Niagara Catholic District School Board

Site: Welland - Catholic Education Centre

Contact Details
Office Phone Catholic Education Centre 905-735-0240 ; Niagara Falls and Fort Erie 905-382-3108 ; Grimsby and West Lincoln 905-562-1321 ; Niagara on the Lake 905-684-8565
Fax Director's Office 905-734-8828
Primary Executive John Crocco, Director of Education; Phone: 905-735-0240 ext 220
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Boundaries West Niagara to Fort Erie
Located In Community Welland
Address & Map
Catholic Education Centre
427 Rice Rd
Welland, ON L3C 7C1
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Intersection Rice Rd and Woodlawn Rd
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Provides Catholic education to more than 22,000 students in Early Learning Kindergarten through Grade 12 in 49 Catholic elementary schools and eight Catholic secondary schools. 
Niagara Catholic is a fully inclusive system, and offers a number of supports for students with special needs to ensure they reach their full potential. 
The Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS) Program assists students who are newcomers to the country, as they acquire English language skills. The Pope Francis Centre provides an alternative learning environment for students who are in need of additional support in order to complete their education. This includes: 
Fresh Start: An alternative to suspension or expulsion 
Jump Start: Supporting students with high absenteeism 
Parent Support: Supporting male and female students with an infant 
Mental Health and Addiction Support: For students living with a mental health issue or an addiction. 
Niagara Catholic also provides services to Adult Learners, International Students and secondary school students (online and summer school programs) through the Continuing Education program.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Summer Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4 pm
Eligibility Early Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Website offers Google Translate to those whose first language is not English. Also able to offer school messages sent by phone, text or email in a variety of different languages.
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Meetings Holds Committee of the Whole Meetings on the Second Tue of each month, and Board Meetings on the fourth Tue of each month.
Service Categories Alternative Schools ~ At Risk Youth ; Boards of Education ~ Catholic Community ; Newcomer Settlement Services

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