Francophone Program

The Francophone Program at OMS Montessori

OMS Montessori is the only school in the Ottawa area to offer an authentic Montessori education in French for over thirty years.

The Francophone program is an enriched program designed specifically for the Francophone student.  Acceptance into the program requires students to be fluent in the language and to have a supportive Francophone family.

Students at the Casa level (3 to 6 years) who understand the language and are moving towards fluency can apply to the bilingual Casa program.

CASA (3 to 6 years)

The Casa Francophone language curriculum language program includes :

  • Oral language development and enrichment of vocabulary
  • Development of phonetic awareness
  • Learning letters
  • Writing (words, sentences, stories)
  • Reading (phonetic words, phonograms, simple books)
  • Initiation to the function of words (articles, nouns, adjectives, verbs etc.)
  • Simple sentence analysis

ELEMENTARY (6 to 12 years)

In addition to a full Francophone Montessori curriculum throughout the day, the students receive enrichment and refinement in French language skills through spelling, grammar, writing and reading activities.

The French language program is integrated in cultural subjects such as geography, history, botany, zoology and art.

French is promoted throughout the school with celebrations such as Franco Ontarian Day and Francophone week. These events aim at fostering pride in the cultural heritage of our Francophone students while exposing our general student population to the local, national and international Francophone culture.