EXTENDED FRENCH PROGRAM
Thank you for your interest in the Extended French Program at St. Philip School! This program runs from Gr. 5 through Gr. 8.
All who applied to our program for Gr. 5 students beginning in Sept. 2016 can expect to receive written notice of the status of their application by March 11. These notices are being delivered to the various home schools, and the students will receive the notices. These notices will say either that the child has been accepted into the program, or that they have been placed on the wait list. Parents can also call the school at 905 306-8420.
The Extended French program starts in Grade 5. In the program, 50% of the total instruction is in French. The program includes studies in French language arts, social studies, science, and one of either: visual arts, music, drama or physical education. The program leads into Extended French at the secondary school level, where French language arts, geography, history and world religions are offered.
Students in the Extended French program usually attain a mid-range level of competency in the language. This means that after at least 2,670 hours of French instruction during his/her school career, the student should be able to read newspapers and books, with the occasional help of a dictionary, as well as watch and understand radio and television news and other programs. The student should also be able to participate adequately in conversation, demonstrate knowledge of the culture, society, customs, economy, government and institutions of a French-speaking community and, after a few months residence, and function quite well in a French-speaking community.
The usual point of entry into Extended French is Gr. 5, but it is possible to apply for entry in later years, provided space is available and French language requirements are met. Please call the school at 905 306-8420 if you have any questions. Again, thank you very much for your interest in this program!
*Students residing within the boundaries of the following schools are eligible to apply to the Extended French program at St. Philip: Bishop Scalabrini, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Gerard, St. Jerome, Fr. Daniel Zanon, Metro Andrei, St. David of Wales, Corpus Christi, John XXIII, Mary Fix, and St. Philip. Students residing outside the boundaries of these schools will be considered for admission under a flex boundary application.