Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Kitchener , Canada
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 3
    Available Programs
  • 7770
    Average Cost
  • Program
  • Permit


In the 21st century, with the world’s popular culture changing almost minute by minute, it’s a bold statement for any school system of any educational bent or religious denomination to claim its schools are at the very “heart of the community” they serve. It’s an even bolder statement to say those same schools offer “success for each” and “a place for all”. But that’s what Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools have been doing since 1836. In 2011 Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools marked 175 years of Catholic education in Waterloo Region


The Waterloo Catholic District School Board – the corporate body overseeing Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools – protects and promotes a tradition of education excellence first begun in a one-room schoolhouse 1836. Today, we’re the eighth-largest Catholic school system in Ontario:


  • 43 elementary schools (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8)
  • 5 secondary schools (Grade 9 to Grade 12)
  • 4 adult and continuing education campuses
  • 2.5 million sq. ft. of floor space in schools — on more than 400 acres of land
  • 40,000 elementary, secondary and adult/continuing education students
  • Students from 118 countries – speaking more than 118 languages
  • 3,500 full & part-time staff
  • 96,000 Catholic ratepayers
  • 27% of area students attend Catholic schools
  • 22% of residential taxpayers support Catholic schools
  • 30% of local schools are Catholic schools
  • $300+ million annual budget
  • $6 million raised for charity since 1998

Entry requirements

All student registrations take place at the school.  School Administrative Staff are available throughout the school year and during the first week of July and the last week of August to register students for school in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

Required Documents for Registration:

  • Proof of Home Address (utility bill, property tax assessment, tenant lease, etc.)
  • Child’s Health Immunization Record
  • Child’s Proof of Age and Legal Name 
  • Proof of Status in Canada

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