Catholic Education

The mission of catholic schools and catholic religious in the Diocese of Saint Catharines is an essential part of the fulfillment of the educational ministry of the Roman Catholic Church. Its primary goal is the ongoing formation of the Christian person by developing the spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional and physical gifts of the students entrusted to our care.

The schools of the Diocese of Saint Catharines continue a tradition of academic excellence and faith-formation in safe, respectful and caring environments conducive to learning.

In 49 elementary schools, eight high schools, one private academy and a centre for continuing education and international student programs our schools provide opportunities for academic excellence in caring, faith-filled communities for over 240,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds.

The Religious Education and Catechesis provides authentic, effective and lifelong catechesis. Through Catechesis, Adult Faith Formation, R.C.I.A. and other programs the Diocese of St. Catharines support catechetical leaders in their responsibility to form Disciples of Christ.


Catholic Education News



Blessed Trinity students win $5,000 award for Canadian Tire’s Jump Start program

Youth in Philanthropy event marks fifth year at Grimsby catholic high school It’s an opportunity to play sports that nearly 751 Grimsby kids wouldn’t have. Now, thanks to four Blessed Trinity students, Canadian Tire’s Jump Start Program has an extra $5,000 to help more kids in the community enrol in sports programs. Blessed Trinity takes part in a program called […]

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NCDSB Grad Rate Second in Ontario – Again

Niagara Catholic District School Board has again received top marks for its student graduation rate. With 92.1 per cent of its students graduating after four years, the board ranked second highest among Ontario’s 57 English-language school boards, behind York Catholic District School Board’s four-year graduation rate of 94 per cent. The local Catholic board also achieved a 94 per cent […]


Catholic Education Symposium 2017: Join the Conversation!

Renewing the Promise Exploring the critical role of Catholic education in contemporary society We want to hear from you about Catholic education in Ontario! “Renewing the Promise” is a dialogue. Your input about Catholic education in Ontario – the way it fulfills its mandate as well as the challenges and opportunities of the present moment – will help to guide […]

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Niagara Catholic Elementary Spring Open House

Niagara Catholic Elementary Spring Open House Wednesday, May 3, 2017 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register at your neighbourhood Catholic elementary school. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, baptism record, health card, immunization record and proof of address. More registration information is available at


14th Annual Bishop’s Gala a Resounding Success!

The 14th Annual Bishop’s Gala, in support of the Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education, took place at Club Roma on April 1, and it was an outstanding evening celebrating Catholic education in Niagara. A cocktail reception, wine tasting by Constellation Brand and antipasto bar began the evening, with entertainment by Christina LeRose, a Niagara Catholic Distinguished Award recipient (2016) and […]


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