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 


Choose Joy at EICS!

Faith Theme 2020-2021 - Choose Joy!

As well, we have a divisional challenge this year to serve the women and children of Valeda House in Edmonton.   

Valeda House Challenge:

Elk Island Catholic Schools is proud to announce our adoption of Valeda House.  Valeda House is a ministry of Catholic Social Services, serving as a home to up to six young women, who either have young children or are expecting.  In addition to being a home for these women for up to six months, Valeda House offers programs and support to allow these Mothers to find long term housing and to address the underlying issues that may be associated with homelessness.  The call to support Valeda House, as well as to educate and create awareness 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.  

To see more about Valeda House, check out this video. 


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