Carolyn Englar, I work at Noodle
I often tell people that sending me to a French immersion school was one of the best decisions my parents ever made. My seven years at Maryvale ultimately shaped the remaining course of my life, as I lived on and off in France several times throughout my adult life, and even ended up getting a Master's Degree in Paris. Having the ability to communicate with others in a foreign language is an amazing experience, that I wish everyone could enjoy.
I have nothing but fond memories from Maryvale. The teachers were all well trained, and really encouraged my love of learning and the French language. I still remain close friends with several classmates from Maryvale today.
Not only did we learn fluent french, but I believe I was still well trained in all other major academic subjects as well. Everything is taught solely in French (starting in first grade) except for music, art and PE. But we still got a solid background in math, science and social studies. Once you hit fifth grade, you start to take weekly English classes as well, so you can start to learn basic grammar rules and literary analysis.
I cannot recommend this school enough. If you have the opportunity to send your child there, you definitely should!