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, but their courses are in French instead of English. There is no fee for the program. Click here to learn more about French Immersion.






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

The SD42 Late French Immersion Program is an excellent opportunity for students who want to learn a second language or are looking for a challenge. Students who are currently in Grade 5 are eligible to begin Late French Immersion in September 2019 at Golden Ears Elementary School. This two-year elementary program continues at Maple Ridge Secondary School.

To learn more about Late French Immersion, attend our information meeting at Golden Ears Elementary.

Late French Immersion Information Night:

7:00 pm, January 30, 2020
Golden Ears Elementary (library)
23124 – 118 Ave, Maple Ridge

Registration for Late French Immersion opens online at noon, February 6, 2020. Registration link:

For more information, please 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.


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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