Le Collège français

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Le Collège français
College francais.jpg
100 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1M3
Coordinates 43°39′45″N 79°22′40″W / 43.662443°N 79.377894°W / 43.662443; -79.377894Coordinates: 43°39′45″N 79°22′40″W / 43.662443°N 79.377894°W / 43.662443; -79.377894
School type Public, High school
Founded 1979 (1979)
School board Conseil scolaire Viamonde
Area trustee Jean-François L’Heureux
School number 918997[1]
Principal Sébastien Fontaine
Grades 7-12
Enrolment 3 hundred (September 2009[2])
Language French
Team name Phénix (Phoenix)
Public transit access College TTC subway station
School logo

Le Collège français is a French-language high school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

General information[edit]

Le Collège français is part of le Conseil scolaire Viamonde and as of September 2009 had 283 students enrolled.[2] It is located in downtown Toronto near the intersection of Carlton Street and Jarvis Street, near the TTC College subway station. Around 80% of the school's students commute by public transit.

The school has offered the IB program since January 1992, the only[where?] public French high school that offers this diploma. It has a graduation rate of approximately 96%.[citation needed] The school attracts students from all regions of the world, especially countries in the Francophonie. However, the majority of students are from upper-middle-class families in Toronto, both francophone and anglophone.[citation needed] In the Fraser Institute 2011 ranking of Ontario secondary schools, it placed 419 of 727 schools.[3]


Le Collège français was founded in 1979 within Monarch Park High School as the first French language "module" at the secondary level in Toronto. It was the second French public secondary school established in Toronto (the first was École secondaire Étienne-Brûlé). In 1981, it moved to Jarvis Collegiate Institute, became a separate entity in 1989, and adopted the name Le Collège français à Jarvis in 1992. In September 1997, the school moved into its present building on Carlton Street at Jarvis Street, and became Le Collège français; the building previously had been part of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Toronto headquarters until they were moved to their current location at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in 1993.


Sports are a large part of CF. The school has a basketball and soccer team.

Notable People of Le Collège français[edit]


  • Luc Bihan - Canadian Sculptor and Animation Director (2003–2004)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Collège français secondaire (918997)". Secondary School Profile. Ministry of Education of Ontario. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Collège français secondaire (918997)". School profile. Education Quality and Accountability Office. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Report Card for Collège français secondaire". School report cards. Fraser Institute. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 

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