Welcome to our Family
Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools serves students of all faiths & backgrounds residing in the regional communities of Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Fairview, Spirit River, and Sexsmith. Our high quality education is available to all families, and transportation is provided in urban and rural areas! In Alberta tuition is not charged for students, regardless of your family's faith, if you wish to attend a Catholic school. Our emphasis is Catholic Christianity grounded in Gospel values that articulate strong ethics, morals, and values and the creation of a better community.
Staff members of Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools are a team of approximately 490 staff who provide educational and Faith-based services to over 4000 students in 12 schools, including one Outreach school. No matter what role each staff member has, it is and must always ultimately be about serving the educational needs of the children in our schools.
Our most recent City school to open is Mother Teresa Catholic School (South East), and our most recent rural school to be replaced is St. Mary's in Sexsmith. We are currently lobbying the provincial government to construct a replacement K to 9 school in Beaverlodge, AB. We are also planning for a new school in north Grande Prairie, most likely in the Royal Oaks/Arbor Hills community.
Our students excel in many areas including academics, athletics, arts, and the trades. Alberta Education has the information and we encourage you to undertake research on our schools. Also please feel free to stop by a school, take a tour, and experience excellence.