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École Avalon School has a very special status in southwest Edmonton. Since September of 1981 it has been offering the French Immersion program for students who have been taking Immersion French since Grade 1. Today Avalon is the largest Junior High program in Edmonton Public Schools. Students receive instruction in French in Math, Science, Social Studies, and French Language Arts. All programs come together for complementary courses and Physical Education.

Students in the French Immersion program participate, when possible, in French Immersion field trips, cultural days, and have the opportunity to travel to France in grade 9.

For a full description please visit, French Immersion program description, on the EPSB website. 



Academic Enrichment offers Grades 7–9 students challenging academic experiences by deepening their learning in the core subjects of Mathematics, Science, English Language Arts and Social Studies. It helps prepare junior high students for academic programming in high school, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (I.B.). To help decide if Academic Enrichment is the right choice for your child, learn more about the program.

The Academic Enrichment program will be available for Grade 7 in its first year. As the first group of students moves to the next grade, we’ll expand the program by one grade level.