Our Mission

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt



Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi School, a Catholic faith based learning community committed to offering the best environment for the educational, physical, and spiritual growth of all our students.

  • Central location
  • Teacher specialists
  • Before and After School Club
  • All faiths welcome 

St. Francis of Assisi School is centrally located minutes from downtown Vancouver.  St. Francis of Assisi School rests in the family-oriented community of Grandview Woodlands. 

Experienced and caring educators including Physical Education and Fine Arts specialists have contributed to our award winning Academic and Physical Education programs. 

Extra-Curricular offerings include the Before and After School Club (see the parent center for registration/information). 

At St. Francis of Assisi School, children of all faith backgrounds are welcomed!  Our competitive fee structure will ensure that your child will benefit from the child centred environment with enviable teacher-to-student ratios and support. 

School is in session:  Monday to Thursday 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

After School Club is in session: Monday to Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and  Friday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Before School Club: open each school day at 7:30 a.m.


Saint Francis of Assisi School shares in the mission of the Church to proclaim and build the Kingdom of God. Saint Francis of Assisi School, as a faith community, is committed to excellence in Catholicity and in all areas that promote the development of the whole child to his or her full potential, academically, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. We strive to develop Christian leaders, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners.

We are dedicated to teaching the Catholic faith, building on the foundations established at home and provide a Christian setting where students can grow in the richness of the faith. This important privilege and responsibility is fulfilled through daily prayer, religion classes for formal learning, monthly Masses, and a number of liturgical celebrations throughout the year.

Saint Francis of Assisi School is a dynamic community of learners. We work together and strive to follow in the footsteps of our patron saint by being instruments of peace, by seeing all of God’s creation as sacred, and by following all that Jesus said and did.


Saint Francis of Assisi Elementary was established in 1946, and was originally staffed by the Sisters of Charity from St. John, New Brunswick.  The school operated in the basement of the church, located at Semlin and Napier, for two years before moving to the present location at Victoria and Venables.

 For almost 70 years, it continues to serve the families of the Parish, as well as those from Vancouver area neighbouring parishes throughout the community. We have a wonderful history to inspire us and to pass on the core values of the Roman Catholic Church.