Calgary French & International School (CFIS) is an accredited co-educational private French immersion day school located in Cougar Ridge in Southwest Calgary, Alberta, Canada. On a 10 acre campus, CFIS offers enriched French immersion programming and the Alberta Education curriculum for children from preschool to Grade 12.
Parents need not speak French; however, students entering the school after their Kindergarten year must come from a French immersion programme or a French-speaking environment.
Students at CFIS participate in an enriched and rigorous academic curriculum, character and leadership education, fine arts and music programmes, as well as sports and athletics. Students are encouraged to develop their intellectual, physical and creative potential to become caring and self-reliant young citizens who contribute positively to the world.
Calgary French & International School prides itself on selecting children and families that fit well within the school community and philosophy. Applicants who would thrive in this high energy, positive environment are ideal candidates. CFIS parents are considered to be role models and partners in their children’s education and volunteer to contribute to their child’s and the school’s success.
As part of the Admission process, potential students undergo an observation (preschool to kindergarten) or admissions testing (Grades 1-12) and a interview. Students may also spend a day within a classroom of their current grade level.
To determine the admissibility of any applicant, the student’s academic record, behaviour and attitude, extracurricular pursuits, and citizenship qualities are considered. Students from Grades 4-12 require a personal letter of reference and a letter written by the child, in English and French, explaining why they wish to attend CFIS.
Siblings of current students are given sibling priority status if the applicant meets the entrance requirements.
Families interested in applying for admission to Calgary French & International School should
Calgary French & International School
700 -77th Street SW
Calgary, AB, Canada
Attention: Admissions office