French language education in
New Brunswick

Nouveau-Brunswick

Welcome to New Brunswick, the only officially bilingual province in Canada.

There are three school districts in New Brunswick which provide full-time French-language education to more than 30,000 students from kindergarten to grade 12 in over 90 schools. The Fédération des conseils d’éducation du Nouveau-Brunswick (FCÉNB) is the umbrella organization which represents these school districts (District scolaire francophone du Nord-Ouest, District scolaire francophone Nord-Est and District scolaire francophone Sud). No other school districts or school boards offer full-time French-language education in this province. Services provided by the school districts include:

  • Integrated services to foster learning from early childhood to high school
  • Recognition that early childhood ends at the age of eight
  • A network of integrated services for children and their family
  • Community-based schools where everyone (parents, school staff and community members) share in the student’s success
  • Support learning centres for professionals working with preschoolers and students
  • An inclusive education system which focuses on differentiated instruction to respond to students’ needs
  • Schools with a two-fold mission: to foster quality teaching and to help students build their identity as francophones

French-language services in New Brunswick related to postsecondary education, literacy and adult continuing education are provided by the Community College of New Brunswick which has campuses in Edmundston, Campbellton, Bathurst, the Acadian peninsula and Dieppe, and the University of Moncton which has campuses in Edmundston, Shippagan and Moncton.