Our Learning

Learning at École Montrose

École Montrose is a caring community that values and encourages collaboration, perseverance, and excellence in a diverse and bilingual environment. At École Montrose, we provide students with opportunities to excel and develop leadership skills through collaboration and perseverance to become actively engaged citizens who can learn and work in French and English. We cultivate interactive Francophone environments in our early and late French immersion programs.

Many families share the concern of not speaking French at home. Don't let this hold you back. Our school is committed to supporting and helping families support their child's learning.


Early French Immersion

Early French Immersion begins in Preschool, Kindergarten or Grade 1 and is intended to continue at our school through Grade 8. Students can enter at any point in the early grades. This is based on research that young children learn languages easier than older learners. The program is designed for students who's parents do not speak French.

Time allocations for French language instruction are as follows:

  • Kindergarten introduction to and development of French vocabulary, phrases and structures
  • Grades 1-2 :100% instruction in French
  • Grades 3-6: 80% French Instruction - Students begin English Language Arts instruction in Grade 3
  • Grades 7-8: 70% French Instruction - Students have English Language Arts and some options in English.

Late Entry French Immersion

Program Overview:

  • Designed for Grade 5 students who didn't join French Immersion in earlier grades.
  • Ideal for students with minimal or no previous French language experience.

Journey Through LEFI:

  • LEFI students progress together as a cohort.
  • Full integration with Early French Immersion students by Grade 8.

Enrollment Process:

  • Limited spaces are available, ensuring a focused and effective learning environment.
  • Online application is followed by a student interview to assess language learning enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Families will be contacted within a week post-registration to arrange the interview.

Key Focus:

  • LEFI emphasizes developing French language skills from the ground up, nurturing a passion for bilingual education.
  • Students are encouraged to demonstrate a keen interest in learning a second language and the motivation to embrace this linguistic journey.