Programs

We want to help you with your dreams and expectations for your family. We believe that a Christian education grounded in individual student success can meet your expectations for a well rounded family & community. We are pleased to offer many opportunities for our families:
 

Montessori (Pre-School to Grade 2+): Montessori (Mother Teresa). Learn through the Montessorri way. Monthly user fee for Pre-Kindergarten.

Pre - Kindergarten (Ages 3 to 5): Early learning program for our city schools (St. Patrick, St. Clement, St. Kateri, St. Catherine & Holy Cross) and rural schools (St. Mary Sexsmith, Ste. Marie Spirit River). Helping children with needs & children with advanced language skills succeed. Free if you qualify. Monthly user fee for French Immersion Pre-Kindergarten at St. Gerard.

KinderCare YMCA: St. Kateri, St. Gerard, Mother Teresa, St. Catherine, St. John Paul II and Holy Cross. Monthly fee. Run by YMCA on days when Kindergarten is not in session.

YMCA After School Care K-6: YMCA (Holy Cross, St. Catherine, St. Kateri, St. John Paul II, Mother Teresa & St. Gerard). Monthly fee. 

Balanced Literacy. A unique approach to elementary education in all schools where children learn to read, write, create, and explore. Student achievement speaks to the success of this program.

Early Literacy (Grades 1-8): A district-wide intervention program during school hours that meets the needs of struggling readers.

French Immersion (K-12) : St Gerard is a Pre-K to 7 French Immersion Centre, & St. John Paul II complements the program in Grades 8-12. A wide variety of opportunities to learn the language and culture.

DELF Assessment: International assessment to certify your son/daughter in the French language. For French as a Second Language students and Immersion students. Certification from the Government of France at levels A1, A2, B1 and B2.

Service & Social Justice: This is how we live our faith as Christians! Year-long activities to build a better world.

Band (Grades 4-12): Introductory to expereinced artists can particiapte in Wind Ensemble, Jazz, & Concert Band.

Gifted Education (Grades 4-12): We believe in Inclusion, Enhancement Days, Destination ImagiNation, Compacting, & Advanced Placement as ways to better meet your family's needs. 

Grade 8-9 Families (St. Joe's & St. John Paul II): Worried about your son/daughter transitioning to the big high school? We now contain the grade 8 and 9's in a separate unit with a group of high performing staff. The separation allows a more successful experience & integration with boundaries. Pre-Advanced Placement (Grades 9-11): Challenge yourself in 1-4 courses in Language Arts, Science, Social, & Math. St. Joe’s.

Celtic Sports Academy (Grade 4-12): The Celtic Sports Academy is based on the philosophy that students can learn through sport to maintain/improve academic standing as well as improve sports skills. Providing individual attention to all Academy students in a Christ-centered environment is fundamental to the success of each student.

High Performance Training Centre (Grades 8-12): St. Joe’s new Fitness Centre features the highest quality training equipment. The Multi-Plex provides you with an unparalleled opportunity next door.

High School Re-Design:  St. Joe’s is experimenting with how to teach in new & innovative ways to deliver high school education and to personalize education.

Check our results at Alberta Education. In many area we score 12% high than the provincial average on academics and are in the top 5% when comparing our Language Arts results to others. Students in Advanced Placement courses score at the Canadian norm too.  Parent and student satisfaction is also very high!