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St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School

Our Vision

St. Bernadette School shares the vision of Edmonton Catholic School District’s statement "Our students will learn together, work together and pray together in answering the call to a faith-filled life of service", and adds “As a school community, we celebrate the gift of every child, developing 21st century learning skills by integrating literacy and technology for inquiry.”  

Our Mission

The mission of St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School, as a Christ-centred community, is to inspire all students to learn and to prepare them to live fully and to serve God in one another.

Our Namesake Bernadette.jpg

Bernadette Soubrious (1844-1879) was born to a very poor family in Lourdes, France. When Bernadette was fourteen, out gathering firewood for her family, the Mother of Jesus first appeared to her. Bernadette was confused. The townsfolk refused to believe her. On the eighteenth and last appearance, the Blessed Virgin identified herself as the “Immaculate Conception”. Then everyone believed, for these were words unfamiliar to a simple fourteen year old. Mary asked Bernadette to make known the healing powers of the springs of water in Lourdes.

When she was twenty-two, she was admitted to a religious order. She spent the rest of her days there, a short distance from Lourdes. After suffering heroically for years with tuberculosis, she died a bold death on April 15, 1879.
A beautiful church, called the Rosary, and a statue of the Virgin Mary were erected at the grotto where the vision occurred. Each year, a few million people visit the shrine to pray and seek healing. Bernadette was declared a saint in 1933.
The devotion that St. Bernadette had for Mary the Mother of Jesus inspires us at St. Bernadette School to continue to pray for social justice and world peace.

Parish Information 

St. Clare - St. Alphonsus, Edmonton
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Religious Education 

All of the Schools in the Edmonton Catholic School District use a Religious Education Program that is prescribed by our Alberta Bishops and provided through the National Office for Religious Education in Ottawa. The Program ranges from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve, and offers students with an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes.

Did you know that you can share in the faith learning that your child sees at school?  Pearson has recently created a Student-Home website where you and your child can celebrate your faith together at home using the Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ resources.   Below is an image of the login website as well as the username and password.  Consider spending some time with your child viewing the new website and all of the great things it has to offer!

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