École Catholique Cathédrale is a junior kindergarten to grade 8 French Immersion school located in downtown Kingston. Students do fifty- percent of their work in French and fifty percent in English.The location provides wonderful enrichment opportunities for students being close to a large library,Queen's University, City Hall, high schools, Hotel Dieu Hospital and St. Mary's Cathedral.The students are bused from many different neighborhoods in the eastern part of Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.The staff, parents and St. Mary's parish work hard to provide a vibrant school community that provides the additional challenge of learning a second language. The school emphasizes academic excellenceas well as the development of the whole child: spiritually, physically and emotionally.Students are encouraged to volunteer and contribute to the school and local community in many ways.School priorities in the past few years have included a focus on Christian values, environmental issues, the arts, public speaking, playground renewal and improving computer technology.The staff and volunteers offer many extra curricular activities which include peer helpers, yearbook, and intramural sports.École Catholique Cathédrale enjoys a healthy partnership with the School Council with both working hard on school excellence and improvement. Parent volunteers are active and help with many school functions.Field trips to Quebec and Ottawa are organized to allow students to practice speaking french and become familiar with french culture.École Catholique Cathédrale is a community of life long learners. Students are given many opportunities to develop their talents, strengths and faith in addition to learning a second language.Many of our graduates are on the honour rolls in high school and some will continue to take the extra challenge of an enriched program called the International Baccalaureate Program.We believe in a partnership between home, school and church to provide our students with an excellent Catholic education in safe, caring environment.