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The Mission Statement of the District:

Inspired by

Love of the Father

Faith in Jesus Christ

Hope from the Holy Spirit

We believe in God and we believe

  • that each person is created in the image and likeness of God
  • that each child is a precious gift and sacred responsibility
  • in the goodness, dignity and worth of each person
  • that Christ is our model and our teacher
  • in celebrating and witnessing our faith
  • in transforming the world through Catholic education
  • that Catholic education includes spiritual growth and fulfillment
  • that learning is a lifelong journey
  • that all can learn and develop their gifts
  • in building inclusive Christ-centred communities for service to one another
  • that all have rights, roles and responsibilities for which they are accountable
  • that Catholic education is a shared responsibility in which parents have a primary role          

The mission of Edmonton Catholic Schools is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another.



Our students will learn together, work together and pray together in answering the call to a faith-filled life of service.


Eight Characters of Catholic Education



Core Values

Dignity & RespectHonestyPersonal & Communal Growth

A Statement of 21st Century Learning in Edmonton Catholic Schools

Preparing our students for a world not yet realized

In keeping with our Foundation Statement, the students and staff of Edmonton Catholic Schools commit to 21st century learning. In support of hopeful Christ-centred living, in a society transformed by globalization, technological innovation, and human ingenuity, 21st century learning complements our commitment as a Catholic community of learners, leaders and educators.

Edmonton Catholic Schools fosters faith-based learning that deeply engages all staff and students in 21st century learning opportunities. All facets of the learning system -- curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional learning, accountability and resource allocation -- are in support of 21st century learning. Students will be creative, digitally aware, critical-thinking global citizens, analysts, communicators and producers engaged in learning that is conceptual and authentic within a faith-based environment.

Guided by our moral compass and focused on the common good, students and staff will be self-directed, adaptable, discerning and curious, as they engage individually and collaboratively in 21st century learning.


A Defining Statement of Inclusive Education in Our District - Katholos: Education for Life for All

In accordance with our District Foundation Statement, all* resident students and their parents/caregivers are welcomed into our schools.  The Learning Team is committed to collaborating, identifying, applying and monitoring practices enabling all students to reach their potential, spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and academically within the Programs of Study alongside their peers.

*resident student as defined by the School Act

Our Foundation



A new voice for Catholic Education

By emphasizing values alongside academic rigor, Edmonton Catholic Schools epitomizes a vital society with a moral conscience. The District commits to excellence in education and builds community centered in Christ's teachings thus providing students with the best education possible. The District's commitment is founded on a fundamental belief in the worth and benefits of Catholic education--for students and for humanity.   

The time has come to give this valuable institution a hand. With Catholic schools facing more challenges than ever before, the Edmonton Catholic Schools Foundation was formed to preserve, to protect and to strengthen Catholic education by raising public awareness of its importance and by enhancing community financial support. 

A new voice is needed: A Voice that is sustainable and dynamic, and allows the District to depend on long-term affirmation. 

The good news is that such a voice represents a tremendous opportunity to reinvigorate support of Catholic education in Edmonton and make it stronger than ever. The Foundation exists to raise funds with integrity through all available channels while assuring sound f​inancial management and prudent investment practices.  The distribution of funds will be guided by the following Goals of the Foundation: 

Enhanced Catholic Identity 
Support expenditures identified by Edmonton Catholic Schools that help to sustain and support the Catholic message in ways that  resonate with students, educators, parents, the church, and the community. 

Community of Service 
Fund requests made by principals on behalf of children and/or families who "fall between the cracks". 

Foster relationships between the Foundation and its many publics by serving as a bridge to increased understanding on behalf of Catholic education and Friends of the Foundation. 

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Contact Information
780.432.ECSF (3273)