About Us

Elk Island Catholic  Schools (EICS), part of Alberta’s publicly-funded education system, proudly serves over 7,300 students in the communities of Camrose, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County and Vegreville.

Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) warmly welcomes students and families to the EICS community. Our mission is to develop educational opportunities in the context of Gospel values. Quality Catholic education programming for Kindergarten to Grade 12 ensures all students' gifts and talents are celebrated and nurtured through lifelong spiritual and personal experiences.

Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) is a place for students to grow and discover who they are and where they want to go in life. From Kindergarten through Grade 12, education is the activity that opens doors to the future. EICS believes every student deserves the opportunity to excel and succeed. We strive to ensure that every child - at every age - has this opportunity by providing:

  • Responsive and diverse educational programs.
  • Outstanding staff and excellent teaching standards, technology, and facilities.
  • Service based on strong ethics and values.
  • Up-to-date technology and facilities.
  • Community involvement in a division composed of urban and rural school communities.

Our Division has 18 Catholic schools as follows:

  • 2 in the City of Camrose
  • 4 in the City of Fort Saskatchewan
  • 8 in the Hamlet of Sherwood Park
  • 2 in rural Strathcona County
  • 2 in the Town of Vegreville 

 

Division Faith Theme 2021 - 2022

Called to More

"You have been called for such a time as this."
Esther 4:14


God calls each of us and each of the students in our care to greatness. We are made by a loving Father for more than what the world offers. In the story of Esther, we see God at work, even in the midst of dark days, through the hands of young Esther.

"The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness." Pope Emeritus Benedict

 

Elk Island Catholic School Division partners with Catholic Social Services in support of Lurana Shelter. 

Elk Island Catholic Schools is proud to celebrate our partnership with Catholic Social Services, supporting Lurana Shelter.

Lurana Shelter is a first-stage, emergency shelter providing safe, secure refuge and emergency services such as meals, clothing, personal care items, transportation, and child support, as well as services related to advocacy and staffing for 24/7 support and security.

Child-specific programming is available to assist vulnerable children and youth as they deal with the abuse they have been exposed to. Staff at Lurana provide support, guidance and system navigation as well as specialized learning and recreational activities. 

All services  at Lurana Shelter are provided free of charge. 

The call to support Lurana Shelter has been made. Our Elk Island Catholic School family has answered the challenge of supporting and engaging in this ministry, which has served women from all of our communities, and which runs entirely on donated support.  Fundraising initiatives will be shared throughout the year. 

For more information about Lurana Shelter, please visit their website here. 

 

 

Mother Teresa - Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Within the EICS Division, our patron Saint is Mother Teresa, who is also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. In 1950, St. Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation which had over 4,500 sisters and was active in 153 countries. The congregation manages homes for people dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family-counselling programmes; orphanages, and schools. Members, who take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, also profess a fourth vow: to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor. 

Central Learning Services Executive Team

Dr. Lorraine Court

Assistant Superintendent, Inclusive Learning

Phone 780-449-6445

Brett Cox

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Phone 780 449-6451

Mr. Paul Corrigan

Assistant Superintendent, Faith and Wellness

Phone 780 449-6455

Thérèse deChamplain-Good

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Excellence

Phone 587-745-2012