"In Giving We Receive."
Welcome to the St. Francis of Assisi webpage.
School Plan for Continuous Growth 2017-2020
St. Francis of Assisi School is located in Northeast Edmonton at the corner of 66 Street and 129 Avenue.
Safe and caring learning environment
Small class sizes
Small group learning
English Language Program
Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin (Cree Language and Culture program)
learning that offers student engagement & Multi-age Instruction for
Tech Coaches to coordinate flexible approaches to learning, customized for
individual student needs.
Disciplinary Team (MDT) of Service Providers (OT, SLP, FSLW, EBS, RCSD).
capabilities with smartboards, FM systems, netbooks, chrome books, iPads,
laptops and more.
French as a
Second Language Instruction.
Intervention (LLI) for Struggling Readers, SIOP Program for English Language Learners (ELL) .
Program - Promoting a Comprehensive Healthy School
Leader in Me
for catchment students
e4c Lunch Program
After School Care Facilities
Within the school we also accommodate a Day Care and a women's L.I.N.C. program (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
e4c School Lunch Program
Breakfast and Snack program
Education & Engagement
- Leadership Teams
in all grade levels.
- After School programs:
- CAM: Centre for Arts and Music - Grade 6 Rock Band Program
- Craft Club
- Running Club
- Volleyball Team
- Cheerleading Team
- Soccer Teams
- Music Ministry
- Ukulele &
- Orff Instruction
- Annual School
- Other community
Dancers, Drummers and Singers.
- Pow Wow with Student Royalty Representation
- Mini Round Dances
- Pipe Ceremony
In a supportive community of parents, staff and students reaching their
Fullest potential through a foundation of literacy and technology building toward
At St. Francis of Assisi School, we believe in...
- Nurturing confident proactive students who are responsible for their choices and learning.
- Empowering all students to be leaders who grow academically and socially as they develop their God-given gifts.
- Fostering a Catholic environment where students, staff and parents celebrate diversity and a sense of belonging.
- Promoting the development of the mind, body and spirit where the healthy choice is the only choice.
Our Patron Saint
Francis Bernadone was born in 1181 to Pietro and Pica Bernadone in Assisi, Italy. Francis’ father was a cloth merchant and the family was well off.
Francis devoted his life to God and has become known to all the world as Saint Francis of Assisi. The many stories told about him illustrate the simple life of a man who carried God’s message of love to everyone. Francis founded a religious community of men which is now known as the Franciscans. The members of this community own nothing. They are called friars. Francis also helped a woman named Clare organize a community for women. This community is known as the Poor Clares.
Francis, just like children, was filled with wonder at all of creation, and children feel a closeness to him. They especially appreciate his recognition that animals are God’s creatures, too. Francis’ message to us at St. Francis of Assisi school is that all of God’s people are brothers and sisters. We are invited to include everyone in the membership of the family of God.
The Prayer of Saint Francis
"O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace!
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light, and
Where there is sorrow, joy.
Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand; to be loved
as to love; for it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life."