Katherine Therrien Catholic Elementary School is a Catholic primary school that serves the Caernarvon, Griesbach, and Beaumaris populations. They are committed to providing the finest possible learning opportunities and learning environments for children in Kindergarten through Grade Six.

They think that a collaborative effort between home, school, and parish is critical to each child's education and that it is everyone's job to ensure that children are developed spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. They foster faith practice and inspire students to become lifelong learners and confident witnesses of Christ by embodying the Gospel ideals.

They believe in educating today's children for tomorrow's world at Katherine Therrien Catholic School. Throughout the school, the corridors, classrooms, and learning spaces function as each child's "third teacher." Hands-on learning experiences help students build communication, cooperation, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. They provide a strong emphasis on the development of literacy, numeracy, and digital competencies through student-centered learning opportunities in an inclusive educational setting. They are ecstatic about the school! We are all a part of this enriching, active, faith-centered community - kids, parents, and staff alike.


Rooted in faith, we are committed to student-centered learning and empowering children to use their minds, hearts, and hands to serve others as disciples of Jesus.


To ignite all learners in becoming effective communicators and critical thinkers, prepared to serve with compassion, guided by the teachings of Christ.

Hope looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst.
Hope opens doors where despair closes them.
Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot.
Hopes draws its power from a deep trust in God and the basic goodness of human nature.
Hope “lights a candle” instead of “cursing the darkness”.
Hope regards problems, small or large, as opportunities.
Hope cherishes no illusions, nor does it yield to cynicism.
Hope sets big goals and is not frustrated by repeated difficulties or setbacks.
Hope pushes ahead when it would be easy to quit.
Hope puts up with modest gains, realizing that the “longest journey starts with one step”.
Hope accepts misunderstandings as the price for serving the greater good of others.
Hope is a good loser because it has the divine assurance of final victory.

Key Features

We are a School of Hope - Katherine Therrien School is an active member of the Hope Foundation and its philosophies
Our school prides itself on the inclusive, family-like environment that is created throughout the school
We have small class sizes
We have a safe and caring environment demonstrated through District Core Values.
Zero tolerance for bullying and/or bullying-type behaviors.
We have a restorative practice philosophy in our student discipline and management
Our Catholic faith is permeated throughout the curriculum
We are a Christ-centered professional learning community affiliated with St. Edmund Church
We have a strong literacy program that incorporates balanced literacy teaching strategies
We have a focus on numeracy and guided math practices
Our student leadership team empowers students to live their faith through active participation in social justice projects and peer-to-peer activities
We have an active and supportive parent community


French as a Second Language (4-6)

School Information

Website: www.katherinetherrien.ecsd.net
Yellow School Bus Route: Katherine Therrien
Parish: St. Edmund


15040-118 Street
Edmonton, AB T5X 1Y7


Phone: 7804560175
Fax: 7804574362
Email: 8043web@ecsd.net