We, the staff of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School, celebrate spirituality and diversity through achieving, believing and community living in an inclusive Catholic environment. We, the parents of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School, in partnership with staff and students, are dedicated to our children’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and, physical development in a secure environment, at home and school. Working together, we attain success by encouraging students to realize their full potential. We, the students of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School, act and learn as a Catholic community. We demonstrate our love for God by respecting each other and by trying to meet the expectations of our parents and teachers. We are inspired by the words in Our Prayer to St. Francis: Creator God, inspired by the example of Saint Francis, we pray to you for the courage to be missionaries, reaching out and leading others to Jesus. Like St. Francis, may we help those in need; may we live a life rooted in prayer; and may we bring Christ to all those we meet. This we ask through your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Since 1965, St. Francis Xavier has been a beacon for Catholic Education in its Brampton community. Rooted in Christ, we are called, through our vocation, to a unique way of seeing and interacting with our world. We take this calling and reach out to be a community for others. Our Catholic view of academics, spiritual and moral development, sacramental preparation, prayer, discipline, and community, challenges us to use our learning for the benefit of others. We are called in the ways of Christ for others. The school community of St. Francis Xavier is committed to promoting excellence, respecting diversity, and addressing the education and development of the whole person.
At St. Francis Xavier School our commitment to academic excellence is a shared responsibility. As a staff and School Council, we work hard bringing together students, parents, teachers, the 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. We are committed to creating a community environment that stresses tolerance and acceptance of others, devotion to our Catholic faith, and high academic standards. We provide a safe and comfortable learning environment where models of Gospel values and Catholic doctrines, teachings and beliefs are an integral part of the daily life of our school.
The school motto, “Together We Grow in Mind and Spirit” reflects a holistic philosophy where religion and daily life are intertwined. All activities at St. Francis Xavier – academic and pastoral work, extracurricular and intra-curricular, prayer and worship, administration and outreach – help to prepare our students for their lives as Catholics in the community. Our students come to us with a variety of strengths and needs, with their Catholic faith as their common bond. Our prayer life, liturgical celebrations, the sacraments, and our faith and values system form the foundation of our school program. At St. Francis Xavier, we are proud of our balanced religion, academic, arts, technology and athletic program.
We offer students a well-rounded and Catholic-centered education to help them make good choices for the future. The curriculum is broad, balanced and relevant to the needs and aspirations of all our students. A wide range of subjects and learning experiences are offered to develop the skills, abilities and talents of individual students. Accordingly, appropriate assessment procedures are employed regularly to motivate and encourage student success. To ensure coherence and wholeness, subjects are taught within the context of the Ontario Curriculum, Gospel values and sound educational practices.