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Catholic Central High School, is operated in the Holy Spirit Catholic Regional School Division #4 , and serves over 800 students in grades ten through twelve. We are a quarter system, dual campus school located at Campus East - 405 - 18 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta Canada T1J 3E5 and at Campus West - 251 Britannia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1J 4A3. Tel: 403-327-4596. We offer a comprehensive program including Honors and Enrichment, Learning Support for Inclusive Education, Knowledge and Employability, RAP and Work Experience and an Outreach program through our Trinity Learning Centre. As part of the High School Re-Design Project, Catholic Central also offers courses outside regular school hours, allowing students flexibility in designing a program to meet their individual needs.


At Catholic Central High School, we are dedicated to "Rigor, Relevance, Relationships". In conjunction with our Basilian motto, “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, Knowledge”, this statement encompasses our approach to teaching and learning. We strive to achieve excellence in all our actions, to support our community, and to build relationships, guided by our Catholic teachings and the Gospel. Our staff, under the leadership of the administrative team, has articulated the following vision to guide our decisions.

We ensure equal opportunities for success for all students and strive for excellence by being resourceful, innovative, responsive to change, and faith-filled.

Mission Statement

Catholic Central High School is a Catholic faith community of learners committed to educating students in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment fostering spiritual, academic, physical, and social growth. Our mission is a continuation of the tradition of Catholic education - to teach goodness, discipline, and knowledge.

As partners in Catholic education, we proclaim the values of our Catholic community. We support and celebrate our students, parents, staff, and community. Catholic Central High School, is operated in the Holy Spirit Catholic Regional School Division # 4, and serves approximately 730 students in grades ten through twelve.

CCHS Staff Vision 2017/18

This visual represents the focus, goals and vision of the staff of CCH for the coming year.

What we do at CCH is important
What we do at CCH is good

(Name of Chapel on Campus East. Feast Day March 19th)

(Name of Chapel on Campus West. Feast Day May 1st)

One of the true blessings of our Catholic faith is our knowledge and friendship with the saints of God. Far from “getting in the way” of God, they reveal God’s goodness and love for all of us. What is nice about saints is that, in reality, they were just like you and me. They entered this world with the same woundedness we see in ourselves, enduring the same struggles as we do on this journey.

Next to Mary, the mother of Jesus, there was no one closer to Jesus than Joseph, the husband of Mary and the worker. Now, we can always fall into a kind of sentimentalism in talking about Mary and Joseph, depicting their lives as almost angelic. After all, you could not get closer to Jesus than they were. Yet, in the case of Joseph, his life was not about sentimentalism. It was about real life and real issues. That’s why Joseph is such a model for all of us.

This would be a strong enough reason to have St. Joseph as our patron, however it is more than that. St. Joseph is at the root of Catholic Central’s foundation. St. Francis Boys’ School and St. Joseph’s Girl’s School merged in 1965 to form CCH. St. Francis Boys’ became St Francis Junior High School and St. Joseph became our patron.

Adapted from St Joseph by Friar Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Cougar Core Covenants

Our co-curricular program, which includes athletics, fine-arts and leadership components operates on the following core covenants:

Passion, Selflessness, Fun


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