Join Us! Intro
Niagara Catholic is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in education.
A Catholic education will open the door to a world of possibilities for your child! Discover the benefits of a Catholic education by visiting our elementary or secondary sections. If you are a newcomer to Niagara, we encourage you to explore all we have to offer.
Why choose a Catholic Education
At Niagara Catholic, we believe students thrive in happy, stimulating settings. Our schools are designed to ensure all students learn, play and grow in a classroom where faith comes to life. All students follow the same Ontario academic curriculum. Our caring and inspiring teachers are committed to helping your child grow intellectually and spiritually from their early years in school through graduation.
Catholic elementary school students receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion in Grade 2 and Confirmation in Grade 8. During these special years, students work closely with their teachers, parish priests and the Elementary Chaplaincy Leader associated with their school in preparing for this very special milestones. Students in our Catholic secondary schools have the opportunity to further develop their faith through liturgies, Sacraments and various social justice initiatives. Parents are important partners with Niagara Catholic in ensuring each child reaches his or her full potential.
About Niagara Catholic
Catholic education has a rich history in Niagara, dating back more than 150 years. We have 51 elementary schools and eight secondary schools serving more than 21,000 students from Smithville in West Niagara, to Fort Erie in the south. When you enroll your child in a Niagara Catholic school, you offer them a world of enriching opportunities, which will enhance their classroom experience.
About The Niagara Region
Niagara residents are truly fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful parts of our great country. The Niagara Region is comprised of 12 municipalities. The approximately 427,000 residents who live in Niagara’s rural and urban centres enjoy a quality of life that is second to none, and are just a short drive away from all of the excitement of the big city.
Are you new to Niagara or to Canada?
If you are planning a move to Niagara, or have recently moved here and need to know about our Catholic schools, please use the GeoQuery section of the Niagara Student Transportation Services website to find your neighbourhood Catholic elementary or secondary school, and to determine whether your child is eligible for transportation.
If you are new to Canada you will no doubt have many questions about how our school system differs from the one you are accustomed to. We are here to assist you. If English is not your first language, we have staff able to answer your question in a variety of languages. Our school settlement workers will support your children with their transition to school.
Please complete the appropriate form and take it, along with the required documents, to your local Catholic school at your convenience.
We encourage you to explore all that Niagara Catholic has to offer and look forward to welcoming your child to the Niagara Catholic family.