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.


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Labour Negotiation Update

Negotiations Update – March 26, 2017 – 3:00 am The Niagara Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that after extensive local bargaining, at 3.00 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 a tentative local collective agreement was reached between the Niagara Catholic District School Board and the OECTA Niagara Elementary Unit. The terms of the tentative local collective agreement […]

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Niagara Catholic summer camps to use high schools

Reading, writing, adding and subtracting will weave through Niagara Catholic’s summer camp program this year. The Summer Learning Program for students “with high literacy and numeracy needs” as well as the general summer camp will operate at six schools across region. Five are high schools to familiarize students in grades 3 to 5 and grades 6 to 8 with the […]


Enterprising students aid Kenyan women

You’re never too young to make a difference — and that’s what a group of students at Holy Name Catholic Elementary School did. Seven Grade 8 students and two Grade 7 students were inspired by their teacher Amanda Boyer last year to fundraise for a good cause. The Welland students partnered with the not-for-profit organization Me to We and Free […]


Notre Dame College School Named Canada’s 13th Fair Trade School!

To celebrate their LOVE of all things fairly traded, Notre Dame College School of Welland Ontario celebrated its new designation as Canada’s 13th Fair Trade School – 2nd in Ontario after nearby McKay Public school in Port Colborne. Notre Dame’s Fair Trade Club members decided to use Valentine’s Day to mark their new designation. From February 6th-10th, club members promoted […]


Catholic board eyes merger of Thorold schools

Niagara Catholic District School Board’s committee-of-the-whole Tuesday supported a staff suggestion for a modified accommodation review for Monsignor Clancy and St. Charles schools.


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