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Resurrection Catholic Secondary School
Hello, and welcome to the first article of a new WRX Property Group series that will be running for the rest of this week. We’ll be outlining and discussing Catholic secondary schools in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Today’s subject is Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, tomorrow we’ll be discussing St. Mary’s High School, and there will be more to come afterwards.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School is located in western Kitchener, near the corner of University Avenue and Fischer-Hallman Road.
It’s part of the Boardwalk Neighbourhood of Kitchener, and it’s about as close to the border with Waterloo as you can get – simply walking across University Ave puts you from Kitchener into the Westvale neighbourhood of Waterloo.
As such, Resurrection Catholic Secondary School’s student body is made up of a diverse mix of Kitchener and Waterloo residents. The school includes 24 acres of property, with excellent, modern facilities including science & tech labs,tennis courts, a green house, and a chapel. Approximately 1350 students attend Resurrection.
Elementary schools zoned for Resurrection are Holy Family, Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Dominic, St. John, St. Mark, St. Nicholas, and St. Paul.
Most often, Resurrection Catholic Secondary School is simply referred to as Resurrection, though sometimes you’ll see it written as Resurrection CSS.
Resurrection’s history stretches back to 1865, when the Congregation of the Resurrection, led by Reverend Dr. Louis Funcken, founded St. Jerome’s College to serve the large German, Roman Catholic population in what was then called Berlin.
By 1960, it was called St. Jerome’s High School, and until it closed in 1990, it had a reputation as an excellent Catholic school for young men from Kitchener-Waterloo.
The same year St. Jerome’s closed its doors, Resurrection opened its. And for the past 27 years, Resurrection has strived to carry on St. Jerome’s legacy of excellent education, commitment to the Catholic faith, and community involvement (though Resurrection has 100% more female students than St. Jerome’s did.)
Resurrection’s school colours are red and yellow; its team name is the Resurrection Phoenix; and their mascots are (rather adorably) Peep and Peepette, a pair of red, yellow, and orange Phoenixes who really know how to burn up the dance floor.
If you’d like to know more about Peep and/or Peepette (it’s hard for me to tell them apart), check out this video made by Resurrection CSS entitled ‘A Day in the Life of a Phoenix’ here.
In all seriousness, though, this is a well-made video that gives a good idea of what school life is like at Resurrection, and some of the programs and facilities they provide there. Speaking of which…