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We want to help you with your dreams and expectations for your family. We believe that a Christian education grounded in individual student success helps develop healthy communities and families. We are pleased to offer many opportunities for our families:

  • Montessori (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5): Learn the Alberta curriculum through a Montessori approach. 
     
  • Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 2.5 to 5): Early Learning program in our city schools (Ecole St. Gerard, St. Patrick, St. Clement, St. Kateri, Holy Cross, and St. Catherine) and in our rural schools (St. Mary's Sexsmith, Ste. Marie Spirit River, St. Mary Beaverlodge).
     
  • YMCA KinderCare: St. Kateri, St. Gerard, Mother Teresa, Holy Cross, St. Catherine, and St. John Paul II/Faculte St. Jean-Paul II. Run by YMCA on days when Kindergarten is not in session.
     
  • YMCA After School Care K-6: YMCA (St. Kateri, St. Gerard, Mother Teresa, Holy Cross, St. Catherine, and St. John Paul II/Faculte St. Jean-Paul II).
     
  • Early Literacy & Literacy Intervention (Grades 1-8): Intervention program during school hours that meets the needs of struggling readers.
     
  • French Immersion (PreK-12): St Gerard is the Pre-K to 7 French Immersion Centre, and St. John Paul II/Faculte St. Jean-Paul II is the French Immersion Campus for Grade 8-12*.
    • St. Joseph will have French Immersion for Grade 10-12 until it is phased out of St. Joe's in  2020-2021.
       
  • DELF Assessment: International assessment to certify your son/daughter in the French Language through the Ministry in France. DELF assessments are available for French as a Second Language students and Immersion students.
     
  • Service & Social Justice: This is who we are as Christian people! Year-long activities to build a better world.
     
  • Band (Grades 4-12): From just beginning to experienced, artists can participate in Wind Ensemble, Jazz, & Concert Band.
     
  • Gifted Education (Grades 4-12): We believe in Inclusion, and therefore individual students needs are met within the context of the classroom. For more information please contact your school's Principal or Classroom Support Teacher.
     
  • Celtic Sports Academy (Grade 4-12): Multi-Sport. Pursue your passion 2 days/week & explore other sports during Enhancement Days (1x per week).
     
  • High School Re-Design: St. Joe’s iand St. John Paul II create highly student-centered, personalized classroom environments. This approach improves student engagement, student achievment, and personalizes the educational experience.
     
  • Grade 8-9 Families and Grade 10-12 Colleges (St. Joe's and St. John Paul II/Faculte St. Jean-Paul II): Worried about your son/daughter transitioning to the big high school? We now contain the Grade 8 and 9 students in "Families" as a means to better build relationships and transition students. The Family unit allows a more successful transition experience & integration with boundaries. "Colleges" prepare studennts for post-secondary.

We want to help you with your dreams and expectations for your family. We believe that a Christian education grounded in individual student success helps develop healthy communities and families. We are pleased to offer many opportunities for our families:

  • Montessori (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5): Learn the Alberta curriculum through a Montessori approach. 
     
  • Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 2.5 to 5): Early Learning program in our city schools (Ecole St. Gerard, St. Patrick, St. Clement, St. Kateri, Holy Cross, and St. Catherine) and in our rural schools (St. Mary's Sexsmith, Ste. Marie Spirit River, St. Mary Beaverlodge).
     
  • YMCA KinderCare: St. Kateri, St. Gerard, Mother Teresa, Holy Cross, St. Catherine, and St. John Paul II/Faculte St. Jean-Paul II. Run by YMCA on days when Kindergarten is not in session.
     
  • YMCA After School Care K-6: YMCA (St. Kateri, St. Gerard, Mother Teresa, Holy Cross, St. Catherine, and St. John Paul II/Faculte St. Jean-Paul II).
     
  • Early Literacy & Literacy Intervention (Grades 1-8): Intervention program during school hours that meets the needs of struggling readers.
     
  • French Immersion (PreK-12): St Gerard is the Pre-K to 7 French Immersion Centre, and St. John Paul II/Faculte St. Jean-Paul II is the French Immersion Campus for Grade 8-12*.
    • St. Joseph will have French Immersion for Grade 10-12 until it is phased out of St. Joe's in  2020-2021.
       
  • DELF Assessment: International assessment to certify your son/daughter in the French Language through the Ministry in France. DELF assessments are available for French as a Second Language students and Immersion students.
     
  • Service & Social Justice: This is who we are as Christian people! Year-long activities to build a better world.
     
  • Band (Grades 4-12): From just beginning to experienced, artists can participate in Wind Ensemble, Jazz, & Concert Band.
     
  • Gifted Education (Grades 4-12): We believe in Inclusion, and therefore individual students needs are met within the context of the classroom. For more information please contact your school's Principal or Classroom Support Teacher.
     
  • Celtic Sports Academy (Grade 4-12): Multi-Sport. Pursue your passion 2 days/week & explore other sports during Enhancement Days (1x per week).
     
  • High School Re-Design: St. Joe’s iand St. John Paul II create highly student-centered, personalized classroom environments. This approach improves student engagement, student achievment, and personalizes the educational experience.
     
  • Grade 8-9 Families and Grade 10-12 Colleges (St. Joe's and St. John Paul II/Faculte St. Jean-Paul II): Worried about your son/daughter transitioning to the big high school? We now contain the Grade 8 and 9 students in "Families" as a means to better build relationships and transition students. The Family unit allows a more successful transition experience & integration with boundaries. "Colleges" prepare studennts for post-secondary.