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Ph: 780-467-3633

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109 Georgian Way

Sherwood Park, Alberta
T8A 3K9

Community Info Line: 1-888-449-3427


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Welcome to Jean Vanier Catholic School

English and Ukrainian Bilingual - Kindergarten to Grade 4

Jean Vanier Catholic School (JV) resides within the family of Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) and is part of Alberta's publicly-funded education system. JV is an English and Ukrainian Bilingual elementary school, providing 21st century, quality Catholic education for students in Kindergarten to Grade 4.

Through the Ukrainian bilingual program, students achieve their academic potential through an enriched program. Language arts, math and science instruction is in English. Ukrainian language arts, religion, social studies, music, art, health and physical education instruction is in Ukrainian. Students develop communication skills in English and Ukrainian, and gain appreciation and understand of Ukrainian cultural heritage in the Canadian context. The program is open to everyone; no previous Ukrainian language experience or Ukrainian background is required.



We have joyful hearts at JV!

Joyful Hearts Monthly Videos:

Click on the following links to views our monthly JV Joyful Hearts Videos:

September Jean Vanier Joyful Hearts

October Jean Vanier Joyful Hearts

November Jean Vanier Joyful Hearts

December Jean Vanier Joyful Hearts


Jean Vanier

Today, at age 87, Jean Vanier still gives a lot of his time to mentoring young people in their personal journeys, teaching them how to become good citizens of the world.


HOP for Muscular Dystrophy

Our school will be supporting Muscular Dystrophy Canada starting Tuesday March 3rd, 2015. By participating in HOP for Muscular Dustrophy, we will be helping to raise much needed funds that will go to support vital education programs, and other essential services. Students are asked to bring a Toonie each Tuesday during Lent if they wish to participate in the day's theme. Please read the letter below for more information. Thank-you for your support.

Muscular Dystrophy Toonie Tuesdays

 Toonie Tuesday Totals:


Here are the weekly almsgiving amounts for Hop for Muscular Dystrophy:

Week 1: $469.45

Week 2: $560.10

Week 3: $435.60

 Week 4: $400.85


 Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences:

Conferences will be held on March 25th, from 4:00 - 8:30 pm. (Pani Sombyk will also be available on March 24th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm to accommodate both classes.) To book your conference times, please visit and use event code MT3RQ. The website will open on Friday March 13th, at 9:00am.

March 2015 Conference Letter


Book Fair: March 24 - 26, 2015

Make sure you stop in and visit our book fair from March 24 - 26th, 2015.

Book Fair


Swimming Lessons:

The Grade 1-4 classes will participate in an accredited Red Cross Swim Program offered by the Kinsmen Leisure Centre. Classes will be either Monday afternoons, or Tuesday mornings for 7-8 weeks. For more information, please click on the link below.

Swimming 2014-2015


2015-2016 School Year Calendar - DRAFT

The 2015-2016 school year calendar is available for viewing by clicking on the link below. Please be aware that this is a DRAFT copy and could be subject to change.

2015-2016 EICS Calendars - DRAFT


Kindergarten registrations for the 2015-2016 school year:

We are now accepting English and Ukrainian kindergarten registrations (as well as Grade 1-4) registrations for the 2015-2016 school year. Please click on the link below to complete the online registration.

While we do not know what the kindergarten class configurations for the 2015-2016 school year will be, traditionally the English kindergarten classes ran every morning, and Ukrainian kindergarten classes ran in the afternoons. We will have a better idea of what classes we can offer later in the Spring. We look forward to welcoming you as part of the Jean Vanier family. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 780-467-3633.

Online Student Registration

Online Transportation Registration



  Here is some feedback from parents about the JOY we experience everyday here at Jean Vanier!

We look forward to welcoming you to our JV family!

"Having our oldest child start Kindergarten this year has brought change and growth to our family. Our son thinks it's really cool to go the the same school as his dad did. Jean Vanier has provided such wonderful experiences for our family! The staff and teachers are all so friendly and very helpful. We are blessed to have a school like this in our community, and I'm proud our family is a part of it!"       Holly Z.

"When I enter Jean Vanier, I feel a sense of community. I am overjoyed to hear my sons come home and talk about learning, the love that God has for us, and how my boys can show that love to others. Joy is the Jean Vanier kids in the school being kind, as well as engaged in learning how to accept and help raise awareness for a friend with Muscular Dystrophy. Joy is found in the parents being involved and volunteering their time for the good of staff, students, and learning."     Dominique K.               

"We feel so blessed to be a part of the Jean Vanier village. We moved to Sherwood Park in the fall of 2013. It took both my children about a year to settle in, but this year they are soaring. I am grateful for the integration and innovation of utilizing social networks, the website, engaging newsletters, and dynamic videos that assist me in keeping conntected. As newcomers to Jean Vanier and to Sherwood Park, we felt very welcome, and now with very joyful hearts, we boast about our amazing school!" Jen M.

"The hallways of Jean Vanier are full of happiness and laughter and at any given time you can hear the wonderful "noise" that comes with children learning. It sounds cliche, but the sound of little voices conversing, singing, and practicing is  a wonderful thing. It brings the school alive. It is satisfying to me as a parent, to have my children be a part of a school community that takes the "job" of building little people very seriously!"        Katie N.

"Jean Vanier school's focus in joy, and it is contagious! From the custodian who promises to keep an eye out for the missing stuffy and return it to its worried owner, or to the new administration team who greets us with a smile EVERY time; joy is obvious! Concerns and worries of students and parents are met with reassurance, confidence, and creative ideas that show a special effort to protect the wonder, joy, and a feeling of belonging that comes with learning."        Tara W.

To read the full versions of the "Good News" that some of our JV families shared, please click on Newsletter, and open the January 2015 newsletter. If you would like to provide your own perspective on your experiences here at Jean Vanier, please email Mrs. Boehm at      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would love to hear from you!



 School Fees:

Please note that school fees are now past due. Please submit payment either online through your Powerschool parent portal account, or submit cheques to the school office. We will accept post dated cheques. All fees not received by the end of March 2015 will be sent to collections in April 2015.

If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please click on the link below to fill out a Fee Waiver application. The deadline for this application is December 12, 2014.

Fee Waiver Application 


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