Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique

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Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique
13511 Commerce Parkway, Richmond
(Head office)

Coordinates49°10′24″N 123°04′20″W / 49.173313°N 123.072253°W / 49.173313; -123.072253Coordinates: 49°10′24″N 123°04′20″W / 49.173313°N 123.072253°W / 49.173313; -123.072253
District information
SuperintendentMichel St-Amant
Schools43 schools
BudgetCA$75.6[1] million
Students and staff
Students6 000
Other information

The Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (also known as Francophone Education Authority or School District No 93) is the French-language school board for all French schools located in British Columbia. Its headquarters are in Richmond in Greater Vancouver.[2] Unlike the other school boards in British Columbia, this school board does not cover a specific geographic area, but instead takes ownership of schools based solely on language.

The school board helps ensure those with constitutional rights to minority language education under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms receive it.[3]

The Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique offers educational programs and services geared towards the growth and cultural promotion of the province's Francophone learners. An active partner in the development of British Columbia's Francophone community, the Conseil has presently in its system, and distributed across 78 communities in the province, over 5,700 students and 40 schools. The school board also operates a French first language virtual school known as École Virtuelle.


Public French schooling was established by the Government of British Columbia in 1977, known as the programme cadre de français. The program was managed by various English first language school boards in British Columbia.[4]

In 1995, the provincial government established a French first language school board, known as the Francophone School Authority, providing French first language schooling for residents residing within the areas of Chilliwack and Victoria.[4] As a result of a court action, in December 1997, the school board is given jurisdiction over the entire province.[5] Legislation governing the regulations of the school board was passed in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia on 27 March 1998.[4] The legislation, including the components that expanded the school board's jurisdiction to cover the entire province, went into effect on 1 July 1999.[4][6]


School Location Grades Dedicated facility[note 1]
École André-Piolat North Vancouver (district) K–10 Yes
École Anne Hébert Vancouver K–6 Yes
École de l'Anse-au-sable Kelowna K–12 Yes
École Au-coeur-de-l'île Comox Valley K–12 Yes
École Beausoleil Victoria K–3 Yes
École du Bois-Joli Delta K–7 Yes
École des Colibris Vancouver K–4 Yes
École Collines d'or Kamloops K–7 No
École Côte du Soleil Powell River K–9 Yes
École des Deux-Rives Mission K–8 Yes
École Entre-Lacs Penticton K–8 No
École Franco-Nord Prince George K–7 Yes
École Gabrielle-Roy Surrey K–12 Yes
École des Glaciers Revelstoke K–6 No
École des Grands Cèdres Port Alberni K–7 Yes
École Jack-Cook Terrace K–7 Yes
École La Passerelle Whistler K–7 No
École La Vallée Pemberton K–7 No
École La Vérendrye Chilliwack K–7 Yes
École Les Aiglons Squamish K–7 Yes
École Mer-et-montagne Campbell River K–8 Yes
École des Navigateurs Richmond K–7 No
École Océane Nanaimo K–7 Yes[note 2]
École du Pacifique Sechelt K–7 Yes
École des Pionniers-de-Maillardville Port Coquitlam K–12 Yes
École Rose-des-Vents Vancouver K–6 Yes
École secondaire Brooks Powell River 10–12 No
École secondaire Carihi Campbell River 9–12 No
École secondaire Chatelech Sechelt 8–12 No
École secondaire Duchess Park Prince George 8–12 No
École secondaire Jules-Verne Vancouver 7–12 Yes
École secondaire de Nanaimo Nanaimo K–7 Yes[note 2]
École secondaire de Nelson Nelson 9–11 No
École secondaire de Penticton Penticton 8–12 Yes
École secondaire de Revelstoke Revelstoke 8 No
École des Sentiers-Alpins Nelson K–8 Yes
École des Sept-Sommets Rossland K–7 No
École Sophie-Morigeau Fernie K–6 No
École Victor-Brodeur Victoria K–12 Yes
École des Voyageurs Langley K–7 Yes


  1. ^ Some schools operated by Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique do not operate from a dedicated facility, with some institutions opting to use/share faculties with an area's local English school district.
  2. ^ a b École Océane and École secondaire de Nanaimo share the same building, although they are considered separate schools.

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  2. ^ "Contactez-nous." Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. Retrieved on 22 January 2015. "100 – 13511 Commerce Parkway Richmond BC V6V 2J8"
  3. ^ District Review Report, School District No. 93 (Conseil scolaire francophone) April 4–8, 2005, submitted to the Minister of Education, p. 2.
  4. ^ a b c d "History of the CSF". Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  5. ^ Jacquet, Marianne (2008). The Discourse on Diversity in British Columbia Public Schools: From Difference to In/Difference. Educators' Discourses on Student Diversity in Canada: Context, Policy, and Practice. Canadian Scholars Press. p. 51. ISBN 1-5513-0346-9.
  6. ^ "Chronology of French-as-first-language education in British Columbia" (). Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. Retrieved on 26 January 2015. "1998 27 mars – Suite au second recours juridique intenté par les parents, le Cabinet provincial adopte un amendement à la réglementation régissant le Conseil scolaire francophone, ce qui lui donne juridiction sur toute la province, et ce à compter du 1er juillet 1999.

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