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



Kindergarten at Niagara Catholic: Discover the Joy and Wonder Open House

Winter/Spring Open House February 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online registration available year-round. Discover what makes Niagara Catholic so special.


Thinking of “Students in Need” at Christmas

Christmas is a joyous time of the year for most, but for families facing nancial hardship, it can be anything but merry. While we often think of providing toys and other gifts to children whose families are in need, the necessities of everyday life for students are often overlooked. Every day in the Niagara Region, one on five students goes […]


Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

La mission du Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir est d’offrir à l’élève une éducation de qualité dans un milieu de vie catholique et francophone où le respect de la personne, le sens d’appartenance à la collectivité franco-ontarienne, la promotion de l’excellence et l’équité sont des valeurs visibles et essentielles à son épanouissement. More information:


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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