Aspen Woods School Delayed Opening

As noted during our Help Plan Our Future public participation events, and in previous postings on our district website, the new Calgary Catholic School in Aspen Woods had been scheduled to open for September 2016. As a result of a number of delays beyond our control, construction was not able to begin as soon as expected, and will likely begin later this fall. This has resulted in a delay in the opening date for the new school. A mid-year opening is not necessary, as there is room to accommodate students in existing schools (St. Joan of Arc, John Costello, St. Michael and St. Gregory). Because we are able to manage space constraints and current enrolments at existing schools throughout the 2016-2017 school year, the new Calgary Catholic school in Aspen Woods is now scheduled to open for September 2017. All current boundaries remain the same and boundary changes outlined in the Final Decision Letter – Aspen Woods School Boundary sent home in June will come into effect in September 2017. Kindergarten students residing in Cougar Ridge may still register at John Costello for the 2015-2016 school year as previously indicated in the June letter.  This same offer will be extended to Kindergarten students residing in Cougar Ridge for the 2016-2017 school. Information on the Aspen Woods school can be found here:

Please see the companion document linked below for answers to frequently asked questions.

FAQs September 1

Student Groups & Human Sexuality Topics

PeopleOver the year, our school may establish a student group, which engages in discussion and activities related to diversity and justice issues, including support for students belonging to sexual minorities.  In particular, within our Religious Education and Family Life Catholic Community of Caring program, students may provide leadership and receive support to continue to build inclusive communities, aligned with our Catholic social teachings.  If you wish further information, please contact the principal.