Our school is the first community, after the family, in which our students participate. It is intended to help them develop the self-discipline, attitudes, values and skills to enable them to become productive confident and responsible individuals in the various communities they will join on their journeys. A community learning together, it also provides the adult members, parents, teachers and others, with opportunities to improve their parenting and their teaching; thus we grow in understanding and appreciation of Christian meaning as we journey together towards the ultimate community in Communion of Saints in Christ. At Bishop Francis Allen School, with Jesus as our guide, we are companions on the journey – students, staff, parish and parents. We emphasize a Catholic environment, the nurturing of self-worth, self-discipline and respect for others.
Bishop Francis Allen School is an elementary school of approximately 385 students, of diverse social and ethnic backgrounds, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. The surrounding community consists of single family homes and high-density apartment buildings located in the City of Brampton. Our student population over the past years has seen a significant increase in English Language Learner Students (ELL).
For more than 30 years, Bishop Francis Allen has been a beacon for Catholic Education in the area. Catholic Education, rooted in Christ, is called to a unique way of seeing and interacting with our world. Through the examples of our master teacher, Christ, we take our calling to “reach out into the deep” and “be community” for others seriously. Our Catholic view of academics, spiritual and moral development, sacramental preparation, prayer, discipline, and community, challenge us to use our learning for the benefits of others. We are called to be Christ for others. At Bishop Francis Allen School our commitment to academic excellence is a shared responsibility. As a staff and Catholic School Council, we work hard bringing together students, parents, teachers, pastoral team, trustees and other partners to form a Catholic community in the service of the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of students in our care.