“It is not how much we do but how much we love… that makes our offering something beautiful to God”
–School Mission Statement
St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School opened in 2005, in response to the growing need for a new school in the west end of St. Catharines.
The school was originally named for Mother Teresa, who evangelized her message of the power of Christ’s love to all she met.
The Official Blessing took place on October 6, 2005.
Mother Teresa was canonized by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016, on the eve of the 19th anniversary of her death on September 5, 1997. In 2020, the Board and school community voted to rename Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School as St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School. A recommissioning Mass took place on November 5, 2020. In keeping with the safety requirements due to the pandemic, the Mass was limited to Grade 6 students and only a handful of visitors.
Our community is focused on helping one another to have a fantastic journey while we are connected to St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic. Our community family celebrates, challenges and nurtures our students, staff and one another. We have a strong spiritual and social justice focus as we continue to develop our future leaders. The members of our Catholic School Council are huge supporters of all the various activities and events that the school is involved in at the local and international levels. This group of dynamic parents and staff exchange ideas on a regular basis and always seek input from our community.
St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School is a part of the Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School Family of Schools.