Silverspring School will be home to a new kindergarten to Grade 8 French Immersion program beginning in September 2019, alongside the school’s established English program.
Our French Immersion program will serve the following neighbourhoods: Aspen Ridge, Evergreen, Silverspring and Willowgrove. Students from these neighbourhoods only will receive busing to Silverspring School, unless they live within walking distance of the school.
The division strongly encourages families to join French Immersion in Kindergarten or Grade 1. The reason being is the foundations of French language are taught in kindergarten and Grade 1, which informs all French learning in later grades. Without this base established early on, students are less likely to be successful.
French Immersion programming is a parent choice and our program is open to all students and families, however, our goal is for students to be successful in the program and to develop French and English bilingualism. The most successful pathway for students is when they join early.