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I would like to send my son to a private High School, I have time to think about that since he is just 7 months old. But I like to plan in advance. I am originally from Montreal, and I'm fluent in French. I would like my son so speak French as well. I was considering sending him to French middle school then English HS, but I'm worried he would fall behind other kids in English. I'd like more information on bilingual schools if available.

Being bilingual is so important. If you currently live in an english speaking area (such as Toronto or Vancouver), then you're child will pick up english easily. We'd suggest that sending your child to a French school would be the better option to ensure that he learns both languages fluently. However, if he will be immersed in French (outside of school), than an english high school may be the better option to provide him with more opportunities once graduating.

For most accurate results, use the search tool and in the advanced section, select "FRENCH" as language of instruction. This will return a list of French language and bilingual schools.


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I work at Foreign Student Services Toronto, so I am looking for schools in Canada that accept international students, especially Korean.
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We are from Africa. We need more info on summer schools for kids.
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Looking for French Immersion High schools.
There's plenty of French Language schools for high school students, it all depends on the area where you live. In...read more

My son is a gifted child with difficulty of emotional control. Is it better for him to stay in public school to learn more of sociality and then transfer into gifted program of VSB? or go to private school this year (he is in G2 French Immersion).
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My son is 6 years old. I'm looking for a boarding summer school so he can learn english, ride horses, swim and other activities for 1 month (July 20 to Aug 20). Tariq Sharqi
The type of program that will meet your sons needs sounds like an overnight summer camp. Camps.ca has more than...read more

Please provide me a list of french schools or child care in Mississauga for ages 5-8. Thanks, Paulina
There are a couple of French schools in Mississauga. Try
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