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There are approximately 1,500 students enrolled in the French Immersion program, Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Students enter the Early French Immersion program in Kindergarten or Grade One, or Late French Immersion in Grade 6.

French Immersion is offered at four elementary schools in NLPS:

  • École Hammond Bay School – Hammond Bay is a single-track French Immersion school, meaning that the immersion program is the only one offered at the school.  Currently there are 347 students in Kindergarten to Grade 7.  Phone 250 758-5711

  • École North Oyster School  – French Immersion was introduced at North Oyster in the fall of 2014. North Oyster is a dual-track school.  With a total enrolment of 271 students Kindergarten to Grade 7, North Oyster offers both early French Immersion and the regular English program.  Phone 250 245-3330
  • École Pauline Haarer School – Pauline Haarer is a single-track French Immersion school with 241 students in Kindergarten to Grade 7. Phone 250 754-2722
  • École Quarterway School  – Quarterway is a single-track French Immersion school.  Quarterway is the only site in the district that offers both early and late French Immersion.  Currently there are 325 students in Kindergarten to Grade 7.  Phone 250 754-6845

  • Secondary students continue their French Immersion studies:

  • École Secondaire Nanaimo District – (dual-track; offers both French Immersion and the regular English program.
    Ladysmith Secondary – Grade 8 French Immersion was introduced at Ladysmith Secondary in the fall of 2016. Ladysmith is a dual-track school.

  • French Immersion Registration

  • Registration for Early French Immersion, (Kindergarten and Grade 1) and Late French Immersion (Grade 6) starts in January for the next September. 

    • Registration for the 2018-19 school year begins January 10, 2018 at 8 a.m. and ends January 31, 2018. More information is available here.
  • French Immersion Information Meeting

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    Parents interested in French Immersion (Early & Late) are invited to attend a French Immersion School Program Information Evening.

    Wednesday, December 13:  6 to 7 p.m.
    Ecole Quarterway Elementary, 1632 Bowen Road, Nanaimo