Late Entry French Immersion

Do you want your child to become bilingual?  It’s not too late!

Foothills School Division is excited to establish Grade 5 Late Entry French Immersion program at École Percy Pegler School in September of 2018. By offering an alternative entry point, more children would be able to achieve a high level of functional fluency in French, Canada’s second official language and as a result, reap the multiple benefits of bilingualism.

This program is designed for students who are not French. The students learn in French rather than about French. 75% of their studies will be in French for the first four years of the program.  When in Grade 9, they would then successfully join the early French Immersion program and study together until Grade 12.

Enrolment will be capped at 20-25 students. The program will run based upon sufficient registrations. Applications will be received on a first-come, first-serve basis and are available at Big Rock, Dr. Morris Gibson, Westmount or Ecole Percy Pegler School. In order to ensure staffing needs, the application deadline is set for April 9th, 2018.


Questions on our French Immersion programs?  Contact Lesley Doell, French Immersion Facilitator at 403-422-1015 or lockhart-doelll@fsd38.ab.ca