Admission criteria

Access to French-language Catholic education is the constitutional right of French-language rights-holders, though non-rights-holders can also apply. This right is guaranteed to citizens by the Canadian Charter of Rights.

The child of a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who meets any of the following criteria qualifies for French-language education:

  • whose first language learned and still understood is French; OR
  • has received his or her education at the elementary level in French in Canada (excludes French immersion); OR
  • has a child who has received or who is receiving his or her education at the elementary or secondary level in French (excludes French immersion) in Canada.
  • whose grand-parents had French as a first language and were right-holders to French-language education; OR
  • born from immigration and whose parents speak neither French nor English.

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario also welcomes in its schools children:

As a rights-holder, if you choose not to send your child to a French-language school, the automatic right to French-language education for the next generation is lost, and access to a French-language school must subsequently be requested as a non-rights-holder.

The following documents are necessary to complete your child's registration:

  • Birth certificate;
  • Health card;
  • Immunization card (vaccine and inoculation      booklet);
  • Roll number (appear on municipal tax forms);
  • Baptismal      certificate (if available).

If you have any questions regarding whether your child is eligible for a French Catholic Education, please do not hesitate to contact our school.