May 24, 1990, the North Star School, one of the oldest elementary schools in North Vancouver, located on Kings Road West, was renamed André-Piolat school. She also hosted the Framework Programme for the past five years. The name of André-Piolat was chosen in honor of the founder and editor of the only French-language newspaper in the province at the time, Le Soleil de Colombia .
The dozen children enrolled in Francophone program in 1979, the school has grown to over 333 students from across the North Shore of Vancouver, from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. The school offers a comprehensive program in French from kindergarten to Grade 12. Its student body is composed of students from a variety of Francophone cultures around the world, especially Canada, France, Lebanon, Iran, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.
Following construction completed in fall 2005, students have access to specialized facilities such as art, music rooms, a woodworking shop, a theater room and a multipurpose room. We also find a gym with a climbing wall, a system of wireless connection and a science laboratory.
Students, staff and parents of André-Piolat school are committed to creating a school environment that aims the development of every artistic and physical education plans, a safe environment that promotes respect for the rights and responsibilities, and an environment that promotes the French language and Francophone culture as proud of them.
Among the components of the community component already underway include the Trottin-Trotinnette preschool program, which serves 40 children between three and four years, and the care program before and after school hours.