Benefits of French-language Catholic education

French-language Catholic education in Ontario is a complete network of schools, colleges and universities. It offers a continuum of programs and services, of exceptional quality, in French, from early childhood through adulthood.

French-language Catholic education offers students an inclusive environment promoting sustainable bilingualism. It helps students develop abilities to communicate in French and in English which brings better employment opportunities on local, provincial, national and international levels. Learning about the Francophone heritage and being part of this dynamic culture is a wonderful gift to give your child.

In our schools, student can thrive in a French environment all the while increasing their self-esteem. Language plays a key role in cultural expression and personal identity development. A French-language Catholic education will enable your child to identify with both official languages of Canada.

The mandate of French-language Catholic schools

Our mandate is to foresee, plan and offer structured situations promoting the learning of the French language and contributing to a French-catholic identity development.

This mandate includes five dimensions:

Student learning and essential skills development
Identity development
Transmission of the French language and culture
Flourishing of Catholic faith and spirituality
Development of support staff's leadership and promotion of individual and collective commitment

Community outreach

The Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières is present in the community through its leadership. Ongoing collaborative efforts are made to address the full range of challenges related to the catholicity, French language and quality in education. Our school board encourages and promotes partnerships between its schools, parents, the Church, various community groups and local businesses.