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|Language of instruction||English and French|
|Native English and French teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and French)|
|Maximum||16 students / class|
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|Max. number of students per class||
Class sizes vary from 10-20 students depending on the course subject. However, maximum class size for core academic courses is a 16:1 student-teacher ratio.
|Native English and French speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English and French||
For non-native speakers of English or French, the ECB-CBS provides additional language support for all students in grades Kindergarten through 9 with intensive ESL (English as a Second Language) and FSL (French as a Second Language) programs. Students applying for grades 10, 11 or 12 must demonstrate a functional level of academic English or French to complete the provincial exam requirements of the British Columbia provincially prescribed curriculum. All non-native speakers of English or French are required to write a language proficiency test during the application process.
|Entry evaluation for students||
There is no required admissions’ interview. However, the school wants to meet its students and their families.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
There is no application deadline, as the ECB-CBS accepts students throughout the academic school year. However, the school strongly suggests that applications be completed by January of the year prior to entry to avoid being placed on a wait list.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
The ECB-CBS accepts students throughout the academic School year. However, to ease a student’s academic transition, we recommend that students begin at the start of a School term:
Term 1 begins in September
|School bus service available||
The ECB-CBS provides bus services to and from school in Paris and in surrounding areas at an extra cost. All students using the bus service are supervised.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
The ECB-CBS will make every effort to accommodate a student’s special learning needs. However, the programs are designed for students who can function in the mainstream classroom without extra support. The ECB-CBS is not able to accommodate students with moderate or severe disabilities or students with significant conduct, communicative or emotional difficulties.
|Learning support offered||
Students who require one-on-one classroom support may be assigned a private special education specialist at an additional cost to the family. For more information on Learning Support Services at the ECB-CBS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The ECB-CBS offers an extensive program of after-school activities for students not registered in the half-day high performance programs.
|Sports activities included||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The Canadian Bilingual School of Paris - a piece of Canada in the heart of Paris - opened its doors in September 2015. The Canadian Bilingual School of Paris offers an elite half-day high performance program, aligned with a rich academic program all based on the curriculum approved by the Ministry of Education of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The ECB-CBS delivers the British Columbia Ministry of Education’s provincially prescribed curriculum for grades Kindergarten through 12. At the ECB-CBS, students learn in English and in French. The School offers a truly bilingual and bi-cultural experience that will develop the language skills students need as 21st century learners. The bilingual curriculum will challenge students who are acquiring reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in both English and French.