Getting to Know Us
With 50 schools, approximately 20,000 students and 2,500 employees, we are a faith community bound together by our beliefs. Our schools are located in some of the most beautiful natural settings in the province. Our Board encompasses a large and dynamic region serving small towns, rural areas and urban centres.
From Bradford West Gwillimbury to Huntsville and from Collingwood to Brechin, we are a community focused on enhancing the educational and spiritual development of students. We offer excellent programs, resources and supports so that students are provided with every opportunity to reach their future goals and aspirations.
Our Catholic Learning Communities
Each of our Catholic schools is a faith community. As a community, we share the goal of providing a complete and distinctive learning experience that integrates our faith values and spiritual formation into academic programming. Our Catholic teachings remain the centre of the learning journey for students in our classrooms.
You can feel and witness our Catholic identity when you walk into one of our schools or speak to our staff and students. Our distinctiveness is reflected in tangible ways through liturgies, religious images or social justice activities, as examples. It is also reflected in less obvious ways, through how our faith is lived in all interactions within our schools.
Laying the Foundation for Moral and Spiritual Development
Our focus on faith is important because it lays a foundation for moral and spiritual development that extends beyond the classroom. As part of the larger Catholic community, we are proud to teach Catholic values and provide opportunities for spiritual growth, so that our students and staff are poised to make positive contributions to society now and in the future.
We have distinct expectations for our graduates, which are outlined by the Institute for Catholic Education in the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations. On their journey of lifelong learning each Catholic school graduate should be:
- A discerning believer in the Catholic faith community
- An effective communicator
- A reflective, creative and holistic thinker
- A self-directed, lifelong learner
- A collaborative contributor
- A caring family member
- A responsible citizen