École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys

Your French Immersion School
École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys is the only single-track French Immersion School in Northwestern Ontario with a strong reputation for academic excellence and more than 30 years of teaching French. Our small class sizes ensure that each child feels supported and nurtured. There is an early years wing with play-based classrooms that all open up to our large yard that includes many boulders, trees and open spaces that support imaginative play in nature. The dynamic classrooms encourage exploratory learning throughout the Grades as students drive their education in both English and French.

École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys is located alongside St. Thomas Aquinas High School — which continues the French Immersion experience through Grade 12 — and St. John Paul II School, the facilities are welcoming to all.

What Families Love

What SMB Families love
Hands-on Learning

At École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys our teachers provide an environment of learning that sees students find joy in many hands-on learning experiences. Experiential learning through activities such as baking, crafting, building, hiking and much more helps reinforce learning that is taught in the classroom. Each Fall students travel to Wauzhushk Onigum Nation for the Fall Harvest and in the winter they love to celebrate the Métis culture with Festival du Voyageur. 

With a large outdoor yard and a forest with trails just next door, students can often be found learning outdoors by going on nature scavenger hunts, discovering new fish in Rabbit Lake or going on silent walks through the forest to enhance the five senses. We also have a large outdoor classroom where many lessons and performances have taken place. 

Strong Academic Support

École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys is proud to offer strong programming that supports student success in academics. Through responsive planning and research-based programming, our staff can help a student receive extra support in math and literacy, the two most important building blocks of any education. Ongoing assessment ensures that students are accessing exactly what they need in order to reach their full academic potential. This high level support is offered right from Kindergarten all the way through to Grade 6.

 We understand that sending your child to a French Immersion school can be intimidating if you do not speak French, however, we strive to provide an environment where parents feel comfortable asking questions or finding resources for their child's French learning. Through both in-class and experiential learning outside of the classroom, we help students become comfortable using both French and English. Students can also continue their French Immersion once they graduate from SMB at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. 

What Parents Have to Say

The Balajadia Family

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