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Explore Our Schools
Pope John Paul II School
Located alongside St. Thomas Aquinas High School and École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys, Pope John Paul II School is led by caring, faith-based educators with high academic standards. At lunch and after school each day, you can find students engaging in partnership programs with its shared campus schools, spending time in the spacious gymnasium and participating in cross-cultural activities like sports jamborees, seasonal feasts and pow wows. Pope John Paul II builds a community where at every opportunity, students are encouraged to give back and build a true community and support system for one another. It’s a holistic approach to develop the mind, body and spirit.
St. Louis School
St. Louis School is a small school with a big heart. Provincially recognized by the Ministry of Education as a trailblazer for its kindergarten classrooms, it was the first school in the City of Kenora to have full-day kindergarten. New this year, St. Louis has an exciting new hockey skills development program, giving students a shot to skate and score – with a lot of fun mixed in. St. Louis also offers the “Empower” program, a new highly-targeted program unique to the school that helps students from JK to Grade 2 who are having trouble reading. Plus, there’s an emotional support dog on site, helping students process difficult feelings.
St. John School
St. John School is a kindergarten to Grade 8 Catholic school where student needs come first. From its strong partnership with the Red Lake Friendship Centre, encouraging cross-cultural understanding with the First Nations community, to its extra support for students, St. John has something for everyone. In 2015, St. John was one of only nine schools in Canada and of 24 globally to be recognized by the Franklin Covey Company, one of the world’s most prominent educational leadership programs. It’s a globally-recognized service model that develops outstanding graduates who help the Red Lake community thrive.
École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys
As the only single-track French immersion school in Northwestern Ontario, École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys is a small school with a mighty reputation for community involvement, spirituality and elite programming leading to academic excellence. With a new wing dedicated to play-based classrooms, outdoor learning spaces like a yoga facility, and a brand new Learning Commons encouraging students to engage with technology, students are inspired to thrive by its innovative 21st century learning spaces.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
More than 500 students create a rich, diverse population on a beautiful, campus-like setting alongside Pope John Paul II School and École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys. It’s a safe place where all students are encouraged to reach their full potential, becoming active and impactful community members. For those interested in continuing French immersion, St. Thomas Aquinas is a dual-track school where students can graduate with their French certificate and a high school diploma. They also have a full language program where students can learn Ojibway. Last year students even developed an app to preserve the Ojibway language.
Why Make Kenora Catholic My Board?
We know it can be a difficult decision choosing where to send your child to school.
That’s why our staff are committed to building a school that doesn’t just feel like bricks and mortar – it feels like home.