The Institute for Catholic Education has developed a set of distinctive expectations for all graduates of Catholic schools – these are called the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations. We use these expectations to integrate Catholic teachings into all areas of our school curriculum from Kindergarten through to Grade 12. We also use them to help identify the distinct role and purpose that Catholic schools play in the education of children.
For Catholic educators, the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations are a key part of how we work with students throughout their learning journey. We expect our graduates to be:
- Discerning believers formed in the Catholic faith community
- Effective communicators
- Reflective, creative and holistic thinkers
- Self-directed, responsible, lifelong learners
- Collaborative contributors
- Caring family members
- Responsible citizens
Please see the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (pdf format).