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Calgary French & International School is a full French immersion school that prepares children with the tools to learn Spanish and graduate with internationally recognized mastery of French and English. 

Most students new to CFIS do not speak French at home with their families. Our French immersion learning environment is designed to meet the needs of students who are new to the French language.

Families that find CFIS to be a good fit are committed to multilingual education enriched with global thinking, and enjoy being part of and contributing to our diverse school community.

Our application process is intended to find a mutually good fit between families, students and the school. Our Admissions team considers each applicant’s academic record, character, and citizenship qualities.

We welcome many new students to the CFIS community each year, and are excited to meet your family.

If you have any questions about the application process, our Admissions Team is here to help! Please email us at

We are excited to meet your family and invite you to learn more about CFIS as your child's educational home.

Student Eligibility

No previous experience in French is required for admission to our Early Childhood Division — Junior Preschool, Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten — and for Grades 1 to 4 through our Embark transitional immersion program.

Our Elementary and Secondary divisions welcome applicants currently attending a Francophone or French immersion school in all grades. Students entering Grade 5 to Grade 12 must be currently attending a Francophone or French immersion school to be eligible to apply and attend CFIS. 

International Students

CFIS welcomes applications from international families. Families who do not have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status are considered international. CFIS also requires:

  • At least one parent of international students must possess a valid work or study permit during the application process, which must not expire prior to the start of school in September.
  • The student must reside with their family. We do not offer boarding facilities or a homestay program.
  • The student must be proficient in French if applying to Grade 3 and higher. 


Below are the application deadlines, including when all required documents are to be submitted.

All applications received prior to the application deadline will be given equal consideration, regardless of the timing of their receipt. We are excited to receive your application and ask that you apply only in the appropriate year, not sooner.

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If you have any questions about the application process, our Admissions Team is here to help! Please email us at

Application Deadlines for 2024-25

Admissions Process