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



Supporting Niagara Catholic Students in Need

The Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education would appreciate it if consideration could be given to a charitable educational donation that is income tax receiptable, and will pay big dividends as a long-term investment in the future of a student attending Catholic schools in Niagara. Over the past several years through the Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic, more than 600 students have […]


Niagara Catholic investing $40 million into schools

Niagara Catholic District School Board is spending about $40 million to ensure its schools are top-notch. The board has invested $10 million into building a school in Smithville called St. Martin Catholic Elementary School. Education director John Crocco said the building will be ready for September. The school will also include a childcare centre. Our Lady of Fatima in St. […]


Four teens recipients of St. Kevin justice scholarships

Four Grade 12 graduates are recipients of the 2017 St. Kevin Food Bank Social Justice Scholarship. They are: Aaron Parry of Blessed Trinity Secondary School, Grimsby; Laura Ferreira of Lakeshore Catholic, Port Colborne, and Emma Mete and Ailene Zamora of Notre Dame, Welland. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000. Parry will be attending McMaster University, Hamilton, where he will study […]


Catholic Summer Camps

Summer is here and that means that it is time to start exploring the opportunities for kids to attend camp. Choosing a camp can be a daunting task, especially when looking for one that not only provides fun and adventure, but also provides foundations of the Catholic faith. Vacation Bible School and Bible Camp programs are specially designed to lead […]


A therapy dog provides stress relief to Holy Cross students

A two-year-old lab Australian Shepard mix has become a school pet with purpose at a St. Catharines high school. Sophie the therapy dog is helping students at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School cope with stress. Source: CHCH, June 23, 2017


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