The Catholic Graduate Expectations  should inform the teaching and learning in all of our classrooms from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our instructional practices need to reflect the knowledge, skills and mindsets embodied in these expectations.

The graduate is expected to be:

  • A discerning believer formed in the Catholic faith community who celebrates the signs and sacred mystery of God’s presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection, and moral living
  • An effective communicator who speaks, writes, and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values
  • A reflective, creative, and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good
  • A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates God-given potential
  • A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity, and vocation in work that respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good
  • A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and the community
  • A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice, and the sacredness of human life.

Additional Resources

View a video about Ontario Catholic school graduate expectations.

Read a brochure that provides more details about the Seven Prayer Services and expectations of Catholic school graduates.

View a poster detailing Catholic graduate expectations. Contact Communication Services to obtain a copy for your classroom.