St. Alfred Catholic School is an elementary school that opened its in 1965. There are approximately 430 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. The area served by St. Alfred is high density and includes both single and multiple family dwellings. The community is diverse in nature, incorporating a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, social and economic conditions. St. Alfred has one of the highest ratios of English Language Learners in the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board. A language other than English is spoken in more than fifty percent of our students’ homes. One in five students has lived in Canada for less than five years. Our school has representation from 65 different countries from around the world.
St. Alfred is a caring community that stresses tolerance and acceptance of others, commitment to our Catholic faith and high academic standards. We provide a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment where models of Gospel values and Catholic teachings and beliefs are an integral part of the daily life of our school. The school motto, “Every child, a promise”, was chosen to emphasize our school’s commitment to nurture each student’s potential to the utmost and is a reminder to us of our promise to our students, parents and community to keep our students safe and provide them with the skills, values and attitudes needed to live a successful Christian life.
Our students come to St. Alfred with their Catholic faith as a common bond. We are committed to the Catholic nature of our school and the faith life of our students. The school works cooperatively with the parents and the parish of Sts. Martha and Mary in providing sacramental programs and liturgical experiences for the children. The school community supports a number of charities and community service is regularly emphasized. A wide range of subjects and learning experiences are offered to develop the skills, abilities and talents of individual students. The curriculum provided at St. Alfred is designed to meet not only the academic strengths and needs of our students but also to provide a sound grounding in the gospel values of Jesus Christ.
At St. Alfred, all are welcome. Children come to us from throughout the world and with different learning needs. Our commitment is to every child, regardless of language, nationality or ability.