Information on enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year.

French DLI application and open enrollment form.  If you live outside of Edgemont boundaries, you must complete an open enrollment form along with the DLI application.


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More than forty years of research consistently documents the power of immersion programs to help students attain high levels of second language proficiency.  No other type of instruction, short of living in a second-language environment, is as successful. Young children especially thrive in this type of instructional environment.  Dual language immersion offers a rich bilingual experience  for young learners  when their minds are developmentally best able to acquire a second language. 


Edgemont Elementary was one of 17 schools worldwide to be recognized by the French Ministry of Education for outstanding French language instruction.  This special designation is a result of high quality teachers and staff found at Edgemont Elementary who all go to great lengths to ensure every student is succeeding.  The designation, or the distinction, is called the "LabelFrancEducation," which Edgemont received in June 2012.  The French Government sent Edgemont a special logo that will be used on our websites and printed materials to show the honor and recognition that was received.


Language Immersion Programs are popular, and Student

Diligence Translates to High Academic Performance


     In 1981 there were fewer than 30 immersion programs in the country, today there are 448, according to a 2011 report released by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), a non-profit organization that advocates for foreign language instruction. States like Minnesota and Utah are leading the way with 52 and 58 schools offering language immersion options. American students are being educated in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, German, Arabic, and Norwegian. 

     One of the most intriguing aspects of these programs, both for parents and educators, is that immersion students tend to outperform their English-only peers on standardized tests. Why this phenomena exists is not entirely clear, but several factors unique to these programs provide some insight. Learning a new language simulates brain development in ways that enhance mental flexibility and develop problem solving skills says Ellen Bialystok, a research psychologist at York University in Toronto Canada. Parents with children in immersion programs may be more invested in their kids education, which has strong positive impact on student achievement notes Fatima Baig an education researcher at the University of Iowa. Finally, the nature of language immersion teaches students how to stick to difficult tasks. This diligence translates to better performance on exams, because students will be more likely to persist on challenging problems, according to a report released by the department of education at the University of Pennsylvania.  To read more about these benefits, click here to read a Deseret News Article published Sun. Jan. 29, 2012.


Interested in French Books for your child? 

Here are a couple of excellent websites where you can order some:




Online French Book Rental Service

Les Petits Livres is an online book rental service specializing in children's books in French in the US. 

They offer French language books for children from 0 to 12 years of age.

For more information, go to:


France: Vive la France