The school will be offering programming in both French Immersion and English beginning the 2016-2017 school year. French Immersion starts in Kindergarten or Grade 1. French Immersion students receive about 75- 80% of their instruction in French with English Language Arts instruction starting in Grade 2.
The goal of the program is for all students to become functionally fluent in French.
English and French Immersion students come together for options, sport teams, clubs and other school activities.
French immersion is a highly successful approach to second language learning — an effective way for students to become functionally fluent in French while achieving all of the objectives of the regular school program. French is the language of instruction for a significant part of the school day; that is, several or all subjects, except English language arts, are taught in French. This program is designed for students whose first language is not French. The objective is full mastery of the English language, functional fluency in French, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the French culture.
– Alberta Education