Fine Arts Program
St. Dominic Savio was born in Italy in 1842. Very early, he devoted his life to prayer. At the age of twelve, he entered the school run by St. John Bosco and lived in the Home for Boys. Dominic was noted for his love and concern for his fellow students, as well as his great desire for the salvation of their souls. He died of an illness at the age of 14. His feast day is May 6th (recently changed) and he is said to be the patron saint of the falsely accused.
St. Dominic Fine Arts School, was opened in the community of Dalhousie on 4820 Dalhart Rd NW, in 1975, with the official Blessing occurring on April 22, 1975 by Bishop Paul O’Byrne. The school was given a fine arts designation in September of 2012 after the fine arts program closed of St. John’s Fine Arts School. St. John has since been transformed into our school district's reception centre for new Canadians
St. Dominic Prayer
O Saint Dominic Savio, model of purity, piety, penance and apostolic zeal for youth; grant that, through your intercession, we may service God in our ordinary duties with fervent devotion, and attain the grace of holy joy on earth, that we may one day love God forever in Heaven. Amen.