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At Bishop Greschuk School we journey to integrate faith and life with Jesus Christ as the foundation of our journey.

Each child is a sacred gift as they are created in the image and likeness of God.

Unique and special in their own way, we strive to give the children opportunities to discover and nurture their gifts. We provide high quality education that integrates knowledge and growth of the virtues characteristic of Christians. Through this integration, we strive to model the kind of community that forms students to be citizens who care for the common good and people of faith committed to the reign of God in the world.

Location


We serve the communities of Lake District, Klarvatten, and Lago Lindo of north Edmonton and are serviced by Bus Routes 140 and 153 (North of 169 Ave., West of 82 St., and East of 97 St.)

Our Motto


"Share the Warmth."

The Inukshuk, our school symbol, offers direction, guidance and symbolizes our spirit of community.

Resources

  • Outstanding Learning Resource Center (Library)
  • Technology is integrated into curriculum and all aspects of school life
  • Tech Coach
  • Learning Coach
  • Computers in Classrooms with Smartboards
  • Concordia University Practicum Students
  • Parent Parking Patrol
  • Close partnership with St. Charles Parish
  • School Chaplain

Key Features​

  • Elementary K-6 school - 410 students
  • Strong music and extracurricular program
  • Artist in Residence programs for children
  • Well developed and implemented technology plan
  • Supportive parent community
  • Celebrate our Catholic identity through daily prayer, liturgy and celebrations
  • Extensive Intramural Program
  • Strong focus on literacy (Reading and Writing)

Our Namesake


Most Reverend Bishop Demetrius Martin Greschuk, D.D.


Bishop Demetrius was born on November 7, 1923 at Innisfree, Alberta, a small farming community approximately 150 kilometres east of Edmonton.  He took his elementary education in a country school near Innisfree, junior and senior high school in Edmonton, and his final year of schooling at St. Joseph College in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.  From 1943 to 1950, Bishop Demetrius studied philosophy and theology at St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto.  On June 11, 1950, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Neil Savaryn at St. Josaphat Cathedral in Edmonton.  After his ordination he served as secretary to Bishop Savaryn and held the position of parish priest at several parishes in Edmonton.  In 1968, he was appointed pastor of St. Stephen Church in Calgary.  On June 27, 1974, he was consecrated an Auxiliary Bishop and on April 28, 1986, he was appointed Eparch of Edmonton by Pope John Paul II.

Bishop Demetrius was a man of very deep faith who kept a strict prayer life.  He was extremely devoted to the Ukrainian Catholic community and cared dearly for his people, making him a true fatherly figure.  His thoughts always centred around children and youth, as he was so concerned about their participation with the Church and their education. He also played basketball for the 1941 Victoria High School Senior Boys Basketball Team, along with actor Leslie Nielsen and Arthur Hiller, past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars). His leadership helped create a Youth Commission and the position of Youth Coordinator for the Eparchy.  He was also very instrumental in the formation of the Ukrainian Bilingual Program within Edmonton Catholic School District.

Bishop Greschuk, who died in 1990 at the age of 66, was known as a tireless worker for his parishioners.  He was also a fighter for religious freedom, especially for Ukrainian Catholics in the former Soviet Union.  His final Divine Liturgy was celebrated with children at their summer camp at Lake Wabamun.  Bishop Greschuk Elementary School is honored to remember this good shepherd's name.​