French Immersion


The north end of School District 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) offers a K-12 French Immersion Program.  The Elementary program (K-7) is housed at Twin Rivers Elementary School, with the primary years (K-2) at the Castlegar Primary Campus.

French Immersion students transition to Stanley Humphries Secondary School for the grade 8-12 French immersion learning experience.



SD20 offers a Late French Immersion Program beginning at Grade 6 at Rossland Summit School in Rossland.  French Immersion students transition to J. Lloyd Crowe Secondary School for the grade 10-12 French immersion learning experience.


Having an established and long history, the program continues to evolve and adapt to changing needs and challenges. Program teachers endeavour to provide a language rich experience which meets the core curriculum learning requirements in accordance with the British Columbia Provincial Learning Curriculum.


Registration for the program is held in the spring of each school year and its registration dates and times are communicated through community newspapers.


For more information please contact:


Twin Rivers Elementary School

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Rossland Summit School

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Teresa Berdusco, Director of Instruction
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