Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

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Athol Murray College of Notre Dame is located in the small village of Wilcox, Saskatchewan. The College's safe, rural environment provides a unique setting for personal growth with minimal distractions. Founded in 1927, the College continues to maintain its mission as a school that develops good scholars and athletes through equal emphasis on the disciplines of academics, arts, sports, and faith. Mind. Body. Spirit. An international, independent, coeducational boarding school, Athol Murray College of Notre Dame offers a high standard academic curriculum, elite athletic programs, non-sport extracurricular activities, and spiritual development for students of all faiths in Grade 9 to 12. We do offer a Grade 8 program for students entering our International Language Academy. Students are presented with a wide range of subjects in the humanities, arts, and sciences all taught in the tradition of Christian humanism. Students graduate after four years with a Saskatchewan Secondary School Diploma, recognized by universities across North America and abroad. Notre Dame's extremely broad extracurricular program is designed to meet the varied physical and creative needs of all its students. The College's hockey traditions are especially strong. Spiritual life at Notre Dame is fostered through liturgy, prayer, religious studies, and outreach programs. Though Catholic in character and purpose, Notre Dame has always been open to all faiths.

Areas of Expertise

Through a challenging yet supportive and nurturing community focused environment, Athol Murray College of Notre Dame develops a student's spiritual, social, academic, and physical being.

On Campus Housing

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Female only:100 beds
Male only:250 beds

Female students are housed in their own building while male students are housed in three buildings and divided by grade level, Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12. Each boarding student has a number of trained staff who assists with their day to day living. The boarding community is overseen by a Dean of Residence.

Incoming Students

The Notre Dame campus spans 50 acres and includes numerous classroom and resource buildings, two fully equipped science labs, three computer labs, a library, five student residence buildings (each with a common games and gathering room), a cafeteria, a gymnasium, fitness and training centre, health care clinic, an indoor Olympic sized ice rink, a campus store, laundry, outdoor recreation and common areas, an archives museum, Saint Augustine's Church, and the Tower of God.


Notre Dame offers an intensive and diverse athletic program for both female and male students. The school operates 11 different hockey teams, ranging from Bantam to Junior A, and also a complete and diverse high school sports program. Many sports teams obtain local, regional, and national titles. The school also offers a state of the art training facility for athletes wishing to achieve overall fitness and peak performance, weight training, acceleration program (six week program designed to optimize athletes' speed, strength, and agility), skating and running treadmills, and personal training through the school's full-time conditioning staff.


Some activities available to students include an extensive visual arts program (working in multiple mediums), drama, choral, and a travelling singing and dance group. There is a full sports program offering hockey, basketball, football, soccer, track and field, lacrosse, rugby, badminton, and golf. There is a fully equipped fitness and acceleration centre with programs designed to allow all students to achieve their athletic fitness goals.


Yearbook, Adobe Video, Drama, Choral, Student Representative Council, and Art.

Information Technology

Computer labs, e-mail, and Internet access throughout the campus.

Special Services

Hounds for Humanity and Works of Mercy programs provide students with the opportunity to give back to the local community through an inner city reading program for elementary students, swimming programs with physically challenge children, working in a local woman’s shelter, and fund raising for local food agencies and national relief agencies.

International Involvement

Many foreign students choose to pursue their education through Notre Dame's challenging academic and athletic programs. English as a Second Language is also offered.

Campus Tour

Tours are conducted Monday through Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. 48 hours notice is requested. Students will tour the campus, meet members of the boarding, academic, and admissions staff, and spend time with a current student. They will have meals and attend afternoon classes.

Modified on February 20, 2007