Independent research studies prove that French immersion education not only enhances the acquisition of a second language, but also the student's understanding and appreciation of all other components of the curriculum. At Macdonald-Cartier Academy, we are committed to:

  • the entirely new dimension of a second language as the vehicle of instruction, and the opportunity to communicate in the two Official Languages of this land;
  • small classes (maximum size of 16) and a manageable teaching assignment for our staff which ensures a quality, individualized and personal educational environment;
  • providing the opportunity for involvement in a wide range of clubs and activities during recess and lunch, and the daily activity period at the end of each school day;
  • the living of real life experiences through a challenging outdoor experiential education programme;
  • the development of sound ethics, moral values, and social responsibility;
  • a fair, sensible, consistent discipline that ensures order, safety, pride and courtesy in the student body, and the adherence to the "French only" environment of the school; the issuance of comprehensive anecdotal report cards that reflect closely the attitudes, conduct and progress of each student;
  • the issuance of comprehensive anecdotal report cards that reflect closely the attitudes, conduct and progress of each student;
  • follow the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines administered by a dynamic professional staff that really cares about the balanced academic and social growth of young people.