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French Immersion

All elementary schools across the English Montreal School Board offer various levels of French language instruction integrated within the Québec Education Program. Research shows that bilingualism has many cognitive benefits that go beyond those of language acquisition such as heightened mental flexibility, creative thinking skills, enhanced metalinguistic awareness as well as greater communicative sensitivity.

The French immersion program, offers 85% of French language instruction in the early grades and then, as of grade 3, it follows the bilingual model with 50% of French instruction and 50% of English instruction.