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French Immersion

Last updated on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

February 7, 2017

HWDSB recently approved a new French Immersion (FI) program at Mary Hopkins beginning in September 2017. The program will be offered to Grades 1 to 3 for students living in the Balaclava, Flamborough Centre and Mary Hopkins boundary. Students living in the Guy Brown and A.A. Greenleaf boundary continue to access FI at Guy Brown.

Please consider the following when registering your child in French Immersion:

  • French Immersion is a proven way of acquiring excellent language skills in French. The French Immersion program at HWDSB is specifically designed for parents who do not speak French but want their children to speak both official languages. The program is open to all students in Hamilton‐Wentworth starting in Grade 1.
  • It is highly recommended that you discuss your intentions with your child’s current teacher and or Learning Resource Teacher, as they can provide valuable insights.
  • You may gain more information about the French Immersion program by visiting the board website: /Programs tab and then French Immersion listed on the left side.