Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Waterloo Catholic District School Board is committed to supporting your child’s continued learning.  In July and August this year, there are a number of learning options available for elementary and secondary students that will ignite, support and challenge student toward success and preparation for the next grade. 

Find the programs listed by date and grade that best suit your child’s needs: 


Summer Boost Program

FREE Literacy and Numeracy Programs offered to all Grade 1 to 6 students in our Community!


July 4-22, 2022
Monday to Friday (15 Days)
9:00am – 12:00pm


Kitchener – St. John
Waterloo – Sir Edgar Bauer
Cambridge – St. Peter

Open to students currently enrolled in SK to Grade 6!

Beginning July 4th, the WCDSB will be offering 15 days of in-person FREE Literacy and Numeracy learning support for students currently in SK to Grade 6 inclusive through the Summer Boost program.

If you are interested in bridging the gaps in learning, making new friends online, honing your Literacy and Numeracy skills through fun and engaging activities, learning more about mental health and resiliency as well as weekly STEM challenges then Summer Boost is for YOU!

Students will…

Have a variety of opportunities for hands on learning through weekly STEM challenges and other outreach programs;
Served healthy snacks daily and will be engaged in regular physical activity that emphasizes teamwork, skills and sportsmanship;
Engaged in fun literacy/numeracy activities at school and home with family members as part of the Home Numeracy/Literacy Program;
Receive an integrated arts education as cooperative activities will be designed each week to promote creative and thinking and expression through music, drama and visual arts;
Access technology including chromebooks codable robots, microbits and more;
Make new friends and develop a belief in themselves as learners through the power of perseverance.

Summer Boost is FREE, registration is required and transportation is not provided.

For more information or updates on the Summer Boost program please visit the host school site or contact: 519-576-5503


Register for Summer Boost
kids and teacher

Summer Expedition – A Discovery Lens

Literacy, Numeracy, STEM for Intermediate Grades – in-person only 

Date: July 4-22, 2022, Monday to Friday 
9:00am – 12:00pm
Resurrection CSS, 455 University Ave. W., Kitchener
St. Benedict CSS, 50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge

Grade: Grade 6 to 8
Summer Expedition – A Discovery Lens
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Register for Summer Expedition
Download Summer Expedition Poster

Summer International and Indigenous Language Program 

Language learning (Arabic, Chinese, Igbo, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Ukrainian) – in-person only 

Date: July 4- 29, 2022, Monday to Friday
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am

St. Louis – St. Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener
Resurrection CSS, 455 University Ave. W., Kitchener (Chinese Only)

Grades: Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
Summer Fun with Languages 
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Register for Summer International Languages
Download Summer Languages Poster

HeadStart to Grade 9

Preparation for Grade 9 available to students enrolled in our Catholic Secondary Schools in September in-person only 

Date: August 22 – 25, 2022, Monday to Thursday
Time: 8:30am-11:30am OR 12:00pm-3:00pm

Locations: Each Catholic Secondary School
Grade: Grade 8 going into Grade 9
Webpage: HeadStart
Deadline: June 29, 2022

Register for HeadStart

Register for Monsignor Doyle
Register for St. Benedict
Register for Resurrection
Register for St. David
Register for St. Mary
Download HeadStart Poster


Bridge to Success

HIF101 – Exploring Family Studies – Grade 9 credit course

Date: July 4-28, 2022 (Monday – Thursday – face to face, Fridays – online)
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm 
Grade: Grade 8 going into Grade 9 at WCDSB Catholic Secondary School

 Webpage: Bridge to Success

Deadline: June 15, 2022 (or while space is available) 

Register for Bridge to Success
Download Bridge to Success Poster

Exploring Engineering 

Get a jump start on your Engineering Certificate and OSSD.

Date: July 4-28, 2022 (Monday – Thursday – face to face, Fridays – online)
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm 
Grade: Students Entering Grade 9 or Grade 10

Location: St. Benedict CSS, Cambridge

 Webpage: Explore Engineering

Deadline: Registration will close when maximum enrollment is reached 

Register for Exploring Engineering
Download Exploring Engineering Poster

Summer Credit Courses 

Over 12 courses inperson, 22 course offerings online, plus 2 Civics and Careers half credits either in-person or online
* Courses offerings and method of delivery subject to enrolment 

Dates: July 4-28, 2022, Monday to Friday 
Time In-person: 8:30-3:00pm/ Lunch 11:30-12:00  
Time Online: 6 hours per day 
Location In-person: St. Louis – St. Mary’s Campus, 77 Young St. Kitchener (tentative location) 
Grades: Grade 9 to Grade 12 

Webpage: Summer Credit Courses

Deadline: June 24, 2022

Contact your High School Guidance Department

Summer Credits@Work

See Guidance at your secondary school or at St. Louis if seeking information about regular Credits@Work and Summer Credits@Work. 

Deadline: June 24, 2022 and runs until August 16th. 


2-Credit Summer Co-op

See Guidance at your secondary school 

** All program offerings are subject to change and/ or enrolment.