During Junior High (Grades 6 to 9), students transition from a class-based program to a subject-based program. The Junior High Program is taught by a team of teachers, each specialized in one or more subjects.
Our expert teachers collaborate across classrooms and subjects to coordinate their lessons in creative ways. The curriculum consists of the following subjects: French, English, Mathematics, History and Geography, Sciences (Biology, Geology, Physics and Chemistry), Social Studies, Spanish, Arts and Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education
Students are challenged to demonstrate knowledge and encouraged to explore new ideas, solve problems, and analyze information. Time management skills and self-sufficient study habits are instilled throughout these grades to prepare students for greater autonomy and more.
Spanish is added to the curriculum in Grade 6. Students study Spanish two hours per week and the curriculum focuses on both language and culture. The course is taught by a Spanish speaker.
Junior High (Grades 6 to 9) prepares students to write the Brevet in Grade 9 and Alberta Provincial Achievement Tests in Grade 6 and 9.
Lycée students are prepared for success in varied testing methodologies including:
• Multiple choice testing (the method employed by Alberta Education and by most North American post-secondary institutions)
• Essay-type questions (the method employed by the French Ministry of Education)
• Students benefit from the best each approach has to offer.
As part of the Junior High Program, Grade 8 students are encouraged to participate in a field-trip abroad. The trip is designed to broaden their horizons and, whenever possible, allow them to experience a French-speaking culture first hand. The cost of the trip is the responsibility of the parents.