Early French Immersion
Program Description (K-GRADE 7)
French Immersion is a research based French Language learning program available to all students. Early French Immersion begins in Kindergarten (Grade 1, if space is available). In Early French Immersion, all instruction is offered in French in Grades K to 2. English language instruction is introduced in Grade 3 and continues with 20% English and 80% French through Grade 7. French Immersion students develop strong communication skills in both French and English. They also develop a knowledge and understanding about the structure of language that may enable them to learn other languages more easily.
French is one of Canada's two official languages. it is also a "world" language because of its geographical distribution on the planet: French is spoken in five continents and is a language shared by more than 45 countries. Since we live in an increasingly global society, the acquisition of French is proven to be an asset for the future.
Early French Immersion Locations:
Simon Cunningham Elementary
Peace Arch Elementary
Woodward Hill Elementary
Pacific Heights Elementary
For more information on French Immersion programs, please contact the schools or Education Services (Languages Department) at:
How to Register: Kindergarten Choice Program Lottery
- On-line applications open January 23, 2023, @ 9:00 am and close February 10, 2023, @ 4:00 pm
Please read the How to Apply Online page.
- Grades 1-7: To register students in Grades 1-7, please contact the school