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Old 11-10-2013, 09:21 PM
 
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My son currently is enrolled in Junior Kindergarten in Ontario. My wife will stay in Montreal for a family reason for 3 months and we are looking if our son can go to English school for that duration in Montreal. We are Permanent Resident living permanently in Ontario, neither me or my wife had elementary schooling in English. We do not have any intention to stay in Montreal for more than 3 months and thinking sudden French schooling for such short duration may be a shock to our son. Any suggestion?
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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I am afraid but only option you have is private English school.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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At his age, I would also consider homeschooling for the brief period, before he returns back to his home classroom. Private school is the only other option.

My son is 4, not 5-6 (?) like yours, but I will say that they adapt extraordinarily well to a new language immersion. I put him into a French program and he loved it, even with the language barrier.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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Thanks for your quick reply. I was also searching in English School Board website and wonder if the following applies to my son to be eligible for English Schooling? [url=http://www.emsb.qc.ca/emsb_en/registration_en/registration_en.asp]Registration[/url]

"5. Is the child attending or did he or she attend the majority of English Elementary or Secondary school in English in Canada? "
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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You should call the ESB directly. I was told that the child required a majority of schooling in English, in order to prevent non-eligible children from spending 6 months at an English school outside the province and then being eligible for the full K-12 here. I don't know what a majority means, but it won't be junior K.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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My son currently is enrolled in Junior Kindergarten in Ontario. My wife will stay in Montreal for a family reason for 3 months and we are looking if our son can go to English school for that duration in Montreal. We are Permanent Resident living permanently in Ontario, neither me or my wife had elementary schooling in English. We do not have any intention to stay in Montreal for more than 3 months and thinking sudden French schooling for such short duration may be a shock to our son. Any suggestion?
I see you're concerned about the French schooling rules so I'll just fill you in on a detail.

The Quebec equivalent to Ontario's Junior-K is Pre-K, and not many public schools offer that. The only public schools with pre-K are inner city schools in (relatively) impoverished communities, in an effort to get the kids ready for the "real" kindergarten. In other words, even if your son was eligible for English schooling, he would not necessarily be able to attend a local school depending on where your wife will be.

I don't know any specific options for Montreal but you can probably check with either (i) private elementary schools (some have a pre-K program) or (ii) many daycare centers (CPE and private) actually have respectable educational programs.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:24 AM
 
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You could also inquire at Montreals other major English school board =
LBPSB - Lester B. Pearson School Board
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