Admissions Expectations 2017-07-14T10:35:00+00:00
All of the Secondary Schools in Waterloo Catholic District School Board are open access.

The Catholic Community has distinctive expectations for Catholic Secondary School Graduates. The school, home and church are partners in education and faith development of students. In addition to its spiritual focus, Catholic curriculum is designed to meet the educational goals outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. All students who attend Secondary schools operated by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board are expected to take religious education courses.
Included in the curriculum is a yearly program of religion and family life education. Students explore a variety of topics related to the themes of person-hood, interpersonal relationships and sexuality. Learning objectives contribute to: an understanding of the joys and demands of following in the way of Christ, the relevance of religious convictions within contemporary culture, fostering a respect of varying world views while affirming the Catholic faith’s answer to life’s meaning.
Celebration of mass, the sacraments, and opportunities to be involved in a vibrant peer ministry are a regular part of student life. Each secondary school also has a chaplain available to students seeking guidance in their spiritual and personal development.

Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations
The Graduate is expected to be:

  • A discerning believer formed in the Catholic Faith community, who celebrates the signs and sacred mystery of God’s Presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living.
  • An effective communicator, who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values.
  • A reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
  • A self-directed, responsible, life-long learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.
  • A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
  • A caring family member who attends to family, parish, and the wider community.
  • A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.

How to Register Your Child (Born in Canada)

What school will my child(ren) attend?

All student registrations take place at the school.  School Administrative Staff are available throughout the school year.  All Secondary Schools have dates set aside in late August to register your child(ren) for school in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.
Current Grade 8 students within the Waterloo Region can obtain registration information from their current school of enrolment.

Required Documents for Registration:
Please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Transcript from previous school
  • Proof of Home Address (utility bill, property tax assessment, tenant lease, etc.)
  • Child’s Proof of Age and Legal Name (please provide one of the following documents):
    • Birth Certificate
    • Certified Birth Registration
    • Adoption Papers
    • Certificate of Indian Status
    • Passport

How to Register Your Child (Not Born in Canada)

What school will my child(ren) attend?

All student registrations take place at the school.  School Administrative Staff are available throughout the school year.  All Secondary Schools have dates set aside in late August to register your child(ren) for school in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.
Required Documents for Registration:

  • Transcript and/or Report Cards from previous school
  • Proof of Home Address (utility bill, property tax assessment, tenant lease, etc.)
  • Child’s Proof of Age and Legal Name (please provide one of the following documents):
    • Birth Certificate
    • Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad
    • Adoption Papers
    • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
    • Permanent Resident Card /Permit to come into or Remain in Canada
    • Record of Landing
    • Passport
    • Canadian Refugee Travel Document
    • Canadian Refugee Certificate of Identity
  • Proof of Status in Canada (please provide one of these documents):
    • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
    • Permanent Resident Card /Permit to come into or Remain in Canada
    • Passport (with CIC documents)
    • Canadian Refugee Travel Document
    • Canadian Refugee Certificate of Identity
    • Work Permit
    • Study Permit
    • Minister’s Permit