Admission process and requirements

If you would like to enroll your child at a Francophone school, you’ve come to the right place!

How do I enroll my child at a CSF school?

  1. Check to make sure you meet the admission requirements below
  2. Find the CSF school in your catchment area
  3. Contact the school for more information, or to submit an enrolment application immediately. To enroll your child at a CSF school, you must have a residential address in the province
  4. During the summer, if the school you would like to enroll your child in is closed, don’t worry. If you’re eligible to enroll, your child’s space will be guaranteed at the school, and you can finalize enrolment in August before the school year starts

What are the admission requirements?

A child may enroll at a school in the Conseil scolaire francophone de la C.‑B. if their parent(s) or guardian(s) meet either of the following two criteria :


Children of Canadian citizens with a Francophone background, and of those whose parents or guardians are Canadian citizens who meet the criteria in section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, are automatically eligible to enroll at a CSF school.

Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees Canadian citizens living in B.C. the right to have their children educated in a Francophone education program if :

  • their first language learned and still understood is French, or ;
  • they received their elementary education in French in Canada (not including French immersion), or ;
  • their children received or are receiving their elementary or secondary education in French in Canada (not including French immersion)


Section 2.1 of the CSF admissions policy allows for the admission of children with a parent who is an immigrant and who, if they were a Canadian citizen, would have rights under section 23 of the Charter.

47 schools throughout the province

The Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique offers an innovative, quality education entirely in French.

Did you know?

CSF students graduate from high school with two diplomas: British Columbia’s Anglophone high school diploma, the Dogwood, and British Columbia’s Francophone high school diploma, the Cornouiller.

If you have any questions about the CSF or the province’s Francophone public schools, write to us at