Pomme d’Api offers four different programs – two immersion programs and two francophone programs. The two immersion programs are completely separate from each other, but the two francophone programs overlap each other and are generally treated as a single class with the older students coming for an extra day each week.
Two-day immersion program
The two-day immersion program is aimed at children entering their first year of preschool. Most of the children will be 32-48 months of age, and activities and language are geared to that developmental level. French is introduced, but English is used as necessary.
Children should be 3 years old on December 31 of the school year in which they are registered. If they are 4 years old by December 31, they must register in the three-day immersion program.
Three-day immersion program
The three-day immersion program is aimed at children progressing from the two-day immersion program, as well as new students who are at least 4 years old by December 31 of the year they start the program. The use of French in the classroom increases throughout the year.
Three-day francophone program
The three-day francophone program is aimed at children aged 3-4 from francophone families. This program is conducted exclusively in French.
Children should be 3 years old on December 31 of the school year in which they are registered. If they are 4 years old by December 31, they must register in the four-day francophone program.
Four-day francophone program
The four-day francophone program is aimed at children aged 4-5 from francophone families. Children should be at least 4 years old on December 31 of the school year in which they are registered.
This program overlaps with the three-day francophone program, but has one extra class each week. The additional day allows the teachers to pursue more age-appropriate activities, such as kindergarten readiness, with the older children.