Inclusive Education

Inclusion is “a way of thinking and acting that demonstrates universal acceptance and promotes and sense of belonging for ALL learners” (Alberta Education).

Inclusion is “a way of thinking and acting that demonstrates universal acceptance and promotes and sense of belonging for ALL learners” (Alberta Education).

Inclusion is a values-based learning path that embraces diversity and learner differences AND promotes equal opportunity and access for ALL learners. Every learner, made in the image of God, has unique needs.

Thomas Groome, a notable Catholic theologian, speaks to universal inclusivity. He explains that the word “catholic” is derived from the Greek word “kata holos,” which means “welcoming or to include all.” Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools is a welcoming, Christ-Centered Learning community

Our Division provides flexible, responsible, and responsive learning environments for all learners. We recognize some learners have multiple and on-going needs, while others have short-term - and/or situationally driven - needs. Inclusion is an interplay of knowing the uniqueness of the child and providing equitable access to evidence-based supports that reduce barriers and enhance learning in school at home and in the community.  

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools recognizes the importance of parents and community partners to create inclusive environments within our schools. Parents are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in and support the success of all learners.

Our Division provides a continuum of supports and services for all students and for each student, including students with diverse learning needs. Through a continuum of universal, targeted, and intensive individualized supports and services, school learning teams work collaboratively with professional staff in our Division to identify and meet the needs of ALL learners.  

Inclusive Education in Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools blends a flexible student-centered approach and is responsive to the strengths and needs of each and every student by creating inclusive learning experiences within the context of our Catholic faith. This enables all students to access - and be successful in - learning opportunities.  

In our schools, inclusive education is an approach, rather than a location. It values choice in programming and placement to best meet students' learning needs.

For more information, please call 780-459-7711, ext. #120, or send an e-mail.

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