About Us

Yellowknife Catholic Schools has been providing quality education to northern students for sixty-five years. We are the only faith-based district in the Northwest Territories. Although we are a Catholic school district we welcome families of all faiths. Our students are blessed to have the freedom to grow in all aspects, including spiritually. We truly are developing the whole child. The district consists of three schools that house approximately 1,450 students: Weledeh Catholic School offers English and bilingual junior kindergarten programs, K-7 English and French Immersion programs and Late French Immersion. Ecole St. Patrick High School offers grade 8-12 English and French Immersion and Ecole St. Joseph School offers JK-7 English and French Immersion. The Kimberlite Career and Technical Centre, an extension of Ecole St. Patrick High School, offers the following pre-trades courses: welding, small engine repair, building construction, robotics and cosmetology labs. The facility is used full-time in partnership with Skills Canada NWT/NU. Strong community support has been received for the realization of this centre. The Yellowknife Catholic School Board consists of seven trustees. Our trustees are very student-centered and continue to work towards improving our learning organization. Improving achievement of all students is one of the Board's strategic priorities. The other priority includes developing a Catholic Christ-centered community that nurtures the spiritual development of all learners. Our mission, values and beliefs focus on the development and gifts of each child with their individual talents and cultural diversity. We know that collaboration, partnerships and inclusion are the keys to realizing our goals. 2021 marks the sixty-ninth year of existence for Yellowknife Catholic Schools.

Three Year Vision

Mission Statement

Yellowknife Catholic Schools is a family of learners: developing faith, celebrating culture, supporting diversity, teaching critical thinking and inspiring service to others.


Through Christ we value: Truth Honesty Compassion Respect Forgiveness Service Love “Living the Faith”


We believe that we are a Catholic, Christ-centered community that strives to nurture the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of all learners.