Back to School Basics

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We want our families to find comfort knowing that our senior admin team is working through the summer months to prepare and be proactive as we move into the new school year. It is our promise that safety and wellness in our schools will continue to be our main priority. Re-Entry updates will be shared with families as information is shared from Alberta Education and the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Find the 2020-2021 school year calendar, bell times, school supply lists and more on this Back to School Basics page:

First Day of School

  • Grades 1 - 12 Monday, August 31, 2020
  • Kindergarten and Early Learning Thursday, September 3, 2020
    • Orientation days: Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 & 2

School Re-Entry Updates

School Year Calendar - Early Learning - Grade 12 (PD Days & Holidays)
Division at a Glance - Schools and Program Guide
School Bell Schedule - All Schools
School Bus Routes, Pick Up Locations & Times
*Updated bus routes will be posted on the Southland Transportation Website mid-August. Please check back to confirm bus information for your child.

Medicine Hat Catholic Schools

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.

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 Facebook, Twitter 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 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.