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Application procedure

The process of applying

It is important that the Calgary French & International School is a good fit for your child and that we will be able to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of each student offered placement.

To most successfully meet the needs of all applicants and determine appropriate placements, an application process occurs through which a student’s academic record, behaviour and citizenship qualities are considered.  

On behalf of each student, the family fills out an online application, including supplementary documentation, and an application fee and then attends the school for an assessment. Completion of these components of the process does not necessarily guarantee placement at CFIS. If you need more information before applying, you can fill out an inquiry form and our Director of Enrolment, Mme. Kathy Marinakos, will be in contact. 

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate for a CFIS education is a student who would thrive in a high-energy, positive environment with opportunity and involvement in academic pursuits, music, fine and dramatic arts, and physical education.  Self and mutual respect, strong character and a family emphasis upon volunteerism and a commitment to education are all important characteristics in a CFIS student.

A family commitment to French immersion education and to the CFIS community is also important.  Students may then be invited to continue the process by attending an assessment, which includes locally developed, age-appropriate evaluation as well an interview with CFIS faculty. 

Prerequisites

French language experience at the preschool, junior kindergarten and kindergarten levels is not required, but is certainly an asset. French immersion, French education or for students to be native French speakers, for applicants considering grades 1 through 12 is a requirement.

Please feel free to contact our enrolment office should you have any questions or need any guidance in the enrolment process.

Kathy Marinakos
Director of Enrolment
403-240-1500, ext. 261
kmarinakos@cfis.com

Preschool

To attend preschool at CFIS, students must be 3 years old by December 31st 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.

To proceed to the online application please click here.

Only a complete application is considered and will include:

  • Application for admission form
  • Confidential Questionnaire (sent directly to CFIS from your child’s caregiver or teacher)
  • Birth certificate
  • Current head and shoulders photo of your child
  • Previous school reports
  • Payment of $275 application fee

Preschool 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.  Applications may be returned by mail, email, fax, or in person.

Our educators review all applications and we will contact applicants for scheduling of assessments.  

Junior kindergarten

To attend junior kindergarten at CFIS, students must be four years old by December 31st of that school year.

To proceed to the online application please click here.

Only a complete application is considered and will include:

  • Application for admission form
  • Confidential Questionnaire (sent directly to CFIS from your child’s caregiver or teacher)
  • Birth certificate
  • Current head and shoulders photo of your child
  • Previous school reports
  • Payment of $275 application fee

Junior kindergarten 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.  Applications may be returned by mail, email, fax, or in person.

Our educators review all applications and we will contact applicants for scheduling of assessments.

Kindergarten

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

To proceed to the online application please click here.

Only a complete application is considered and will include:

  • Application for admission form
  • Confidential Questionnaire (sent directly to CFIS from your child’s caregiver or teacher)
  • Birth certificate
  • Previous school reports
  • Current head and shoulders photo of your child
  • Payment of $275 application fee

Kindergarten 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.  Applications may be returned by mail, email, fax, or in person.

Our educators review all applications and we will contact applicants invited tfor scheduling of assessments.  

Grade 1

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

To proceed to the online application please click here.

Only a complete application is considered and will include:

  • Application for admission form
  • Confidential Reference (sent directly to CFIS)
  • Birth certificate
  • Previous school reports
  • Current head and shoulders photo of your child
  • Payment of $275 application fee

Grade 1 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.  Applications may be returned by mail, email, fax, or in person.

Our educators review all applications and we will contact applicants for scheduling of assessments.  

Grades 2 - 12

To attend grades 2 to 12 at CFIS, students must be currently attending a French immersion program or be native French language speakers.

To proceed to the online application please click here.

Only a complete application is considered and will include:

  • Application for admission form
  • Confidential Reference (sent directly to CFIS)
  • For grades 3-12- Applicant questionnaire
  • Birth certificate
  • Previous school reports
  • Current head and shoulders photo of your child
  • Payment of $275 application fee

Applications may be returned by mail, email, fax, or in person.

Our educators review all applications and we will contact applicants ifor scheduling of assessments.

After the Assessment

After all documentation, observations and assessment results are reviewed, the enrolment office will notify all families of decisions made regarding the application. All enrolment decisions are final.  Further information will be made available at that time regarding appropriate next steps. 

Please feel free to contact our enrolment office should you have any questions or need any guidance in the enrolment process.

Kathy Marinakos
Director of Enrolment
403-240-1500 – ext 261
admissions@cfis.com