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French Immersion in Milton Catholic Schools

French Immersion in Milton Catholic Schools
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Last updated on May 15, 2024 by SUSI KOSTYNIUK

French Immersion in Milton Catholic SchoolsAs real estate agents who know a whole lot about schools, our clients ask us about French Immersion programs in Milton quite frequently. Our clients feel that French Immersion schools provide “better education”, and this is based on EQAO stats through recent years. This is not without merit. In the Halton and York Regions, where you can directly regionally-compare the EQAO pass-rates of French Immersion students vs. English-track students, we found a 17% difference in performance in 2014. Does that mean that FI students perform 17% better than English-track students? Not necessarily, as the program does indeed attract students from (generally) more-concerned parents. But the numbers are certainly intriguing.

Should you put your own child into French Immersion? Perhaps this article and this article and also this article can help you with your decision.

Here is information about the French Immersion programs at Catholic schools in Milton…

  • In Halton Region, French Immersion for Catholic schools starts in Grade One, where the learning in each language is 40/60 (40% learning in English, 60% learning in French), all the way up to Grade 8.
  • The Halton Catholic School Board has recently expanded their French Immersion program to keep up with its popularity. To follow along with the updates from the Halton Catholic School Board, start ON THIS PAGE.
  • A list of the Catholic schools in Halton Region that offer French Immersion programs that offer French Immersion programs is at the bottom of this page.

RELATED: The public French Immersion program in Milton

Why such a demand for French Immersion? Perhaps a comment from “Willy999” on the cbc.ca forums puts it best… He wrote:
“Some of the demand for French Immersion comes from parents who view the program as a better learning environment for their children as opposed to a program that stresses French. The program is viewed as a “private school” within the catholic system. The demand for French Immersion could be reduced by offering these parents an alternative English based program.”

It is true that schools with French Immersion programs generally do better in the EQAO tests than schools without. Is this indicative of the level of education given, or is it just that they attract a “smarter” student? We believe it is more of the latter. However, we still recommend these French Immersion schools to our clients as most parents would prefer to have their children be influenced by peers who do well in school.

THERE IS SO MUCH TO KNOW about French Immersion in Milton, including the crazy boundaries that may change from year to year! Be very careful when moving to Milton that you know exactly where your child is going to be attending.

Here is the list of the 9 Catholic elementary schools in Halton Region that currently offer the French Immersion program:

CATHOLIC FRENCH IMMERSION SCHOOLS in OAKVILLE, BURLINGTON, MILTON & GEORGETOWN

School
Grades
1-8
1-8
1-8
1-8
1-8
1-8
1-8
1-5
6-8