Welcome to Island Catholic Schools

The Catholic Independent Schools of the Diocese of Victoria are committed to Catholic education founded on Gospel-centred values and the teachings & tradition 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 BC Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Catholic Schools includes statements on: the mission of the Catholic school, teaching the whole person, faith and life shared in community, parents, staff and pastors.

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Protecting the Canada Summer Jobs Programs

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, with ecumenical and interfaith organizations, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) organized a news conference at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Toronto.  Present at the news conference were His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins; Mr. Bruce Clemenger, President of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada; Rabbi Chaim Strauchler of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, Toronto; Imam Refaat Mohamed of the Canadian Council of Imams; and others from faith communities who had received funding in the past through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Read more...

Protecting the Unborn

On Saturday, 27 January, 2018, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), Bishop Lionel Gendron PSS, published a statement on the CCCB website reinforcing the importance of protecting the unborn. Read more ...

‚ÄčIndependent School Funding

Have you ever wondered how independent schools are funded? Watch this two-minute video ...


Building Project Approved for St. Andrew's Regional High School

We are pleased to announce that final approval for the renewal of St. Andrew's Regional High School has been granted.  Please see the attached brief for more details on this 13 million dollar project.

Committed to Bully Free Schools

Catholic Independent Schools British Columbia launches Bully Free School Program. Click here for more information.

Standards and Curriculum

Island Catholic Schools follows 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.

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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 Advisory Council 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.

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