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How Do I Register My Child?

If you are new to the district, welcome! Families do not have to be of the Catholic faith to register in our schools. An interview will take place with the Principal to help you determine if our values align with your family's values & beliefs. In Alberta,  Catholic schools are fully funded and no one pays tuition. Students in regular programs attend designated schools according to the attendance boundaries established by the Grande Prairie Catholic School District Board of Trustees of the school district. Information about the attendance boundaries is located by clicking HERE.

For more detailed information about the following schools and/or programs, please contact the schools directly by clicking on the SCHOOLS tab.

School Attendance Boundary: Click here to view.

Program Choice

In addition to the regular programs offered in neighborhood schools, several programs of choice are available for your consideration. We also offer the following specialized programs:

Montessori Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 @ Mother Teresa

Pre-Kindergarten

YMCA Before & After School Care and Kindergarten Care

French Immersion Pre-KindergartenÉcole St. Gérard

French Immersion K-7 @ École St. Gérard, 8-10 @ Faculté Jean-Paul II and 11-12 @ St. Joseph

Late French Immersion Grade 5-7 École St. Gérard

Celtic Sports Academy 4-7 @ École St. Gérard, St. Kateri

Celtic Sports Academy 8-12 @ St. Joseph, 8-10 St. John Paul II Catholic School / Faculté Jean-Paul II

Integrated Fine Arts K-7 @ St. CatherineSt. John Paul II Catholic School / Faculté Jean-Paul II

Registration Information

The following steps outline the basic steps required in registering a student new to the Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools.  Students who are transferring schools within the district may follow the same general steps with the exception of step 3:

  1. Consult the District Map to identify your neighborhood school, and/or the list of schools above to determine the location of the special program you are interested in.  If you are interested in attending one of the special programs offered by the Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools, you must telephone the school directly to obtain specific instructions regarding registration.
  2. To register in a regular school program, please visit your neighborhood school to complete the registration form. You may also download the district registration forms in order to print and complete it before visiting the school(s):
  3. Note Adobe Reader is required to view, complete, save or email forms. You can download the software for free on the Adobe Web site.  Please download and complete form, do not complete using web browser.
  4. Please note, for new students only: Alberta Education requires copies of birth certificates, and Alberta Health Care numbers are required for all students registering in our Catholic School District.
    As well, for students who do not reside with their parents, documentation regarding guardianship must be included as well. Please contact the school for more information regarding guardianship requirements.
  5. As of 2017, base school fees have been eliminated and are no longer required for all students. Each school will be able to provide information regarding any additional fees that may be associated with special programs.
  6. Transportation is available for students in some cases, depending upon the distance the students reside from the school. In general, students who reside further than 1.7 km (Grades K to 3—unique to Catholic schools in the area) or 2.4 km (Grade 4+) from their neighborhood school will qualify for free transportation using school buses operated by First Student Canada. More information regarding transportation is available from the school, or from calling Transportation office at (780) 532-3013. Ext 3700

How Do I Register My Child?

If you are new to the district, welcome! Families do not have to be of the Catholic faith to register in our schools. An interview will take place with the Principal to help you determine if our values align with your family's values & beliefs. In Alberta,  Catholic schools are fully funded and no one pays tuition. Students in regular programs attend designated schools according to the attendance boundaries established by the Grande Prairie Catholic School District Board of Trustees of the school district. Information about the attendance boundaries is located by clicking HERE.

For more detailed information about the following schools and/or programs, please contact the schools directly by clicking on the SCHOOLS tab.

School Attendance Boundary: Click here to view.

Program Choice

In addition to the regular programs offered in neighborhood schools, several programs of choice are available for your consideration. We also offer the following specialized programs:

Montessori Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 @ Mother Teresa

Pre-Kindergarten

YMCA Before & After School Care and Kindergarten Care

French Immersion Pre-KindergartenÉcole St. Gérard

French Immersion K-7 @ École St. Gérard, 8-10 @ Faculté Jean-Paul II and 11-12 @ St. Joseph

Late French Immersion Grade 5-7 École St. Gérard

Celtic Sports Academy 4-7 @ École St. Gérard, St. Kateri

Celtic Sports Academy 8-12 @ St. Joseph, 8-10 St. John Paul II Catholic School / Faculté Jean-Paul II

Integrated Fine Arts K-7 @ St. CatherineSt. John Paul II Catholic School / Faculté Jean-Paul II

Registration Information

The following steps outline the basic steps required in registering a student new to the Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools.  Students who are transferring schools within the district may follow the same general steps with the exception of step 3:

  1. Consult the District Map to identify your neighborhood school, and/or the list of schools above to determine the location of the special program you are interested in.  If you are interested in attending one of the special programs offered by the Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools, you must telephone the school directly to obtain specific instructions regarding registration.
  2. To register in a regular school program, please visit your neighborhood school to complete the registration form. You may also download the district registration forms in order to print and complete it before visiting the school(s):
  3. Note Adobe Reader is required to view, complete, save or email forms. You can download the software for free on the Adobe Web site.  Please download and complete form, do not complete using web browser.
  4. Please note, for new students only: Alberta Education requires copies of birth certificates, and Alberta Health Care numbers are required for all students registering in our Catholic School District.
    As well, for students who do not reside with their parents, documentation regarding guardianship must be included as well. Please contact the school for more information regarding guardianship requirements.
  5. As of 2017, base school fees have been eliminated and are no longer required for all students. Each school will be able to provide information regarding any additional fees that may be associated with special programs.
  6. Transportation is available for students in some cases, depending upon the distance the students reside from the school. In general, students who reside further than 1.7 km (Grades K to 3—unique to Catholic schools in the area) or 2.4 km (Grade 4+) from their neighborhood school will qualify for free transportation using school buses operated by First Student Canada. More information regarding transportation is available from the school, or from calling Transportation office at (780) 532-3013. Ext 3700