French Immersion

French immersion is the delivery of the regular British Columbia school curriculum in the French language. Students in French Immersion follow the same curriculum as students in the regular English program do, but their courses are in French instead of English. There is no fee for the program. Learn more about French Immersion by downloading the attached PDF file.






Why choose French Immersion?

Research has shown that immersion is the most effective way for a child to become functionally bilingual. A second language will open more doors for your child, it will give him/her an increased appreciation of other languages and cultures, it will encourage your child to become an independent and self-disciplined learner, and it will ultimately increase his/her opportunity for employment.

Early and Late French Immersion

At SD42, Early French Immersion begins in Kindergarten and Late French Immersion starts in Grade 6. Students who are currently in Grade 5 are eligible to begin Late French Immersion in September 2017 at Golden Ears Elementary School.

Late French Immersion Information Night:

7 pm, January 31, 2017
Golden Ears Elementary (activity room)
Maple Ridge

To see the Late French Immersion program in action, visit Golden Ears elementary between 8:30 am and 10:00 am on February 3, 2017.

Registration for Late French Immersion opens at 7:30 am on February 7, 2017 at Golden Ears Elementary. For more information, contact Shelley Linton at 604.463.7108 or

SD42 Early French Immersion catchment areas

At School District No.42, Early French Immersion is offered at the following four schools:

  • Eric Langton Elementary
    East of 224th Street to Maple Ridge east boundary and North of Dewdney Trunk Road.
  • Laity View Elementary
    West of 224th Street to Maple Ridge west boundary and North of Lougheed Highway.
  • Maple Ridge Elementary
    Kindergarten only for 2016. West of Golden Ears Way to the Maple Ridge east boundary and north of Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road.
  • Pitt Meadows Elementary
    All of Pitt Meadows.

SD 42 Late French Immersion

  • Golden Ears Elementary
    Late French Immersion begins in Grade 6 and is available to any student in the district. The Late French Immersion program will not be offered for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested students will have an opportunity to register for Grade 6 Late French Immersion again for September 2017. For more information about Late French Immersion, visit


Links and resources

Find more information about French Immersion at Canadian Parents for French website (BC and Yukon branch).

French Immersion contact

French Immersion contact

Shelley Linton

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