French language education in
New Brunswick


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

Three school districts in New Brunswick provide full-time French-language education to 33,731 students from kindergarten to grade 12 in 90 schools – the Conseil d’éducation du District scolaire francophone du Nord-Ouest, the Conseil d’éducation du District scolaire francophone Nord-Est and the Conseil d’éducation du District scolaire francophone Sud.  They are the only school districts or school boards to offer full-time French-language education within this province. The Fédération des conseils d’éducation du Nouveau-Brunswick (FCÉNB) works in collaboration with these school districts.

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.

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