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J. J. Bowlen Junior High School Mission Statement  

With Jesus as our model, J. J. Bowlen Catholic School nurtures the heart, mind and spirit by engaging students to achieve their potential and develop their gifts. Our Vision We, the J.J. Bowlen School community welcome all students by creating learning opportunities centered on mutual respect, perseverance, and creative thought. Our students will be equipped for the demands of 21st century by offering an academic curriculum that promotes critical thinking, collaboration and inquiry. As we work together and learn together all members of our community will experience a sense of belonging and acceptance through our commitment to serve one another


Parish Information:

Parish Name - St. Dominic Savio, Edmonton 

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J. J. Bowlen Catholic Junior High School CHARISM Statement

Our school is named after the Right Honorable John James Bowlen (1876 – 1959), the first Roman Catholic to represent the Crown as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.  Born in 1876 in Prince Edward Island, in 1906 he relocated his family to the west, a move that began an extremely successful life as a western Canadian rancher and politician.  By 1920, Bowlen owned the largest horse ranch in Canada Bowlen had an active political career. Elected in 1930 as a Liberal MLA for Calgary, he was one of only six opposition members to remain elected in the Social Credit landslide of 1935.  He held office until 1944, serving his constituents in the Alberta Legislature for fourteen years.   In 1950, Bowlen was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.  He died in office in 1959, and is buried in St. Joachim’s cemetery in Edmonton.  During his life Bowlen received many honors and held numerous executive positions, and was an active member of service clubs such as Kiwanis, Elks and Knights of Columbus.  

Our Namesake, John James Bowlen inspired us to be giving of ourselves, to strive to become the leaders of tomorrow and to always Demonstrate YOUR G.I.F.T.S.






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.


Dates of school events and celebrations can be found under the events listed on our website.