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French Immersion

Why French Immersion?

​For those parents interested in learning more about the district's French Immersion Program and the Intensive Core Program, click on the image below to view more information.

French Immersion Program

A Kindergarten to grade 12 French Immersion program is offered in the Mission School District. There are two elementary programs, one middle school program and one secondary program.

École Mission Central Elementary School​ offers Elementary French Immersion programs.

École Heritage Park Middle School​ offers the Middle French Immersion program.

École Mission Secondary School​ offers a Secondary French Immersion program. 

The French Immersion program is a Program of Choice. Parents wishing to enroll their children should register with the school offering the choice program in accordance with the catchment boundaries as stated above. Acceptance into the program will be provided based on sufficient space being available and in accordance with the program guidelines.

​If you have any questions about the program or kindergarten registration procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the district's French Program Coordinator, Mme. Shauna Néro at

​​​Intensive Core French (ICF)

​​​W​hat is Intensive Core French?

Intensive Core French is a literacy-based approach to teaching French in which students are required to use French to speak, read and write for authentic purposes. Skills are developed in an integrated fashion through interactive learning experiences.

Intensive Core French focuses on oral language first, helping students develop an internal grammar of correct forms and structures. Reading and writing are integrated to help students learn aspects of written language.

The Intensive Core French program is based on the Neuro-Linguistic Approach (Netten & Germain). NLA is student-centred and project-based and founded on a pedagogy whose cornerstones are authentic communication, literacy, social interaction, cognitive development, and the development of implicit competencies.

Where is​​ Intensive Core French offered?

Intensive Core French is offered to grade 6 students at Windebank Elementary. Students follow the program from Windebank to École Heritage Park Middle to École Mission Senior Secondary.​

Click on this link to view the ICF Program Video for more information.

Who is eligible to register for Intensive Core French?

15 spots are held for Windebank Elementary grade 6 students and 15 spots are open to all grade 6 students in the district. Spots are given on a "first-come, first served" according to pre-registration completion.

​If you have any questions regarding the Intensive Core French program or enrolment, please contact our French Programs Coordinator,  Shauna Néro.