Catholic Schools

Catholic education has a long and honourable history in the Diocese of Nelson. The beginnings of St. Joseph School in Nelson go back to about 1900, with tentative beginnings for St. Mary’s in Cranbrook around 1913 (with rebirth again in the 1960’s) By 1938, St. Joseph School had begun in Kelowna, and in 1953, St. Michael’s in Trail. Immaculata High School began in 1960, and the latest, Our Lady of Lourdes, Westbank beginning in 1994. Each of these schools has their own unique way of expressing the fundamental values of Catholic education. Visit their websites and catch the spirit!

The Catholic Independent Schools of Nelson Diocese is the umbrella organization for diocesan schools. It is a member organization of the Catholic Independent Schools of British Columbia, and is legally incorporated as the Catholic Independent Schools of Nelson Diocese Society.
More Information

Catholic Independent Schools of Nelson Diocese
Catholic Independent Schools of BC: Representatives – Arthur Therrien, Andrew Henry
Superintendent: Arthur Therrien 250-762-2905 Email
Administrative Assistant: Lorraine Witzel 250-762-2905 Email
Chaplain Immaculata Regional High School: Fr. Salomon Beguel Email
Resources for Religious Educators