Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based program of Christian formation for children ages 3 through 12. CGS teachers must be certified through the CGS formation training program, which is open to teachers — pre-school, K to 1, PREP, or homeschool — or anyone interested in being trained as a CGS instructor.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd requires training for adults for each level.

  • Level I is for children ages 3 – 6 (90 hours)
  • Level II is for children ages 6 – 9 (90 hours)
  • Level III is for children ages 9 – 12 (120 hours)

Each level of training requires at least 90 hours of training sessions with the following features: lectures, prayer reflections, observations, lesson presentations, materials making, discussions and planning.


CGS Training Information

Upcoming Training: Level I – Part 1 of 2Register Here

Date: March 25 – 30, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: St. Patrick’s Elementary, 2850 Quebec Street, Vancouver

Note: Please bring your own lunch, mug, and Bible

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Instructors

Click here to meet the CGS Instructors

Financial Aid

Never let financial hardship be a reason to avoid formation. The Ed Krupica Scholarship Fund is available to CGSAC members for tuition assistance. For scholarship and financial assistance, please email:

Program Contact

Contact Murita Chua at 604-683-0281 ext. 50210 or

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