Edmonton Catholic School District

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Edmonton Catholic School District
Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7
Edmonton Catholic School District Logo.svg
9807-106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates53°32′9″N 113°30′9″W / 53.53583°N 113.50250°W / 53.53583; -113.50250Coordinates: 53°32′9″N 113°30′9″W / 53.53583°N 113.50250°W / 53.53583; -113.50250
District information
SuperintendentRobert Martin
Chair of the boardSandra Palazzo
Schools96 (2021–22)
BudgetC$513.2 million (2021-22)
Students and staff
Students43,400 (2021-22)
Other information
Elected trusteesTerry Harris, Ward 71
Sandra Palazzo, Ward 72
Vacancy, Ward 73
Debbie Engel, Ward 74
Alene Mutala, Ward 75
Lisa Turchansky, Ward 76
Laura Thibert, Ward 77

Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7 or the Edmonton Catholic School District (ECSD) is the Catholic school board in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


The Edmonton Catholic School District currently operates 96 schools.[1] There are a total of 1 pre-K school, 49 elementary schools, 21 elementary/junior high schools, 2 elementary/junior/senior high schools (not counting the Kisiko Awasis Kiskinhamawin in Mountain Cree Camp as the school is managed outside the ECSD main budget), 12 junior high schools, 1 junior/senior high school, 9 senior high schools (counting a 4-campus school as 1), and 1 senior high asynchronous online learning program (standalone, rather than logged in to follow along with a teacher lecturing a class in one of the physical schools).

As of the 2021–22 school year, ECSD has 43,400 students enrolled, with 4,300 staff, of which roughly 62% are certificated and 38% are classified support.[2][3] The ECSD approved budget for 2021-22 is C$513.2 million.[3]


In August 1888, Edmonton Catholic parents applied to organize a separate school district for their children. In October of that same year three sisters from the Faithful Companions of Jesus sailed from France to open a convent and a school in Edmonton. They began teaching at the newly formed St. Joachim Catholic School on 2 November 1888. That first year the sisters taught 23 students. At that time compulsory schooling began at age seven and was complete by the age of 12.[4] From that start in 1888-89, they have grown from one school with 23 students to 96 schools with more than 43,000 students in 2021-22.[2]


Early learning[edit]

Edmonton Catholic Schools offers a pre-kindergarten program for children aged 3+1/2 to 4+1/2 called the 100 Voices program which is available at a number of different schools in the district.[5]


The Edmonton Catholic School District offers a number of language programs.[6]

Immersion and bilingual programs[edit]

Language and culture programs[edit]

  • Filipino
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian
  • Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin Cree


As of the 2021–22 school year, ECSD has 96 schools under its jurisdiction.[1]

In detail[edit]

Instruction School Notes
Pre-K St. Monica Early Learning Centre
Elementary Anne Fitzgerald
Bishop Greschuk
Bishop Savaryn
Divine Mercy
Father Leo Green
Frère Antoine
Good Shepherd
Holy Child Changed name from Grandin to Holy Child in June 28, 2021.
John Paul I
Katherine Therrien
Mary Hanley
Monsignor William Irwin
Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of the Prairies
Our Lady of Victories
St. Angela
St. Anne
St. Augustine
St. Benedict
St. Bernadette
St. Bonaventure
St. Boniface
St. Charles
St. Dominic
St. Elizabeth
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Gerard
St. Jerome
St. John Bosco
St. Justin
St. Kateri
St. Leo
St. Lucy
St. Maria Goretti
St. Martha
St. Martin
St. Mary
St. Matthew
St. Philip
St. Pius X
St. Richard
St. Stanislaus
St. Teresa
St. Teresa of Calcutta
St. Timothy
St. Vincent
St. Vladimir
Junior high Cardinal Léger
Father Michael Troy
H.E. Beriault
J.J. Bowlen
St. Cecilia
St. Edmund
St. Hilda
St. Mark
St. Nicholas
St. Rose
St. Thomas More
Sir John Thompson
Senior high Archbishop MacDonald
Archbishop O'Leary
Austin O'Brien
Cardinal Collins Academic Centre - City Centre Campus An alternative learning program previously known as Fresh Start. The City Centre Campus (Edmonton City Hall) operates in partnership with The Hallway program.
Cardinal Collins Academic Centre - Clareview Campus
Cardinal Collins Academic Centre - Mill Woods Campus
Cardinal Collins Academic Centre - Westmount Campus
Revelation Online This is the only school that is a pure virtual school, each student follows their own asynchronous schedule.
St. Joseph Also offers an online program, as St. Joseph Catholic Online High School.[7]
St. Oscar Romero School name adjusted as Archbishop and Martyr Óscar Romero progressed through beatification to canonization.
Elementary/junior high Archbishop Joseph MacNeil
Ben Calf Robe/St. Clare
Bishop David Motiuk
Christ The King
Corpus Christi
Father Michael Mireau
Genesis Online School A blended virtual school, where a class of students follow a shared synchronous schedule of two in-person class days and three online days.[8]
Holy Cross
Holy Family
Joan Carr A new K-9 school opening in September 2022.
Monsignor Fee Otterson
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sister Annata Brockman
St. Alphonsus
St. Basil
St. Brendan
St. Catherine
St. Clement
St. Edmund
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. John XXIII
St. Thomas Aquinas
Junior/senior high Louis St. Laurent
Elementary/junior/senior high J. H. Picard
Kisiko Awasis Kiskinhamawin in Mountain Cree Camp School is operated under contract, located at the Mountain Cree Camp near Robb, Alberta.
St. Gabriel Centre for Diverse Learning Offers three programs: Guided Intervention Supported Transition (GIST), Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS), and Personal Pathways.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "School Directory (archived snapshot of August 2021)". ECSD. Edmonton Catholic Schools. Archived from the original on 8 August 2021. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Home Page (archived snapshot of August 2021)". ECSD.net. Edmonton Catholic Schools. Archived from the original on 18 August 2021. Retrieved 28 September 2021. 96 TOTAL SCHOOLS | 43.4k TOTAL STUDENTS | 132 YEARS IN OPERATION | 4.3k TOTAL STAFF
  3. ^ a b 0110 The Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division (26 May 2021). Budget Report for the Year Ending August 31, 2022 (PDF). ECSD (Report). Edmonton Catholic Schools. p. 3 (budget $ revenue), 9 (FTE "pre-K" + "K-12" student #), 10 (FTE staff # and certified/classified splits). Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Over a Century of Catholic Education". Edmonton Catholic School District. Archived from the original on 26 December 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  5. ^ "100 Voices Program". Edmonton Catholic Schools. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Language Programs". Edmonton Catholic Schools. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  7. ^ "St. Joseph Catholic Online High School". www.ecsd.net. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Blended Program". www.ecsd.net. Retrieved 11 September 2022.

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