West Guelph French Immersion (FI) Boundary Review

Posted September 28, 2017

At the September 26, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved several recommendations from the West Guelph French Immersion (FI) Boundary Review – Final Boundary Review Report.

These recommendations include the approval of Option 3, which confirms the new FI enrolment caps and boundaries for Gateway Drive Public School (JK-3 FI), Willow Road Public School (grades 4-8 FI) as well as altered FI enrolment caps and boundaries for Paisley Road Public School (JK-6 FI) and John McCrae Public School (JK-8 FI).

Option 3 involves starting FI at Gateway Drive PS in 2018/19 with JK and SK, and growing the program growing by a grade a year. Effective September 2023, Willow Road PS will accommodate grades 4-5 FI feeding from Gateway Drive PS.  Willow Road PS will continue to grow by a grade each year to accommodate grades 4-8 FI by 2026/2027.

The approved recommendations also include a change to the grade configurations at Paisley Road PS and John McCrae PS.  Paisley Road PS will grow by a grade a year to again become JK-6 FI. Students from within the new Paisley Road PS FI boundary will continue to attend John McCrae PS for grades 7 and 8 FI.

For the full list of approved recommendations and associated boundary maps, please visit: www.ugdsb.ca/wgbr. Stay tuned for future communications regarding timelines and the implementation of transition plans pertaining to this process.

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