language speakers.

 

Click here to book a school tour or sign up to receive more information.

To start the process, please see our applications page.

If you have any questions, we are here to help! Feel free to reach out to us at admissions@cfis.com.

We look forward to working with you!