Founded by Mary Clements in 2009, Les Petites Pommes was created as a space where children could feel confident, happy and have fun in French.
What started as a short term project during Mary’s final year of university, Les Petites Pommes has turned into a long term commitment to French learning. Mary was inspired to start a French summer camp as her journey through French immersion was not an easy one. Her mother and father struggled with not being able to help her as they couldn’t speak French and often had to advocate for creative solutions with teachers to help Mary succeed during elementary school. French came more naturally to Mary during high school and university.
Thanks to the many families from our first summer to today, we have been able to grow our vision of helping students develop the tools to learn a new language and the ability to enrich their lives with all the benefits and connection that it can bring!
Today, while working towards language mastery, creating a sense of confidence, community and compassion for our students is at the heart of what we do.
Our administrative offices are located in Hamilton, Ontario, however we are working on sharing our programs with new cities in the coming years including Guelph, Waterloo, Burlington and Oakville.