Calgary French and International School

Calgary French And International School

Calgary French & International School (CFIS) is a trilingual school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The school is full French immersion and all subjects are taught in French (excluding English and Spanish). The school has English, French and Spanish as core subjects. Students have high expectations and a passing grade is usually 60% or over. The school is located in a 120,000 sq. ft. facility, built in two phases in 2003 and 2005 to accommodate a growing school community.

The Elementary Wing:

72,000 square foot, two storey facility including:

  • 26 classrooms, including 4 curricular labs
  • Science lab
  • Library/resource area
  • Administration core
  • Cafeteria and servery area for 175 people
  • Day care for 80 children
  • Two Music rooms
  • Two Art studios
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Double-court regulation gym complex
  • Junior-sized baseball diamond
  • Two playgrounds – preschool and elementary
  • International size soccer pitch
  • Staff lounge
  • Uniform Shoppe

The Junior & Senior High Wing: 42,000 square foot, two storey facility including:

  • 10 classrooms
  • Two science labs
  • Library/resource area
  • Administration core
  • Cafeteria and servery area for 190 people
  • Community-use double full-sized regulation gym and physical fitness complex
  • Two theatre-style classrooms
  • Staff Lounge
  • Two Student Lounges
  • Outdoor Retreat (Garden)
  • Uniform Shoppe


There are two cafeterias in the school, one in the Elementary wing and the second in the Junior/Senior wing. These cafeterias offer monthly food plans and À-la-carte items, so that students can order an optional meal for each day. There are also special lunch days (normally arriving at the end of each month) when students can order pizza, and various other items. The uniform is a basic scheme consisting of various articles of clothing. This includes: Long/short sleeve dress shirts, gray wool vests, plaid red and navy blue skirts, navy blue dresses, navy blue yoga jackets, long navy blue sweaters, dress pants, red ties and red hair scrunchies.

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