Calgary Catholic School District

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Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1
Calgary Catholic School District
Location
1000 - 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta

Airdrie, Calgary, Chestermere, Cochrane
Canada
Coordinates 51°2′57″N 114°5′2″W / 51.04917°N 114.08389°W / 51.04917; -114.08389Coordinates: 51°2′57″N 114°5′2″W / 51.04917°N 114.08389°W / 51.04917; -114.08389
District information
Superintendent Mr. Gary Strother
Chair of the board Cheryl Low
Schools 105
Budget CA$570 million
Students and staff
Students over 54,000
Other information
Elected trustees Serafino Scarpino, wards 1, 2, & Cochrane
Linda Wellman, wards 3, 5, & Airdrie
Margaret Belcourt, wards 4 & 7
Peter Teppler, ward 6 & 8
Cheryl Low, wards 9, 10, & Chestermere
Cathie Williams, wards 11 & 12
Mary Martin, wards 13 & 14
Website www.cssd.ab.ca
Catholic School Centre (CCSD head offices)

Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 or the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) is the Roman Catholic separate school board in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It also serves the neighboring communities of Airdrie, Chestermere, Cochrane and Rocky View County. The CCSD receives funding for students from the provincial government of Alberta.

History[edit]

The district was founded on December 18, 1885 as the Lacombe Roman Catholic School District No. 1 in what was then part of the North West Territories. Its first school, also built in 1885, was St. Mary's, which is the oldest operating school in Calgary (though in a newer building).[1]

Size[edit]

The CCSD is second in size (by student count) to the city's main school board, the public Calgary Board of Education (CBE). Unlike the Calgary Board of Education, the territory of the CCSD extends slightly outside the municipal limits of the city.

For the 2015 - 2016 school year, there are over 54,000 students in the CCSD, with 105 schools in total.

Governance[edit]

A group of seven elected trustees run the CCSD. Trustees represent wards in the city, as well as neighboring communities. They are elected every three years, in the regular municipal election. In the election, Calgary voters can only vote for a trustee to one (not both) of the two school boards. Voters for the CCSD will include Catholics and non-Catholics who support the Catholic system. The public (CBE) and Catholic (CCSD) systems operate independently of each other, and are both under the direct authority of the provincial government of Alberta. The last election was in October 2013.

Special Programs[edit]

Bishop Carroll High School (photo taken in 2006)
St. Mary's High School (photo taken in 2005)

The CCSD offers a variety of specialized programs, including Advanced Placement, Fine Arts, the Hockey Canada Skills Academy, Home Study, International Baccalaureate, Languages, Single Gender and Year-Round Programming. There is also the Self-Directed Learning program at Bishop Carroll High School, which allows students to move through the Alberta curriculum at their own individual pace.[2]

Elementary and Junior High Schools[edit]

In Alberta, an elementary school normally teaches Kindergarten to Grade 6, while a junior high school teaches Grades 7-9. Some junior high schools are combined with high schools or elementary schools. Some schools may have French Immersion in Grade 7, 8 or 9. The following list provides information on CCSD elementary and junior high schools. [3]

Name Type City/Town Grades
Ascension of Our Lord Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Bishop Kidd Jr. High Calgary 7-9
Blessed Cardinal Newman Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Blessed Mother Teresa Elementary Calgary K-6
Christ the King Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Corpus Christi Elementary Calgary K-6
Don Bosco Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Father Doucet Elementary Calgary K-6
Father James Whelihan Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Father Scollen Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Good Shepherd Elementary, Jr. High Airdrie K-8
Holy Angels Elementary Calgary K-6
Holy Cross Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Holy Family Elementary Calgary K-6
Holy Name Elementary Calgary K-6
Holy Spirit Elementary Cochrane K-6
Holy Trinity Elementary Calgary K-6
John Costello Elementary Calgary K-6
Light of Christ Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Madeleine d'Houet Jr. High Calgary 7-9
Mother Mary Greene Elementary Calgary K-6
Msgr. A.J. Hetherington Elementary Calgary K-6
Msgr. E.L. Doyle Elementary Calgary K-6
Msgr. J.J. O'Brien Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Msgr. J.S. Smith Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Msgr. Neville Anderson Elementary Calgary K-6
Our Lady of Fatima Elementary Calgary K-6
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary, Jr. High, High School Calgary K-12
Our Lady of Peace Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Our Lady of the Assumption Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
Our Lady of the Evergreens Elementary Calgary K-6
Our Lady of Wisdom Elementary Chestermere K-6
Our Lady Queen of Peace Elementary, Jr. High Airdrie K-8
Sacred Heart Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Albert the Great Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Alphonsus Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Ambrose Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Andrew Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Angela Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Anthony Elementary Calgary 4-6
St. Augustine Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Basil Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Bede Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Benedict Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Bernadette Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Bonaventure Jr. High Calgary 7-9
St. Boniface Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Brigid Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Catherine Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Cecilia Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Clare Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Cyril Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Damien Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Dominic Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Gabriel the Archangel Jr. High, High School Chestermere 7-12
St. Gerard Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Gregory Jr. High Calgary 6-9
St. Helena Jr. High Calgary 7-9
St. Henry Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Hubert Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Isabella Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. James Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Jean Brebeuf Jr. High Calgary 7-9
St. Jerome Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Joan of Arc Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. John Paul II Elementary Calgary K-6
St. John XXIII Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Joseph Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Jude Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Luke Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Margaret Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Maria Goretti School Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Mark Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Martha Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Matthew Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Michael Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Monica Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Patrick Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Peter Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Philip Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Pius X Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Rita Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Rose of Lima Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Rupert Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Sebastian Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Stephen Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Sylvester Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary Calgary K-5
St. Thomas More Elementary Calgary K-6
St. Timothy Jr./Sr. High School Jr. High/High School Cochrane 7-12
St. Vincent de Paul Elementary, Jr. High Calgary K-9
St. Wilfrid Elementary Calgary K-6
St. William Elementary Calgary K-6

Senior high schools[edit]

In Alberta, a senior high school teaches Grades 10-12 (what other jurisdictions call "secondary schools"). However, some may not teach all three grades. Also, some may also teach earlier grades. The following is a list of CCSD senior high schools.[4]

Name Address City/Town Grades
Bishop Carroll High School 4624 Richard Road S.W. Calgary 10-12
Bishop Grandin High School 111 Haddon Road S.W. Calgary 10-12
Bishop McNally High School 5700 Falconridge Blvd. N.E. Calgary 10-12
Bishop O'Byrne High School 500, 333 Shawville Blvd. S.E. Calgary 10-12
Father Lacombe High School 3615 Radcliffe Drive S.E. Calgary 10-12
Notre Dame High School 11900 Country Village Link N.E. Calgary 10-12
Our Lady of Lourdes High School 1916 2 Street S.W. Calgary 4-12
St. Anne Academic Centre 1010-21 Ave. SE Calgary 12
St. Francis High School 877 Northmount Drive N.W. Calgary 10-12
St. Gabriel The Archangel High School 197 Invermere Drive Chestermere K-12
St. Martin de Porres High School 410 Yankee Valley Blvd. S.W. Airdrie 9-12
St. Mary's High School 111 - 18 Avenue S.W. Calgary 10-12
St. Timothy High School 501 Sunset Drive Cochrane 7-12

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