Christ the Redeemer Catholic School Division (CTR Catholic) operates in eight communities throughout the province of Alberta providing authentic Catholic education to students in 17 traditional schools, four Outreach schools and a distance education school.
CTR Catholic was created as a result of the Government of Alberta’s restructuring of school districts across the province in 1994 and 1995. CTR Catholic was formed in 1995 by amalgamating Okotoks RCSSD #346, Drumheller RCSSD #25, and Assumption RCSSD #50. Today CTR Catholic operates in Oyen, Brooks, Drumheller, Strathmore, High River, Okotoks, and Canmore.
The Centre for Learning@HOME offers virtual education, home-schooling and distance education to more than 3,000 students in communities throughout the entire province.
CTR Catholic supports more than 540 teachers and 300 support staff with faith-based learning opportunities, professional development and guidance. Our teachers continual commitment to learning, sharing and providing a safe and caring opportunity for each student is paramount. Our motto is, "Leave Not One Heart Behind."
The history of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools is one which embodies faith, commitment and perseverance. Literally hundreds of people have been directly involved in its formation.
The History of Our Division booklet (see sidebar) recounts several firsthand stories of our humble origins. The division’s very existence is due to parents’ deep-rooted desire to have authentic Catholic education available to their children.
While Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools has existed as a separate entity for less than twenty years, some of our stories exceed the half century mark, while others are still writing their first chapter. In every instance we can see faithful perseverance, unwavering determination, and the righteous and fervent belief that Catholic education is right, and good, and deserved.
To all the supporters of our Catholic schools, we thank you for your dedication of time, energy and financial support. Please continue to keep our students, staff, families and communities in your prayers daily.
As an evangelizing school division, in partnership with the family, we will deliver an authentic Catholic learning experience by creating a foundation of faith and knowledge in a warm, caring environment to guide all students to appreciate the goodness of all creation and to meet the challenges of life with hope and confidence.
The truth of Christ and knowledge of God’s creation will be experienced by and manifest in the students, staff, parents and supporters of our Catholic School Community.