French Immersion Education is free and open to all students of Iberia Parish and is housed at North Lewis Elementary School. French immersion integrates the French language into our diverse subject areas. English Language Arts is taught by local, English-speaking teachers and Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, and French Language Arts is taught by our certified Foreign Associate Teachers. Our immersion teachers come to us from throughout the world's French speaking countries including France, Senegal Belgium, Canada, Niger, Ivory Coast,Togo, and the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe.
Students usually enter French Immersion Education in Kindergarten and their parents make a commitment to keep their children enrolled thought the sixth grade. An option is available to continue a more limited immersion through the eight grade at Belle Place Middle School.