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French Public School to open on the Kemptville College campus in the fall of 2016

The French Public School Board of Eastern Ontario is proud to announced the opening, for next year, of the first French-language school in North Grenville.

The school will be located on the campus of the Kemptville College, a charming site also perfectly designed to accommodate children of all ages.

 If the students from kindergarten to Grade 6 will animate the scene next year, their peers from secondary will join them as soon as 2018. By then, CEPEO won’t lose a minute, working hard to make the first year a very memorable one. As a matter of fact, the school’s new principal has already been chosen. Mrs Josée Bédard whose experience at the head of École élémentaire publique Marie-Curie will certainly be very helpful, is up for the challenge! The new École publique Kemptville de langue française will distinguished itself by its willingness to include students into decision-making processes. For example, students will be consulted on June 1st for the adoption of its new educational vision! Students will get to choose their own model of education, a precedent in the matter.

North Grenville’s Mayor David Gordon stated "North Grenville is very excited to have the French Public School Board of Eastern Ontario as a future long-term partner at the renewed Kemptville College. It is clear that we share a vision of how Kemptville College can become a source of environmental excellence within the region. Now with three school boards represented on the campus, Kemptville College is quickly becoming a model education hub."

Linda Savard, CEPEO’s President, is delighted of this new partnership with the administration of North Grenville. "This is not just a school we open, it is the society of the future and we are building it together." A society that will shine by its emphasis on French language and CEPEO’s progressive values.

Edith Dumont, Director of Education, feels the same way: "I’m very excited about this visionary project that contributes to the emergence of a genuine community of knowledge. We are already proud of this inclusive future school where students and teachers will benefit from an academic environment that reflects the ecological orientation of a new and more responsible generation".

Proud of its impressive growth rate (attendance in its schools increased by 3.5% over the last year), the CEPEO works together with the Ministry of Education for the development of new French public schools throughout its territory!

To view the presentation the Board made before Council, please click here.