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Living in Edmonton
Studying at Edmonton Catholic Schools

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta with a population of 1.36 million (2015 stat Can). It is a growing city with strong economy, yet the cost of living is more affordable than other metropolitan cities, e.g. Vancouver, Toronto. The winter is cold but sunny and the summer is pleasant and warm. Edmonton is also well known for festivals and sports.



Personalized Self-Directed
Learning (PSDL)

The PSDL is a learning model which enables students to 'take charge' of their learning with guidance of their parents and teachers. Students can learn to become more independent, responsible and goal-oriented in their studies and personal lives. In order words, students can control the pace of their academic achievement according to their learning strategies. St. Joseph Hight School is one of the only 2 high schools in Alberta that offers the PSDL model and is the only PSDL International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme in the world.



Edmonton Catholic Schools has over 125 years experience in education. International student can get great support from well established ESL and international student program. And small class size facilitates student achievement and helps students prepare for post-secondary education.



Colleges and Universities

In completion of high school diploma with good academic achievement, graduates can proceed to many colleges and universities in North America for post-secondary studies. In Alberta, there is a great selection of programs offered at the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Soutern Alberta Institute of Technology, Concordia University College of AlbertaKing's University and Red Deer College.



In The News
Nurturing Inclusive Communities 
Edmonton Catholic Schools is committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, caring, respectful, safe, and Catholic environment that promotes the well-being of all and fosters community support for achieving this goal. We acknowledge that everyone is responsible for creating and upholding ...

October 10, 2019

Superintendent's Message

Jesus ensured that we knew that he loved us and named God as the source of that love ... Our promise to provide innovative ways to meet the needs of students is creating exciting new opportunities ... We have some upcoming opportunities for parents and guardians to engage in various aspects of out faith and faith formation. Edmonton Catholic Schools is proud to ...


September 24, 2019

Want to be a pilot? ECSD is offering Aviation Courses !!!

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