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Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools is a learning community for anyone seeking a quality Catholic education. With over 14 schools, Grande Prairie & District Catholic Education provides quality teaching and learning outcomes for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students.

Staff in our school are shaping lives, nurturing individuals, and encouraging each student to realize their full potential. Through its partnerships with pare​​nts, governments and the community, it is providing social responsibility, self-discipline and Christian values for all its students and nurtures and supports the community in their faith journey.

The Division covers a geographical area that includes the regional communities of Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Fairview, Sexsmith & Spirit River. We are a team of approximately 700 full time, part time and casual staff who provide quality teaching and learning experiences for approximately 5600 students.

We teach the values that last a lifetime, such as faith, kindness, honesty and compassion.

Your child’s education should not be the same as their classmates. Why? Your child has unique gifts and deserves teachers who seek opportunities for progress, every school day.

Catholic schools offer this and more by not only pursuing academic excellence but excellence in all pursuits.

Of course, academic achievement is important in every school. However, academic achievement alone does not define success in our world.

Your child’s education should not only be measured by tests and scores. Teachers in Catholic schools know a ranking upon graduation is not the sole definition of your child’s success.

Their education should also be filled with encouragement and wonderment; where their heart sings with joy, every school day.

It should be an education that prepares them to walk gently in an increasingly complex world. And a Catholic education creates a life of purpose, kindness, honesty and compassion.