Registration is ongoing throughout the school year. To register, contact your local Calgary Catholic school. All families are encouraged to inquire.
Kindergarten (click here to view the district kindergarten brochure)
All Calgary Catholic School District elementary schools offer a kindergarten program. Depending on total kindergarten enrolment, schools may offer a choice of morning or afternoon classes on a first come, first served basis. The District offers full-day kindergarten at 22 schools. A child who turns four years old on or before March 1 is eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall of that same calendar year. For example, this means to register for kindergarten in September 2013, a child must turn four years old on or before March 1, 2013. Your child’s birth certificate should be presented at the time of registration. Contact your local elementary school for more information.
Full Day Kindergarten
23 schools in the district offer full day kindergarten:
|Corpus Christi (403-500-2023)||St. Henry (403-500-2059)|
|Holy Cross (403-500-2033)||St. Hubert (403-500-2067)|
|Holy Family (403-500-2054)||St. Joseph (403-500-2009)|
|Holy Trinity (403-500-2032)||St. Mark (403-500-2068)|
|Sacred Heart (403-500-2004)||St. Martha (403-500-2074)|
|St. Alphonsus (403-500-2016)||St. Matthew (403-500-2030)|
|St. Angela (403-500-2011)||St. Patrick (403-500-2076)|
|St. Augustine (403-500-2022)||St. Peter (403-500-2079)|
|St. Benedict (403-500-2053)||St. Rita (403-500-2083)|
|St. Bernadette (403-500-2020)||St. Rose of Lima (403-500-2071)|
|St. Cyril (403-500-2070)||St. Rupert (403-500-2044)|
|St. Damien (403-500-2073)|
Grades 1 - 12
A child who turns five years old on or before March 1 is eligible to register for Grade 1 in that fall of that same calendar year. For example, this means to register for Grade 1 in September 2013, children must turn five years old on or before March 1, 2013. The child’s birth certificate is required and one parent’s Catholic baptismal certificate is requested to be presented at the time of registration. Children who are already attending kindergarten do not need to re-register for Grade 1.
Parents of students not previously registered at any grade level should call the school for an appointment to register. The student's birth certificate is required and one parent's Catholic baptismal certificate is requested to be presented at the time of registration.
Please note that schools, other than year round, are closed during the summer from June 30 until mid-August.
Neighbourhood school boundaries are designated for all Catholic residents. Students normally attend the school whose boundaries include their home neighbourhood.
English Language Learning (ELL)
ELL students who are new to Canada should register at the District Reception Centre located at St. Angela School, 231 - 6th Street NE. At the centre, students will be assessed for their English language levels and placed in an appropriate program. Parents who wish to register their children should make an appointment by phoning (403)500-2575. Please click here to view the Reception Centre brochure.
French Immersion Registration
Children may enter the Calgary Catholic School District’s Early French Immersion program in kindergarten or Grade 1. No background in French is necessary to enter the program, which is offered at 10 elementary schools across Calgary.
International Spanish Academy Registration
Children may enter the Spanish Bilingual program in kindergarten or Grade 1. The program is located at John Paul II School, St. Benedict School and St. Margaret School.
Italian Language and Culture
Children may enter the Italian Language and Culture program in kindergarten or Grade 1. The program is located at St. Maria Goretti School and St. Alphonsus School.
Year Round Schooling
Currently two elementary schools offer a modified calendar. kindergarten and Grade 1 entry are available at Monsignor Neville Anderson School and Our Lady of Fatima School.
Children with special education needs should register at their local school.
It is in the best interests of students to transfer at the end of a school year. Students who transfer into a school mid year or, mid semester may be disadvantaged for several reasons:
• the courses they want may be full or not offered
• it may be too late to receive credits in a course
• the order and pacing of outcomes varies
• schools may have organizational differences, for instance, quarter systems
• special education opportunities vary
• specialty programs vary (e.g. IB program or AP program)
Should a transfer be unavoidable, please begin the transfer by contacting your current school. Next make a call to the designated school to schedule an appointment. The following documentation must be presented prior to formal registration:
• Child’s birth certificate
• Proof of address (utility bill/offer to purchase, etc.)
• Recent transcript/report card
A Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate (for child or one parent) is requested to be presented at the time of registration.
Foreign born students, new to our district, will need to schedule an appointment at the Calgary Catholic Reception Centre (500-2575) and present appropriate documentation. If applicable, ELL level and assistance will be determined at that point.
Returning Grade 12s
Consistent with its authority under Section 45(4) of the School Act, the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) identifies St. Anne Academic Centre as the designated high school to which students requesting a fourth year of high school in the district are directed. St. Anne Academic Centre provides direct instruction classes, self-directed studies, on-line learning opportunities, work experience and apprenticeship programming, and home schooling options for students. Students must be under the age of 20 by September 1st of the year they seek enrolment at St. Anne. Recognizing individual differences, St. Anne strives to meet the needs of students with flexibility and innovation in a safe and nurturing environment that provides individualized support for each student.
All fourth year high school students are expected to attend St. Anne Academic Centre if they wish to enroll in an additional year. However, when a returning Grade 12 student has been involved in and can benefit from the continuation of specialized programming, a student’s local school, in consultation with Calgary Catholic’s Instructional Services Department, may develop an alternative plan to meet the student’s needs through continuation at their local high school.
The option to remain for a fourth year at a student’s local high school is only available in specific circumstances. The opportunity to remain at the local high school is granted at the sole discretion of the Calgary Catholic School District. Students access this option through an application process determined at the local school level. The development of a plan for student success during a fourth year may involve: continuation of specialized programming; the use of a contract or specific instructional plan; the development of a collaborative Individual Program Plan (IPP); articulation of clear expectations, including processes for direction to other district programs, including St. Anne when necessary.