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Early French Immersion (K-7)


French Immersion is a research-based program that provides students with the opportunity to learn French from an early age. Starting in Kindergarten, or Grade 1 if space is available, Early French Immersion provides instruction entirely in French until Grade 3, after which 20% of instruction is in English and 80% in French up to Grade 7. This program aims to develop strong communication skills in both languages, as well as an understanding of language structure that may help students learn other languages more easily.

French is one of Canada's two official languages, and its worldwide distribution makes it a valuable language to learn in today's global society. With more than 45 countries sharing the language, French is considered a "world" language. The acquisition of French can prove to be a valuable asset in the future, as it can lead to increased opportunities in both personal and professional settings.

Overall, French Immersion offers students an opportunity to learn valuable language while also developing strong communication skills and an understanding of language structure. As a result, it can be a great choice for students who wish to broaden their horizons and enhance their future prospects.

Early French Immersion Locations:

City Centre

Riverdale Elementary
14835 – 108A Avenue
Phone: 604-588-5978
Simon Cunningham Elementary
9380 – 140 Street 
Phone: 604-588-4435  


Martha Currie Elementary
5811 – 184 Street 
Phone: 604-576-855

South Surrey/White Rock

Laronde Elementary
1880 Laronde Drive 
Phone: 604-536-1626

Pacific Heights Elementary
17148 – 26 Avenue 
Phone: 604-531-2828

Peace Arch Elementary
15877 Roper Avenue 
Phone: 604-536-8711

Woodward Hill Elementary
6082 – 142 Street 
Phone: 604-594-2408

For more information on French Immersion programs, please contact the schools or Priority Practices (Languages Department) at:
Phone: 604-595-5325

How to Register: 

  1. Kindergarten Lottery: On-line applications open January 29, 2024, @ 9:00 am and close February 16, 2024, @ 4:00 pm
     Please read the 
    How to Apply Online page.  
  2. Grades 1-7: To register students in Grades 1-7, please contact the school

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