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French language schools or French immersion schools give your child the opportunity to be immersed in both of Canada’s official languages.

Studies have shown that the younger a child is when entering a French program school, the more success they will have in retention, attention and conversation in French. Learning a new language in the early years improves overall academic achievement. It also improves brain development, memory and cognitive learning. French language and French immersion private schools produce students who become flexible thinkers and exhibit greater problem-solving abilities.

French Language School

At a French language school, your child will be completely immersed in a francophone environment – from education to socializing. These schools are recommended for children who have experience with the French language as all courses are taught in French, except for English arts.

French Immersion School

A French immersion school is meant to provide a completely supported French education experience to children whose first language is not French. Following a the same curriculum set out by the provincial government, a French immersion school offers all courses in French, except for English arts, in an environment customized for French-second-language students.

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    TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1230 students)
    TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$17,600 to $31,100Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day17600

    Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 3 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Accelerated$6,800 to $12,900Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (145 students)
    York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$11,800 to $12,500Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day11800

    Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (700 students)
    Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Standard-enriched$7,550 to $16,550Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (80 students)
    An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$18,000 to $19,700Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science (est. 2000)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    La Citadelle's Excellence in Bilingual Education and academically advanced curriculum develop successful global citizens through IB & AP programs and a holistic approach where students achieve their highest potential. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$16,750 to $20,750Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day16750

    Children's Garden Nursery School (est. 1986)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (110 students)
    Children's Garden Nursery School located on the corner of Bayview Ave and Broadway Ave, provides high quality programming for toddler, preschool and kindergarten students. [View profile]
      Student-paced$4,800 to $16,000Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day4800

      The Giles School (est. 1989)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (170 students)
      The Giles School is a French immersion private school in Toronto for children age 2 (Pre-K) to Grade 8. Open Admissions through Grade 1, small classes, and Mandarin introduced as a third language in Grade 1. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      Accelerated$12,200 to $20,300Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day12200

      Momentum Montessori (est. 2016)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to K Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      Children absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Momentum Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 6 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$10,800 to $20,400Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day10800

      Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school
      Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$7,900 to $14,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day7900

      Lycée Français de Toronto (est. 1995)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (520 students)
      Lycée Français de Toronto is a French school that offers programs from nursery to grade 12. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$14,683 to $16,935Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day14683

      Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school
      Académie de la Capitale, an IB World School in Ottawa, offers programmes in both English and French, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      Student-paced$9,340 to $17,240Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9340

      Century Private School (est. 1994)  

      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school
      Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$8,400 to $26,800Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day8400

      Bishop's College School (est. 1836)  

      • Sherbrooke, Quebec
      • 7 to 12 Coed
      • Day school (60 students)
      • Boarding school (200 students)
      Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Small in size and culturally diverse, BCS is a member of RoundSquare and offers an ESL program and AP courses. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • International Baccalaureate
      Standard-enriched$18,200 to $55,800MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day18200

      Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • JK to 8 Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      Accelerated$9,500Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9500

      Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (90 students)
      Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 6 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it! [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$11,850 to $15,850Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Kuper Academy (est. 1987)  

      • Kirkland, Quebec
      • K to 11 Coed
      • Day school (950 students)
      Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$14,349Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

      Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (780 students)
      Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      Standard-enriched$10,810 to $12,720Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10810

      Philopateer Christian College (est. 1999)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (350 students)
      Philopateer Christian College offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$7,000 to $100,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

      Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Sunrise Montessori School offers English and French Immersion program from Infant to Grade 8 in Markham. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Accelerated$11,500 to $19,800Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day11500

      Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School (est. 1909)  

      • Westmount, Quebec
      • K to 11 Girls
      • Day school (320 students)
      Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School offers programs from kindergarten to grade 11 in Westmount, Quebec. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      Accelerated$17,095 to $19,570Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day9999999999

      Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus (est. 1995)  

      • North York, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (250 students)
      The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Accelerated$7,750 to $16,700Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      École la Nouvelle Vague   

      • Montreal, Quebec
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school
      The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$11,000 to $12,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Emmanuel Christian School (est. 1975)  

      • Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec
      • K to 11 Coed
      • Day school (300 students)
      Emmanuel Christian School offers a bilingual program in both Elementary and High School. Our caring, Christ-centered environment enables students to thrive and reach their full potential through a variety of activities. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      Standard-enriched$7,680 to $15,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day7680

      Collège François-Delaplace (est. 1963)  

      • Waterville, Quebec
      • 7 to 12 Girls
      • Boarding school (200 students)
      COLLÈGE FRANÇOIS-DELAPLACE is a private Traditional / academic boarding school in Waterville, Quebec. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 200 boarding students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$7,950 to $30,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding7950

      College Prep International (est. 1944)  

      • Montreal, Quebec
      • 5 to 11 Coed
      • Day school (120 students)
      College Prep International, a traditional private school in Montreal, offers English instruction with partial French immersion, for grades five to twelve. Its average class size range from 12 to 18 Students [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$350/course to $12,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay350

      Sidney Ledson Institute (est. 1982)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school
      The PK – Grade 6 program is a visible expression of the philosophy embodied in Ledson's books, Raising Brighter Children and Teach Your Child to Read in Just 10 Minutes a Day. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Accelerated$5,800 to $10,070Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)  

