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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Blessing & Dedication of St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School
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On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 a Blessing and Dedication Ceremony took place at St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School in Milton. 

His Excellency, Douglas Crosby, Bishop of Hamilton presided over the liturgy, and performed the blessing of the water, the classroom crucifixes, and a blessing of the entire school community.

​As part of the ceremony, St. Scholastica's official school key was presented by Svedas Architects and Tambro Construction to Grade 8 Student Awards of Excellence recipient, Amaya, along with Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Pavelic, and Milton Trustee, Marvin Duarte. 

Outstanding musical performances were provided by the St. Scholastica School Choir, as well as a closing song performed by St. Scholastica Kindergarten students. 

Quick Facts:

  • St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School officially opened its doors in the Fall of 2018.
  • In September, 2017, members of the community gathered to witness the blessing and ground-breaking of the school in a new, vibrant area of Milton.​
  • Located at the corner of Whitlock Avenue and Chretien Street, the school building can accommodate approximately 690 students.



"It is my prayer that St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School will be a bright light in Milton, and in the Diocese of Hamilton. A shining example of God's love. A blessing for everyone who works here, who studies here, visits, or even just passes by. We bless St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School and the school blesses us."  
- Bishop Douglas Crosby

"A Catholic school is a community where students, staff, and parents come together to encounter Jesus through their learning. The Bishops of Ontario refer to this in their most recent Pastoral Letter as building communities that accompany; communities that build relationships; communities that instil hope; communities that form joyful disciples." 
- Pat Daly, Director of Education​

"As we celebrate this milestone, I want to express gratitude to the many partners who make up this vibrant new community. Together in faith, you provide our students with the gift of Catholic education, rooted in the Gospel values of Jesus Christ." - Patrick Murphy, Vice-Chair of the Board ​​​​​​



The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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