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At Walden Public School, parents can enroll their children in the Regular Program or the French Immersion Program.

In Rainbow Schools, the Regular Program covers all Ontario curriculum subjects exclusively in English and includes a Core French component that is offered daily beginning in Grade 4.

Through the study of French, students will communicate and interact purposefully and with confidence while developing the necessary skills to be intercultural citizens of Canada and the world. The Core French program emphasizes the development of oral competence skills while focusing on authentic learning related to real-life experiences and interests.

The value of learning French, one of Canada’s two official languages, is reinforced in an inclusive classroom environment. The Core French program offers students the opportunity to develop a usable command of the French language that can be expanded through further study at the secondary school level.

Ontario Curriculum - Elementary