Extended French Pathway (JK-6)
A rich exposure to quality FrenchIn all of our schools, students in Grades 1-3 receive 75 minutes of French instruction per day (one quarter of their day). This means your child is not only learning French in their Language Arts class, but they are also receiving French instruction in other subjects as well.
We purposely provide all of our students, French Immersion included, with a quarter day of French instruction from Grades 1-3 to ensure they have developed a strong foundation in the English language. Read more about subjects taught in French.
The Extended French pathway will give your child a strong foundation in French and prepare them to start Core French in Grade 7.
Hours of French instruction per grade
|Grade||Amount of French instruction|
|Kindergarten||50% French, 50% English|
|Grades 1-3||25% French, 75% English|
|Grades 4-6||25% French, 75% English|
|Grades 7-8||1 of 8 subjects in French|
|Grades 9-12||1 mandatory Grade 9 course in French *|
* Although the minimum requirement for graduation is 1 Grade 9 course in French, students are encouraged to continue to take Core French credits in Grades 10-12 to count towards their French Certificate.