The St. Clair Catholic District School Board was created January 1, 1998 as the result of amalgamation of the former Kent and Lambton County Roman Catholic Separate School Boards. In the past, we were separated by geography, yet united by our common bonds as Catholic educators. In 1998 we came together, united by our traditions, philosophies, and a renewed dedication to a strong and vibrant Catholic education.
Indeed, this is the reason for Catholic schools. In a 1979 message to the National Catholic Educational Association of the United States, Pope John Paul II speaks of “…the lofty role of Catholic educators…” It is a high standard that each of us in the St. Clair Catholic District School Board strives to achieve every day.
Click Here to view Pope John Paul II's entire Message to the National Catholic Educational Association of the United States
Our Board Vision Statement:
Lighting the Way ~ Rejoicing in Our Journey
The Board Mission Statement:
Walking together in Christ’s light with parish and family, we are called to build a safe and inclusive Catholic learning community and to serve as partners in the formation of life-long learners by:
- living our faith;
- promoting educational achievement and innovation;
- fostering stewardship, leadership, and social justice.
The mission of the Board, to deliver quality Catholic education to our students in welcoming and faith-centred learning environments, is described more fully in our Board brochure Faith in Education - The Right Choice for Catholic Families. To download the brochure click here.
In 2014, after wide-spread consultation with all stakeholders, including parents and students, senior administration and principals, our teaching and support staff and our parish partners, a new strategic plan was developed. It was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 17, 2014. The new plan, Lighting the Way - Rejoicing in Our Journey: Our Plan for Excellence in Our Catholic Schools, 2014 and Beyond can be viewed in pdf format by clicking here.
You may view the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement by clicking here (in .pdf format).