CFIS's Early Childhood (ECE) Division offers multi-age and single-age full French immersion classrooms for our youngest learners, including Preschool for three-year-old students, Junior Kindergarten (JK) for four-year-old students, and Kindergarten. Classes are inviting, caring, happy environments filled with enthusiastic learners and dedicated, passionate educators. Programming is grounded in best practices in early learning and language immersion: child centred, play-based, and developmentally appropriate.
CFIS Students Are
CFIS students develop a foundation for life-long success through academic excellence and an emphasis on music, art, physical development, and global citizenship. Dedicated principals, specialist and classroom teachers, learning strategists, and literacy coaches ensure students' needs are met to achieve and excel in all subject areas. CFIS students’ results on Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Examinations are well above provincial averages and in line with other top schools in the province. CFIS graduates are well-rounded in their achievements, embody CFIS values as leaders, critical thinkers, and ethical, responsible citizens, transitioning easily into university and beyond.
Tomorrow's world will require today's young people to be innovative, creative global citizens. CFIS students celebrate and recognize cultural diversity within and beyond their school and classroom, form lifelong attitudes and habits, and are prepared for their futures. As multilingual learners in a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Associated School, CFIS students lead age-appropriate advocacy and humanitarian work related to their studies in their community and around the world. Through international connections, Round Square, IB, and travel studies, CFIS students are open minded, creative, tolerant, and confident.
CFIS is fostering a foundation for lifelong success, leadership, stewardship and action. CFIS students lead in classrooms, school, and community through mentorship, environmental, and service initiatives. Students experience partnerships with classrooms close to home and across the globe, develop executive function and responsibility for their learning, and take on leadership roles in multiple disciplines. In a robust French immersion setting, leadership is fostered and enriched from preschool to Grade 12, beginning close to home and expanding all over the world.
I am one very happy Mom!”
Welcome to Calgary French & International School (CFIS), a dynamic learning community for students in Preschool to Grade 12. CFIS is one of the leading independent schools in Canada, and the top French language immersion school in western Canada. Faculty, staff, and administration work together to create a dynamic learning environment for all CFIS students, whether in Preschool or Grade 12.
CFIS students’ results on Alberta Education’s standardized Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Examinations are well above provincial averages, and usually within the top ten schools in the province.