      • Montreal, Quebec
      • 7 to 11 Girls
      • Day school (1150 students)
      • Boarding school (60 students)
      École secondaire francophone privée pour jeunes filles située à Outremont, Qc. Les frais de scolarité sont de 3 800 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      • International Baccalaureate
      Standard-enriched$4,000 to $9,150MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day4000

      Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)  

      • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
      • 8 to 12 Coed
      • Day school (70 students)
      • Boarding school (430 students)
      Shawnigan Lake School is the largest boarding school in Canada. Located in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, we offer a comprehensive program to 500 young men and women in grades 8-12. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$26,000 to $64,900HighSchools Coed Boarding Day26000

      Emerson Academy (est. 2015)  

      • Whitby, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (95 students)
      Emerson Academy is the Bilingual Montessori & French Imm. school where your child’s bright future is created by design today. Here, character is cultivated, leadership skills are instilled & achievement becomes innate. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$12,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day12500

      West Island College (Montreal) (est. 1974)  

      • Montreal (DDO), Quebec
      • 7 to 11 Coed
      • Day school (400 students)
      West Island College offers French and French Immersion programs from grades seven to 11 in Montreal. It is a leader in innovative teaching methods. Average class size 22 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$12,080MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day12080

      Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)  

      • Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (110 students)
      This alternative and traditional private school in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec offers grades PS to 6 with a tuition cost of $3,600 to $7,900. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$9,176Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

      • St. Catharines, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (80 students)
      Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers core-French Montessori. Toddler to Grade 8 with class sizes of 5 to 20 students. Tuition from $4,000 to $9,500. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$8,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day8500

      Macdonald-Cartier Academy (est. 1990)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • 7 to 8 Coed
      • Day school (64 students)
      Macdonald-Cartier Academy teaches Grade 7 & 8 students how to learn and offers an intensive French immersion program combining rigorous and accelerated academics with athletics and fun experiential learning. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Accelerated$16,900MiddleSchools Coed Day16900

      Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)  

      • Milton, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (65 students)
      Oxford Learning Academy – where your child will experience a homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. This Milton private school runs from PK to grade 8. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$12,000 to $12,850Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

      Académie St-Laurent Academy (est. 2007)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed/Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      St-Laurent Academy is a private school that offers programs from nursery to high school in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      Standard-enriched$13,000 to $17,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day13000

      Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé (est. 1956)  

      • Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec
      • 7 to 11 Coed
      • Day school (275 students)
      • Boarding school
      SMRC is a coed day and boarding high school in French Canada with a warm & relaxed natural campus, modern rooms, enrichment & support, technology enhanced classrooms & labs, 8 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$3,580 to $25,465MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day3580

      Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc (est. 1954)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • JK to 8 Girls
      • Day school
      In our all-girls environment, academic achievement in both official languages is the norm. A Joan of Arc Academy bilingual education prepares the women leaders for the challenges of tomorrow. Come and see the difference. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      Student-paced$14,825Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Girls Day14825

      Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (400 students)
      Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Three years old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds welcome. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      Student-paced$12,200 to $14,300Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay12200

      Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 1 Coed
      • Day school
      Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$7,600 to $12,600Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Académie Marie-Claire   

      • Kirkland, Quebec
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (390 students)
      This traditional and alternative private school in Kirkland, Quebec offers programs for grades PK to 6 with full English & French bilingual. The average class size is about 18 to 20. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      Standard-enriched$11,850 to $12,528Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 7 Coed
      • Day school (165 students)
      TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade seven. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      Accelerated$11,900 to $26,150Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day11900

      St. George's School of Montreal (est. 1930)  

      • Montreal, Quebec
      • K to 11 Coed
      • Day school (460 students)
      St. George's School of Montreal is a bi-lingual private school where students acquire a life-long love of learning as we challenge each student to excel and become confident problem solvers and engaged citizens. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      Standard-enriched$17,390 to $21,217Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay17390

      Villa Maria (est. 1854)  

      • Montreal, Quebec
      • 7 to 11 Girls/Boys
      • Day school (1400 students)
      Villa Maria offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Montreal. Its average class size is 28 to 32 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$4,175MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Day4175

      Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

      • Brantford, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school
      Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Standard-enriched$6,200 to $9,500Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day9999999999

      West Island College (est. 1982)  

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • 7 to 12 Coed
      • Day school (550 students)
      West Island College offers post-secondary preparatory programs from grades 7 to 12 in Calgary. It's class size varies from 15 to 25 students. French Immersion is offered alongside the English program [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$15,650 to $20,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15650

      Selwyn House School (est. 1901)  

      • Westmount, Quebec
      • K to 11 Boys
      • Day school (540 students)
      Selwyn House School provides a well-rounded education of exceptional depth and scope for boys from Kindergarten to Grade 11. It is located in Westmount, Quebec. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$17,500 to $22,500Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Day17500

      Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

      • Whitby, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school
      The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$7,500 to $12,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

      Nile Academy (est. 2005)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • JK to 12 Coed
      • Day school (250 students)
      • Boarding school (100 students)
      Nile Academy offers small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, ensuring our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      Standard-enriched$8,000 to $28,500Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day8000

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