For more information, please see the Milwaukee French Immersion School Web site.

Milwaukee French Immersion School

Address: 2360 N. 52nd Street


By car: Take Wisconsin Ave. west, just past the Wisconsin Humane Society. Turn right on 45th Place to merge onto US-41 N. When US-41 N ends on Garfield & 46th, stay going straight for about half a blok before turning left onto W. Lisbon Ave. (which runs on an angle). Turn left on W. North Ave. and turn right on N. 51st. St. The school will be on your left.

By bus: Take the #30 bus west and depart on W. North Ave. & W. Sherman Ave. Then transfer to the #21 bus. Take the #21 bus west to W. North Ave & N. 51st Street and walk one block north to the agency.

Approximate Travel Time by Car: 10 minutes

Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 30 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Description of Agency/Activities: The Milwaukee French Immersion program began in 1978. In the immersion program, children acquire the second language in play and work situations where meaningful communication is desired. The curriculum is similar as it is for students in other MPS elementary schools. However, at French Immersion, the curriculum is taught almost entirely in French until grade two. At that point, English reading and language arts are introduced for 40 minutes each day. The percentage of classroom instruction in English increases each year until approximately twenty percent of the day is in English at grades four and five.

Students in K5 - 3rd grade are in classrooms limited to 15 pupils per teacher, and these smaller classes have proven to be very successful and instrumental in improving student achievement in all areas, including the acquisition of the language itself. Milwaukee French Immersion School teachers are certified in elementary education and are also fluent in spoken and written French.

Student Role in Agency: Service Learners are needed to assist in a classroom setting. Service Learners must be very proficient in spoken and written French, as Service Learners will be working with students in small groups assisting in reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Commitment: 1-2 hours per week plus an initial orientation.


Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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