Who we are: 


Celebrate, preserve, promote, and enhance Catholic education.


"That all have access to a publicly funded Catholic education."

Core Purpose

We are committed to a unified voice providing spiritual and political leadership for publicly funded Catholic education.

The Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association (ACSTA) was formed in 1966 to support and represent 24 member boards from across Alberta, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. We advocate for the Catholic schools system at the provincial & territorial level, and provide faith-formation and fellowship opportunities for Catholic trustees. 

Catholic schools are distinct formational communities that are able to nurture the spiritual, academic, and physical needs of students. We do this by fully permeating the Alberta Education curriculum with our faith - including the teachings of Sacred Scripture, Catholic Tradition and Apostolic authority. Catholic education is a unique partnership between school, home, and parish that seeks to develop a student’s whole person by integrating academic excellence and faith. 

The central focus of Catholic education at all levels is Jesus Christ. Every Catholic school is ordered towards Him. Our schools strive to manifest His presence and teachings in the education of children entrusted to our care.

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