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Early French Immersion Program

Starting in Kindergarten, the Early French Immersion Program is an alternative program that offers all students whose first language is not French the possibility of completing the prescribed B.C. curriculum and learning French at the same time.

The Early French Immersion Program:

  • helps students develop strong communication skills in both English and French;
  • expands cultural horizons and;
  • helps prepare students for the global economy.

From Kindergarten to Grade 2: 100% of instruction is in French
In Grades 3-5: 80% of instruction is in French.
In Grades 6-8: 70% of instruction is in French.
In Grades 9-10: 50% of instruction is in French.
In Grades 11-12: 25% of instruction is in French.

The following schools offer Early French Immersion:

Elementary (K-5): Coquitlam River, Glen, Glenayre, Irvine, Kilmer, Mary Hill, Nestor, Panorama Heights, Porter Street and Rochester.

Middle (6-8): Banting, Kwayhquitlum, Maillard, Maple Creek and Pitt River.

Secondary (9-12): Dr. Charles Best and Riverside

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828