Message from the Director

Welcome to the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board!

Located in Eastern Ontario, approximately 100 km northwest of Ottawa, the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board is comprised of 22 schools (20 English Elementary Schools and 2 English Secondary Schools) in 16 communities, the majority of which are rural. The Board covers a large geographical area with low population density. There are 550 employees providing education for more than 5000 students.

Our Mission Statement

Inspired by our rich heritage and challenged by the struggles of our past, we as an inclusive Catholic educational community are called to express our mission as church to pass on the Good News of Jesus Christ, to make it relevant in the world today, and to be the hope for the future.

We value…

  • Quality academic and social learning environments within a moral environment, teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ
  • A welcoming church, school and home environment that celebrates partnerships in education and recognizes parents and guardians as our students’ first teachers;
  • A philosophy of caring that directs all teaching towards nurturing individual skills and abilities based on each student’s best potential.

In addition to our full-range academic curriculum, special-education support services in our schools ensure unique student needs are met. Our school councils encourage parent, teacher, clergy and community involvement in planning future directions for our schools. And our religious education and family life programs develop in our students positive attitudes toward life and learning, based on the teachings of the Gospel of Christ. Renfrew County Catholic schools are truly schools both you and your parents can believe in!

Yours very truly,

Michele Arbour

Director of Education