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French Immersion - Early

Our French Immersion program was established in 1980 and now includes 10% of students across the division. All subjects are taught in French (except the formal study of English). French Immersion is designed for students whose first language is not French. The objective is full mastery of the English Language, functional literacy in French, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the French culture.

French Immersion is offered at the following schools which are 'dual track" in that they offer both French Immersion and regular English programming.

Barrie Wilson Elementary

Mountview Elementary

Oriole Park Elementary

Central Middle

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High

Learn more about the history of the French Immersion Program in Red Deer

French Immersion Archives

Starting points for French Immersion include kindergarten, grade one as well as late immersion for students wanting to begin the program in grade six.

Download our comprehensive brochure on French Immersion in Red Deer Public Schools

The French Immersion Courier

For more information on French Immersion in Red Deer Public Schools, please contact

Brian Plastow, Director of International Education

Red Deer Public Schools

4747 53th Street

Red Deer, Alberta T4N 2E6

Phone: 403 342-3726

Fax: 403 347-8190


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