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“It is not how much we do but how much we love… that makes our offering something beautiful to God”
-Mother Teresa
School Mission Statement

Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School was renamed St. Teresa of Calcutta in June, 2020, in recognition of Mother Teresa’s sainthood.

Mother Teresa opened in 2005, in response to the growing need for a new school in the west end of St. Catharines.

The Board approved the name of St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School to honour the memory of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The Official Blessing and opening ceremony took place on October 6, 2005. His Excellency (Most Rev.) James M. Wingle D.D., Bishop of St. Catharines, officiated.

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 level. 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.