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



Notre Dame graduate inspires students to create change

Ellen Kaas returned to her former stomping ground in Welland Monday to inspire Grade 12 students at Notre Dame College School to make a difference in the world. Father Jim Mulligan, of Parish Community of St. Kevin, invited Kaas, who is a chartered accountant and works with not-for-profits and charities, to speak to Notre Dame students. Kaas agreed to share […]


Shining the Spotlight on St. Peter Catholic Elementary School

At each Board meeting, one Catholic elementary or secondary school or site is invited to attend the meeting to share what makes it such an important part of the community it serves. During the October 24 Board meeting, St. Peter Catholic Elementary School was showcased in the School Excellence Program. Principal Victoria Wegelin was joined by Kindergarten students Mason Nichols […]

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NCDSB Open Houses

NCDSB Kindergarten Open House and Registration Day is coming up November 22 and our Secondary Open Houses will take place between November 21 and 30. Niagara Catholic’s fall Kindergarten Open House and Registration Day will take place in all of our Catholic elementary schools on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  NCDSB invites the families of […]


Pelham students hope to generate smiles with painted rocks

Kindergarten students at St. Alexander Catholic Elementary School in Pelham hope to bring smiles to people’s faces in their community. All-day kindergarten teacher Tracy Goodwin said each of the children in her class, as well as the school’s other all-day kindergarten class, painted and then drew or wrote positive images and words on rocks before placing them near Pelham Public […]


Back to school in a brand-new home: St. Martin School

St. Martin Catholic Elementary set to celebrate new school. It’s been a long time coming, but Tuesday is the day the St. Martin Catholic Elementary School community has been waiting for. While students, staff and families will begin the day at the original Margaret Street site Tuesday morning, they will celebrate a new chapter in the school’s history less than […]


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