French Immersion Schools in Manitoba

(Revised March 2023)

In accordance with the provisions of The Public Schools Act, children have an opportunity to learn both French and English in Manitoba. The French Immersion Program is one of the four recognized school programs in the province and is currently offered in 115 public schools in 23 school divisions. There are no independent French Immersion schools.

The French Immersion Program is an inclusive program intended for all students with various abilities and needs whose first language is not French. The goal of the Program is to develop proud, confident, engaged, plurilingual global citizens. (See The Vision for the French Immersion Program in Manitoba.)

In Manitoba, the French Immersion Program is offered in one of two delivery models:

  • Single-track model—The French Immersion Program is the only program in the school. The entire student population is enrolled in the French Immersion Program.
  • Dual-track model—The French Immersion Program and the English Program coexist in the same school. The student population is enrolled either in the French Immersion Program or the English Program.

The French Immersion Program has three possible entry points:

  • Early Immersion—Kindergarten or Grade 1 entry
  • Middle Immersion—Grade 4 entry
  • Late Immersion—Grade 6 or 7 entry

The following maps are provided as quick reference tools that give school locations, contact information, delivery models, entry points, and grade levels. Please contact school divisions and schools directly for school catchment areas, enrolment procedures, and transportation options.

For more information, please contact:

Sandra Drzystek
French Language Education Policy & Planning
Bureau de l'éducation française
509-1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0T3
Telephone: 204-945-6939
Fax: 204-948-3234