French immersion program / Programme d’immersion française

Take a peak at our Lip Dub.  It tells you all about who we are and what we offer at St. Matthew’s!


Félicitations à nos élèves de 7-8-9eme qui ont contribué à la réalisation de ce vidéo qui représente le dynanisme de notre programme d’immersion française!

Congratulations to the Grade 7, 8 and nine students who contributed to the creation of this video. this was filmed to show how exciting our French program is and what our school has to offer!

As well, check out the Canadian Parents for French website at:

Welcome / Bienvenue to St. Matthew School!

St. Matthew School is a vibrant K-9 dual track school in Acadia, located at 416- 83rd avenue SE.  We offer several programs at our school: K-9 English Program with 2 classes of Full Day Kindergarten, 7-9 late and continuing French immersion and Special Education placements in both elementary and Junior High.  Our school is a wonderfully multicultural school that promotes Academic Excellence, a Safe and Caring Catholic environment and Student Centered Learning.  We have a very strong fine arts and sports program and provide many creative opportunities for all students.

Early and Late Gr. 7 French Immersion at St. Matthew School

Late French Immersion is a three year program of choice, open to all students and permeated with Catholic beliefs, teachings and tradition.  Students who have completed Grade 6 in an all-English regular program may enter the program in Grade 7.  Previous French experience is not required and parents do not need to know the language.  Students are enrolled in separate Late Immersion classes for Grades 7 and 8 and are merged with Early Immersion students for Grade 9.  Students are taught the curriculum mandated by Alberta Education using French as the medium for instruction. French is the predominant language of instruction, along with a strong English Language Arts program. An ideal candidate for the Late Immersion program is a student who is seeking a challenge at school, has strong work/study habits, and an appreciation and interest for language and culture.

To learn more about our Gr. 7 Late and Early Immersion Program and all other exciting programs we offer at St. Matthew School, feel free to call the school at (403)500-2030. Our Administration Team will be more than happy to answer any questions and assist in any new registrations for the 2014-15 school year.