st. louis college connections

St. Louis College has a rich tradition of supporting Catholic Education within the Diocese of Victoria. In 1863 the Diocese of St. Andrews initiated St. Louis College, a school for boys, in temporary quarters on Humboldt Street. The first teaching staff was the Oblate Fathers. When a small but impressive building on the school’s permanent Pandora Avenue site was completed and opened in January 1864, it was a significant landmark in Victoria— the first brick building ever erected in the city.


In September 1915 the Christian Brothers of Ireland assumed responsibility for the College, which thrived under their care for more than half a century until 1968. With the Christian Brothers’ departure in 1968, the College as their alumni had known it came to an end. The Pandora Avenue institution became coeducational, under the changed name St. Andrew’s School, and in 1984 St. Andrews Regional High School was established, taking over the high school role that had been served by St. Louis College since 1863.


The alumni of St. Louis College have created a website, www.slcota.ca, dedicated to the faculty, students and families who contributed to The Spirit of St. Louis College. The pages of this site are meant to honour and celebrate what we have been given and some of what we have done and continue to strive to do: to love one another and all others, in the name of Jesus Christ.


Alumni and other interested community members are encouraged to check out this website, www.slcota.ca, as it contains a wealth of information on the history of the school, alumni contacts and re-unions and other special events.

 

Testimonials
This is how I explain what religion at this school teaches me. Sure I learn the history and analyze the Bible, but I also have been forming a set of morals and values that will go with me for the rest of my life. They are the foundation of who I am.
Breanna Student
I am very excited to be able to link my Olympic journey, full of trials and tribulations, back to a very important time and place in my life: St. Andrew's Regional High School.
Dave Calder Alumnus
I feel truly blessed to have had the privilege of attending St. Andrew’s Regional High School. St. Andrew’s has given me the opportunity to grow spiritually, academically, artistically, and athletically.
Nick Student