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Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board  Canada

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board was formed through amalgamation in 1998 to serve the three communities of Belleville, Kingston and Trenton in Ontario. Together our district includes 5 secondary schools, 37 elementary schools and 1 learning centre.

Our programs strive for spiritual learning through a balance of Catholic philosophy and modern education. We teach our students to be responsible citizens and to set an example in the community. Small class sizes also allow the individual students to have the necessary attention to foster personal growth.

We hope to enrich the lives of all of our students through this exchange of culture and traditions. International students will also gain a better understanding of Canadian culture while studying English.

Kingston, Belleville and Trenton are modern cities characterized by distinctive features and unique histories. Kingston was the original capital of Upper and Lower Canada in the 1800's, while Belleville was first discovered by the explorer Samuel de Champlain over 350 years ago. The city of Trenton is home to CFB Trenton, one of Canada's Air Force Bases.

Belleville and Trenton are located on the banks of the Bay of Quinte, while Kingston is at the headwaters of the St. Lawrence River, giving students access to the scenic Thousands Islands. The three cities are only a few hours drive from the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the provincial capital, Toronto, which is one of the largest and most cosmopolitan of Canadian cities.

Curriculum Overview

The Algonquin and Lakeshore District School board offers a full range of academic programs from Grades 9 through 12. This curriculum leads to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

The subjects available include French, English, geography, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, the arts and technology studies. We believe that all students studying with us should have a balance of mind, body and spirit. This is why religion courses are offered within our curriculum.

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are offered as well. They are included in the regular school program.

Students will be assessed to help design a curriculum that will achieve their individual language goals.

The summer orientation program includes introductions to the culture of Canada, the province of Ontario and the cities of Belleville, Kingston and Trenton.

Activities and Facilities

All schools are modern learning facilities equipped with computer technology labs available for student use. Computer labs are networked and have access to the Internet.


For more information about the schools and their websites click here .

Laboratories for chemistry, physics, biology and environmental science are fully equipped for experiments and projects. School libraries contain large collections of books and resources available for study and research.

These schools have all been designed with the facilities to support the district's extensive arts program. This includes resources for music, computer graphics, multimedia and drama activities.

Every school has a gymnasium and physical education programs offering sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field, cross-country running, rugby, gymnastics, tennis, swimming, hockey and golf.

Facts and Figures

  • The jurisdiction of the Board covers 16, 134 square kilometres from Seeley's Bay in the east to Trenton in the west to Picton in the south and Whitney near Algonquin Park in the north.
  • As of March 31, 2004 the student population of the system stood at 13, 595.
  • Of these, 8, 940 are elementary pupils, 3, 966 are secondary pupils and 689 are adults in special retraining or life skills programs.
  • A growing number of adult students are taking night courses, independent study, and are involved in literacy programs.
  • Our students are educated in 5 secondary schools, 36 elementary schools and 1 Adult Learning Centre with 5 annexes.
  • The system employs over 1900 full, part-time and occasional teachers and support staff.
  • The 2004/2005 Board Budget was set at $109.3 million.
  • The Board continues to make special education a high priority and will spend approximately $11.8 million to support the special needs students of our Board.


Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
Excellence in Catholic Education

151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee, Ontario, Canada K7R 4B2

Telephone: 1-613-354-6257 ext. 432

FAX: 1-613-354-0359





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Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
Excellence in Catholic Education

151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee, Ontario, Canada K7R 4B2

Telephone: 1-613-354-6257 ext. 432

FAX: 1-613-354-0359



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