French-language education serves students whose parents are “French-language rights-holders", according to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, or who qualify under school boards’ admission guidelines.
What is unique about French-language schools?
In French-language schools, all of the business of the school is conducted in French, including parent-teacher interviews and school council meetings. Students learn the same overall curriculum as their English-language counterparts, but the curriculum is taught exclusively in French.
Schools in the French-language system have a mandate that reaches beyond teaching academic subjects. These schools – because they serve minority-language parents and communities – have the added responsibility of supporting the vitality of the language and culture of the parents and communities they serve.
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