About Our French Immersion Program
Our school offers a wonderful French Immersion program for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9. Students are completely immersed in the French language throughout the school day in all core subjects: French Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies. Learning a second language when children are developing their language skills is ideal.
French Immersion is a program of choice and it is open to all children. There are no particular selection criteria and no special fees for registration. Most students are from English speaking homes. In some cases, one or both parents speak French.
Here are some links that may assist you in your decision making:
If you are still unsure about French Immersion for your child, please speak with our school staff. We want you to make the best decision for you and your child.
"It’s helping me develop into a better student." - Nikaya, Grade 9 student
"I would like to become a translator so that I can travel and help people." - Yiting, Grade 5 student
"Learning a new language pushes our brains to coordinate actions that involve motor function, visual and audio processing and verbal language skills; Spiritually, students learn new culture and beliefs that are in a different perspective other than their own culture. Emotionally - encourages new relationships and connections with different people from different cultures. Physically - Becoming bilingual and practicing multiple languages can make students more confident in learning in all subject areas, as it creates myelination in the brain that allows nerve impulses to fire more quickly." - Logan Capicio, teacher
"I am very proud to be able to translate for my parents when we traveled to Québec." - Isabella, Grade 5 student
"It is helping me broaden my perspectives and create different opportunities." - Brady, Grade 9 student
"I think children who learn to be bilingual from a young age have a greater appreciation for their gift and are more likely to utilize it. French immersion opens so many doors for our children. More and more the benefit of being bilingual outweighs the latter." - Kimberly Walker, parent
"We feel attending a French Immersion school provides a positive academic challenge for our children. It also provides them a fantastic foundation of a second language, which gives them a bit of an advantage should they choose to learn a third language. Learning French as a second language could help them with finding a job down the road, or be seen as an advantage when being selected as a job candidate. It will also serve to benefit them as they travel the world someday!" - Michelle and Mark Abbott, parents
"I love learning a different language and I’ll have it for the rest of my life!"- Julia, Grade 9 student
"If I want to marry a French girl, it’ll help me understand her better!" - Noah, Grade 5 student
For French activities in Alberta, please visit www.francalta.ca