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​​French Immersion


Virtual Open Houses - Information Meetings for Parents/Guardians

All information sessions are program based and are open to all interested parents regardless of which school you would choose. In the case of multiple open houses, please choose the date most convenient for you. 


Early French Immersion Virtual Information Meetings

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Click here to view the recorded session

For KINDERGARTEN Early French Immersion registration please click the Kindergarten Lottery tab above


Registration for Late French Immersion will occur online this year, not at the schools, beginning at 8:00 am on January 25 - February 12, 2021 at 8:00 am - for 2021-2022. 

For more information click the parent information letter:  Late French Immersion gr 5 letter rev 2020.pdf

Late French Immersion starts at the Grade 6 level, with 100% of instruction in French. In Grade 7, 80% of instruction continues in French, with 20% dedicated to English Language Arts. A commitment to Secondary French Immersion is critical in order that these students may become functionally bilingual.

Late French Immersion Virtual Information Meetings

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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French Immersion is an intensive second language acquisition program common in all provinces of Canada, including British Columbia. Students study in French while following the regular B.C. Curriculum Prescribed Learning Outcomes.

French Immersion is available to all students. Students of all linguistic backgrounds are welcome. Parents need not speak English or French to enroll their children in French Immersion. Surrey French Immersion programs are provided in schools which also offer the regular English program.

The French Immersion program gives the students an opportunity to experience a whole new world. With the age of information, communication technology and travel upon us, knowing another language will assist students in having more career doors open to them as they become adults in the community.

French Immersion Goals

1. To produce students who are able to understand and communicate in French and English.

2. To allow students to develop linguistic and cultural knowledge of both Canada's official languages that

supports a spirit of positive appreciation and respect.

3. To foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, social and creative development of children.

4. To develop awareness, appreciation, respect and understanding of the French and English cultures and values.

5. To enable students to pursue further education and careers in either or both languages.

French is one of Canada's two official languages. It is also a "world" language or an "international" language because of its broad geographical distribution on the planet: French is spoken in five continents and is a language shared by 45 countries.

In Surrey . . .

  • Students enter the program in Kindergarten or in Grade 6.
  • French Immersion teachers speak French fluently and are certified in British Columbia.


How can I help my child?

  • Read aloud daily in the language of the home and talk about what is being learned at school. Children quickly transfer knowledge between languages.
  • Encourage involvement in French and English activities outside of school: books, cultural events, music,
  • educational television and summer camps.

Can I help out at school if I don't speak French?

  • Talk with the teacher about helping in the classroom and in the school. Non-French speakers are welcome!
  • Opportunities to participate include: field trips, cooking, reading, doing crafts with the children, helping in the library and being active in your school's Parent Advisory Committee.

Will Early French Immersion affect my child's achievement in mathematics and other subjects?

  • French Immersion students perform as well as their English-educated counterparts in all subject areas. In fact, in Surrey, French Immersion students surpass the provincial average in writing and math in the Foundation Skills Assessment (a provincial test administered to all B.C. Grade 4 and Grade 7 students).
  • Learning in an additional language contributes to the development of strong communication skills, flexible thinking and expands the cultural horizons of the 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.

Early French Immersion Locations


Riverdale Elementary

14835 – 108A Avenue

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.588.5978



Martha Currie Elementary

5811 – 184 Street

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.576.8551



Laronde Elementary

1880 Laronde Drive

White Rock, BC

Phone: 604.536.1626



Simon Cunningham Elementary

9380 – 140 Street

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.588.4435



Peace Arch Elementary

15877 Roper Avenue

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.536.8711



Woodward Hill Elementary

6082 – 142 Street

Phone: 604.594.2408

Late French Immersion Locations


K.B. Woodward Elementary

13130 – 106 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.588.5918



Crescent Park Elementary

2440 – 128 Street

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.535.9101



Jessie Lee Elementary

2064 – 154 Street

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.531.8833



Sunrise Ridge Elementary

18690 – 60 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.576.3000



Henry Bose Elementary

6550 – 134 Street

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.596.6324



Secondary French Immersion is a continuation of Early and Late French Immersion. Grades 8, 9 and 10 students receive a minimum of 50% of their instruction in French, which includes an intensive French Language Arts program. Grade 11 students receive a minimum of 25% of their instruction in French, while Grade 12 students have a minimum of one course in French (French Language Arts). Students completing the French Immersion program in Grade 12 receive a bilingual graduation certificate.

Secondary French Immersion Locations


Kwantlen Park Secondary

10441 – 132 Street

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.588.6934



Earl Marriott Secondary

15751 – 16 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.531.8354



Salish Secondary

7278 – 184 Street

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.235.9836


Panorama Ridge Secondary

13220 – 64 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Phone: 604.595.8890​