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Welcome to Island Catholic Schools

Where Students Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

Grades: Preschool, K-9

2085 Maple Bay Road
Duncan, BC V9L 5L9

Grades: Preschool, K-7

757 West Burnside Road
Victoria, BC V8Z 1M9

Grades: 8-12

880 McKenzie Avenue
Victoria, BC V8X 3G5

Grades: K-7

2368 Trent Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4Z3

Grades: Preschool, K-7

4006 8th Avenue
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4S4

Why Island Catholic Schools?

The following values contribute to the culture and ethos of a Catholic school

Quality Catholic Education
Community
Personal Excellence
Character
Traditional Values
Tradition of Excellence

Welcome to the Catholic Independent Schools of the Diocese of Victoria!

We have a long, rich history of providing parents a quality education for their children within a faith-based setting.

Our Mission Statement states: The Catholic Independent Schools of the Diocese of Victoria are committed to Catholic Education founded on gospel-centered values and the teaching and traditions of the Catholic Church. We will continue to be models of love and hope as we build a new future for our Diocesan community and the wider global community.

The dedicated staff members in our schools are committed to nurturing the “whole” child in Christ-centred communities of learning. We strive to help our students reach the highest levels of development they can achieve by providing them with exceptional learning opportunities that will stimulate growth in knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and personal values in line with our Catholic beliefs.

Allow us the opportunity to support your child to develop to their full spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social potential in a safe and nourishing environment. Catholic education in BC is a unique opportunity and gift that you can give your children now in preparation for their future. Catholic education, a Gift that will last a lifetime!

Blessings,

– Katja Groves

Superintendent of Schools

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria acknowledges with gratitude that we work, play, and pray on the territories and traditional lands of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka’wakw Peoples. In the light of this truth, and in humility, we commit ourselves to continue to work for reconciliation, and for respectful relationships with the Creator and all creation.
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Important Messages

from the Diocese of Victoria

Live Stream Mass

with Bishop Gary Gordon

All are invited to join Bishop Gary Gordon from the comfort and safety of your homes as he celebrates Mass through a live stream from the Cathedral.
Mass is celebrated every:

Sunday 10:00am
Monday–Friday 7:00pm

Bully Free School Program

Strive to ensure every child feels safe, accepted, and respected.

Catholic Independent Schools British Columbia launches Bully Free School Program. CISBC has developed a student Code of Conduct and Anti-Bullying policies that reflect the concerns in today’s world. Policies alone do not bring about change.
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Our Schools Are Independently Funded

Have you ever wondered how independent schools are funded?

Have you ever wondered how independent school funding works? Watch this two-minute video.

What Makes Island Catholic Schools Different?

The following values contribute to the culture and ethos of a Catholic school

Standards and Curriculum

Island Catholic Schools follow the BC Curriculum as determined by the Ministry of Education. In addition, diocesan approved programs of Religious Studies and Christian Family Life complement the BC Ministry of Education curriculum. Each school has the option to develop and approve locally developed courses appropriate to the school and grade. Click here to learn more.

Parental Involvement

Parents and teachers are partners in education. In Island Catholic Schools, parents are encouraged to be actively involved in the school. Besides volunteering at the school, parents may become involved on the Parent Support Group and/or Local School Council.

International Students

Island Catholic Schools welcome international students to both our elementary schools and our High School. Our international student programs serve to enrich the education for both visiting students and local students. Click here for more information about Island Catholic Schools international student program.

Latest News

Pastoral Letter

Please click here to access Bishop Gary Gordon’s Pastoral Letter on the topic of euthanasia (MAID).

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Appointment of New Superintendent

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Diocesan Faith Day – November 26, 2022

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