Bilingual Program

All elementary schools across the English Montreal School Board offer various levels of French language instruction integrated within the Québec Education Program.

Students attending Leonardo da Vinci Academy follow a bilingual curriculum model. From Kindergarten to Grade 6, students alternate between languages on a daily basis (one day for English subjects and one day for French subjects). The subjects are divided so that 50 percent of instruction is in English and 50 percent in French.

Reasearch shows that bilingualism has many cognitive benefits that go beyond those of language acquisition such as heightened mental flexibility, creative thinking skills, enhanced metalinguistic awareness as well as greater communicative sensitivity.

Level Subjects Taught in English Subjects Taught in French¹
Kindergarten 50% of classroom time 50% of classroom time
Cycle 1 English Language Arts
Physical Education and Health
Ethics and Religious Culture
Music
Visual Art
Technology (Computers)
Français, langue d'enseignement
Mathématiques
Cycle 2 English Language Arts
Physical Education
Mathematics
Technology (Computers)
Français, langue d'enseignement
Science et technologie
Géographie, histoire et éducation à la citoyenneté
Santé
Musique
Arts plastiques
Éthique et culture religieuse
Cycle 3 English Language Arts
Physical Education
Mathematics
Technology (Computers)
Français, langue d'enseignement
Science et technologie
Géographie, histoire et éducation à la citoyenneté
Santé
Musique
Arts plastiques
Éthique et culture religieuse
¹ This does not include French spoken during recess, daycare and other extra-curricular activities.

School Timetable

Entry
8:55 a.m.
First Recess (Kdg, 5 and 6)
10:35 - 10:50 a.m.
Second Recess (Grades 1 to 4) 11:05 - 11:20 a.m.
Lunch 12:20 - 1:25 p.m.
Lunch (Kdg) 12:20 - 1:43 p.m.
Dismissal 3:30 p.m.
Daycare (A.M.) 7:00 - 8:55 a.m.
Daycare (P.M.) 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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