James Thomson Elementary School
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Location Details

Known as the “Pearl on the Sunshine Coast,” Powell River is located in a spectacular setting. Nestled between the Malaspina Strait and the Coastal Range mountains, Powell River is renowned for its mild climate, sunshine, seascapes and proximity to rugged coastal wilderness. The program’s location is near the gateway to the largest marine park (Copeland Islands and Desolation Sound) in British Columbia.

French Immersion Program

French Immersion is taught at James Thomson Elementary School, located in the Wildwood area of Powell River. It is a culturally-rich, community-oriented school that incorporates Sliammon First Nation culture, language, and history.

French Immersion does not operate independently; it functions as an integrated learning stream at James Thomson. French Immersion students participate in all school-based activities, field trips, and events. Students attend existing school programs for music, library time, computer skills, sports, and Ayajuthemlanguage. 

James Thomson is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Powell River. Students who live outside of the James Thomson Catchment area may qualify for a courtesy bus pass if there is any space available on an existing route. For more information on busing please visit the District Transportation page. Carpooling options may be available through the parent group.