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Beginning A Life Of Learning!

We are pleased to offer Ottawa’s largest programming choices for the important early years of your child’s education. From French Immersion and English, to Alernative and English as a second language, we have the programs you want. Find out more today and join our community!

English Program

Your child will learn mathematics, science, and technology, social studies, history, geography, health and physical education, the arts, and Core French. Kindergarten children in the Regular English Program are taught French for 100 minutes per week. In grades 1 to 8, they receive 200 minutes per week. For more information on the English Program please visit the English Program website. For information about the Alternative Programs please read the English Alternative Programs factsheet.

French Programs

Our schools offer the most-widely available French Immersion programming in Ottawa. Your child can begin their French studies in junior kindergarten, progress to French Immersion in senior kindergarten, and continue right through secondary school. For further information please read our French as a Second Language Programs factsheet.

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

The Parenting and Family Literacy Centres offer a wonderful introduction to the kindergarten program by providing a play-based parent and child environment. Parents attend the Centres with their children who range in age from birth to age 6.

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