École Our Lady of the Rosary School offers a wonderful French Immersion program for students in Kindergarten to Grade 2. Students are completely immersed in the French language throughout the school day in all core subjects: French Language Arts, Science, Math, 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 the school staff. We want you to make the best decision for you and your child.
Learning French helps me try harder in other things - Rhys, Grade 2 student
Recent brain research has shown that learning another language enhances cognitive abilities by stimulating mental activity to create a healthier brain. Learning a second language challenges students to appreciate other cultures and different ways of thinking. Essentially, French Immersion students are becoming more compassionate citizens of God’s creation. - Tamalyn Tardif, teacher
We have seen the confidence that has grown in our children from learning this language. The small classroom sizes has only aided to benefit from more one on one instruction and support in their daily learning. - Leigh and Bert Baker, parents