Nearly 40 percent of English vocabulary is of French origin.

The HPDS French program is an individualized program that caters to the learning style of each student, and works to foster an appreciation of the French language. Students participate in a range of learning activities based on a common theme.

As with the rest of the program at High Park Day School, we give students a number of avenues through which they can explore the subject. Through art, music, film and literature, students explore and share their ideas using the French language. Individual tasks are then tailored to meet both the grade level and previous knowledge of French that each student has.

The aim of our program is to provide students with the skills they need to communicate in a second language. The instruction style is varied to adapt to the wide range of student needs; while the focus remains on reading and writing skills as well as oral communication for all students.