The French Immersion program has been in existence in School District #52 (Prince Rupert) since 1985. This vibrant, alternative program offers students the opportunity to begin French language acquisition through immersion beginning in Kindergarten or Grade 1 (space permitting).

To enter at the Kindergarten level, children must be five (5) years of age or older on or before December 31. Registration begins on the first school day in February each year for the following September. For further information regarding Kindergarten Registration visit SD52’s website

It should be noted that there is no academic requirement or qualification to enroll a student in the French Immersion program. ANY student is eligible. In addition, the Ministry of Education’s policy on French Immersion emphasizes that: “The major goal of French Immersion is to provide the opportunity for non-francophone students to become bilingual in English and French.” For more information visit the Ministry of Education website:

Our elementary French Immersion program begins with kindergarten at École Roosevelt Park Community School. In Grade 6, the students follow the program to Prince Rupert Middle School until the end of grade 8.  In Grade 9, French immersion students move to Charles Hays Secondary to complete the secondary portion of the program.

If you have any specific questions regarding the application process for the French Immersion Program, please contact Mike McDowall, Vice-Principal, École Roosevelt Park Community School, 250-624-6126.

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SD52 French Immersion Info