Back to School Basics

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Find the 2021-2022 school year calendar, bell times, school supply lists and more on this Division Back to School Basics page:

First Day of School

  • Grades 1-12 Monday, August 30, 2021
  • Kindergarten and Early Learning Thursday, September 2, 2021

School Year Calendar - Early Learning - Grade 12 (PD Days & Holidays)
School Bell Schedule - All Schools

Transportation Information

Monsignor McCoy High School
Grades 10-12

  • First Day Procedures
  • Students should bring paper, pens, and pencils as their class supply lists will be distributed by teachers on their first day. 
  • Bell Times - 8:10am / 2:40pm
  • Phone: 403-527-8161

St. Mary's School
Middle School: Grades 7-9


Notre Dame Academy
Middle School: Grades 6-9

St. Michael's School
Elementary: Early Learning- Grade 6

St. Patrick's School
Elementary: Early Learning- Grade 5

Mother Teresa School
Elementary: Early Learning- Grade 6

St. Louis School
Elementary: Early Learning- Grade 6

St. Francis Xavier School
Elementary: Early Learning- Grade 6

École St. John Paul II School
Elementary: Early Learning- Grade 6


School Fees

As part of our commitment to keep school fees to a minimum, students will no longer be charged for textbooks, workbooks, photocopying, printing or paper supplies.

The remaining fees charged will be to ensure quality programs and services are provided for students. Pay for school events & activities with easy from your smartphone or other devices by simply creating an account with SchoolCashOnlineFor other methods of payment please contact your child's school directly

How can I stay connected with MHCBE? 
Follow The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for updates and information regarding school re-entry. 

Are you new to our community? A new resident of Canada? Or have a new learner getting ready to start school?

Call us at 403-527-2292 for more information and to register in one of our nine Catholic schools!

Reminder: Please have a clear digital (photo or scanned) copy of your child's Birth Certificate or Proof of Citizenship documentation for registration. Registrations cannot be fully accepted until the proper documentation is provided.