L'École Bilingue Elementary
is a public French immersion elementary school
, British Columbia
part of School District 39 Vancouver
L'école operates in a three-storey brick school building formerly called Cecil Rhodes
School. During L'École Bilingue's first year in the former Rhodes building (1977–78), two monolingual, multi-grade Rhodes classes remained in the school. After that year, students who had not begun kindergarten in French immersion were not permitted to remain in the school. In September 1978, all remaining Rhodes students were dispersed among various monolingual elementary schools.
L'école has historically operated a French immersion program, where grades K-3 are taught completely in French, and 4-7 taught in half French and half English. In the early 90's, an ESL program was added. The French immersion program prided itself on French instruction in all subjects, including computers, gym and music. For grade 4 students, math was changed from French to English and English class was added as well as instead of playing games during gym, the kids did different sports every month. They also have 3 different before and after school care programs called Kindercare, "LGE", and La Garderie.
L'Ecole Bilingue has 3 after/before school daycares.
"Kindercare" is for Gr. K-1. "LGE" is located in the school primary cafeteria and is for Gr. 1-3. And finally, "La Garderie",... Read More