International Student Education Program
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No.4 welcomes international students. Our school division assists international students in achieving their educational goals. In consultation with the Principal of the school, international students may enrol in our English as a Second Language (ESL) programming as part of their educational experience (International Tuition Fee Schedule).
About Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No.4
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 is a publicly funded Catholic school division. Our division is comprised of 13 schools with total student enrolment of over 4,300 in grades 1-12, and 350 children in ECS programs as of September 30, 2011. In addition, elementary schools in the division also provide Pre Kindergarten programs. Holy Spirit Catholic Schools serves the Alberta communities of Coaldale, Lethbridge, Picture Butte, Pincher Creek and Taber. Our division employs approximately 265 teachers and 250 support staff.
The St. Basil Catholic Education Centre (CEC) is located in Lethbridge. Daily administration of the school division is carried out by the Superintendent of Schools, who also serves as the Chief Executive Officer to the Board. The Superintendent is assisted by an administrative team consisting of the Deputy Superintendent, the Secretary Treasurer, and the Associate Superintendent of Student Services.
We are a Catholic Faith Community, dedicated to providing each student entrusted to our care with an education rooted in the Good News of Jesus Christ. Guided by the Holy Spirit, in partnership with home, parish and society, our schools foster the growth of responsible citizens who will live, celebrate and proclaim their faith. Our Catholic Faith is the foundation of all that we do.
About Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
The City of Lethbridge is located in the southern part of Alberta, in Western Canada. The population of Lethbridge is approximately 85,000. Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary, an hour away from the Waterton Lakes National Park, and an hour from the United States border. The Oldman River bisects the City of Lethbridge, creating valley parkland with scenic coulees and miles of running and hiking trails. Lethbridge is one of the sunniest and warmest cities in Canada. The warm westerly Chinook winds provide Lethbridge with some of the most moderate winters in Western Canada. The City of Lethbridge has over 100 parks and natural areas with fun playgrounds, beautiful ponds, and over 142 kilometers of walking trails. The city's smaller size, lower cost of living and higher quality of life make Lethbridge the community of choice for many.
To learn more about Lethbridge, Alberta visit www.lethbridge.ca.
About Alberta, Canada
Alberta is located in western Canada, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west, Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana to the south. Alberta is the fourth largest province in Canada. Edmonton, the capital city is located just south of the centre of the province. Overall, Alberta summers are sunny and mild, while winters are dry and cold. Alberta's economy is one of the strongest in Canada. Alberta's Rocky Mountains include well known tourist destinations Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. The province is an important destination for tourists who love to ski, hike, hunt, and fish.
What We Offer
Our schools adhere to the Alberta Education mandated curriculum. Students follow the curriculum within a Christ-centered environment. All of the schools in the division are Catholic Separate Schools, the essential purpose of which is to fully permeate Catholic theology, philosophy, practices and beliefs, the principles of the Gospel and teachings of the Catholic Church, in all aspects of school life, including in the curriculum of every subject taught, both in and outside of formal religion classes, celebrations and exercises.
International Students are encouraged to join co-curricular actitivities to gain the most from their education experience while in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Examples of co-curricular activities in our school division include:
- Girls Rugby
- Track & Field
- Community Connections
- CIBC Run for the Cure
- Faith in Action
- Multiple Sclerosis Walk
- Santa's Anonymous
International Tuition Fee Schedule
International Tuition Fee Schedule
How to Apply
International students interested in registering at Holy Spirit Catholic Schools are asked to contact the school directly for registration information.
Student Registration Form 2012/2013
Student Registration Form 2013/2014
St. Francis Junior High: http://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/st.francis/
Father Leonard Van Tighem: http://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/flvt/
Catholic Central High School: http://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/cch/
You may also contact Polly Mauro, Student Information Coordinator at the school division office.
International Student Insurance Program
International students attending schools within Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No.4 are required to purchase international student insurance from our insurance carrier.
International Student Insurance Application Form
International Student Insurance Brochure