Discover our School

Our school respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Indigenous territory of the Algonquin Peoples,
on whose territory we pray, learn, play and work.

Our Family of Schools

We welcome students from the following OCSB feeder schools:

Grade 7&8 Timetable

All students are expected to be seated, ready to begin class, when the final bell rings for each period.

First Bell 7:55 AM
Period 1 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
Period 2 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Period 3 9:55 AM - 10:45 AM
Period 4 10:50 AM - 11:40 AM
Lunch 11:40 AM - 12:20 PM
Period 5 12:25 PM - 1:15 PM
Period 6 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM

Grade 9-12 Timetable

All students are expected to be seated, ready to begin class, when the final bell rings for each period.

Grades 9-10
Period 1 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Lunch 10:30 AM - 11:25 AM
Period 2 11:25 AM - 1:55 PM


Grades 11 -12
Period 1 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Period 2 10:40 AM - 1:10 PM
Dismissal 1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Coyote Hub — Learning Commons

Teacher Librarian: Erin Comerford

Library Technician: Lise Morin

The Learning Commons (also known as the Coyote Hub) is a dynamic student-centred space with flexible seating designed to meet a variety of students’ needs. Resources include fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, online databases, Chromebooks, 3D printer, cards and games. We also have a high-speed printer that students can print to from any Chromebook. Library staff are happy to provide assistance with locating resources, borrowing technology or using the printer.

Located within the Learning Commons is a Wellness Room dedicated to mindfulness. It is a quiet space for individual work, reflection or meditation. To encourage students to be present no technology is permitted in the Wellness Room.

Cafeteria

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Cafeteria is run by Chartwells (Temporarily closed due to Covid)

Ontario Food and Beverage Policy


Missed breakfast at home, had an early practice, or want to eat breakfast with a friend? Visit the Breakfast Club every morning in Room 161 from 7:30-8:00 AM for a free (Covid-friendly grab-and-go) breakfast!

Spirituality

St. Francis Xavier High School is privileged to have its own chapel. The chapel, located off the atrium, is the focus of the spiritual life of the school. The chapel is used for private prayer and class liturgical celebrations.

Chaplaincy Department

Our school's current Chaplaincy Leader is Tony Adams. Mr. Adams holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University, has studied theology at the graduate level, and has completed a master degree in Pastoral Counselling at Saint Paul University. He has served the Ottawa Catholic School Board for over 15 years as a Chaplaincy Leader. Mr. Adams can be reached anytime via the school’s main number.

High school chaplaincy is a ministry of presence to staff, students and their families. The Chaplaincy Leader helps to create an atmosphere of care, concern and compassion. Through the Chaplaincy Leader, community worship, prayer and social action projects are animated. The Chaplaincy Leader also fosters liaisons with local parish communities and the diocese and assists the school and parents in helping students practice their faith by loving God and neighbour. Personal and Catholic Christian development will be provided through pastoral counselling, class visits, social action projects, peer ministry, and preparation for various liturgical activities and celebrations.

Trudy Chang will be replacing our chaplaincy leader, Tony Adams while he is on leave. Trudy Chang has her B. A in Theology and Pastoral Studies as well as her Master of Divinity from St. Paul University. She worked as a Chaplaincy Leader at Notre Dame High School in Carleton Place with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. She has also worked part time in the office for the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

Trudy grew up on Manotick Station Road and attended St. Leonard and St. Mark High School. She currently lives in Kanata with her husband and four children. Trudy is happy to be at St. FX and recognizes the unique and diverse nature of the school community. She is looking forward to supporting all the students and staff in their faith journey.

Parish links

Our school community is served by the following parishes:

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish

St. Bernard Parish

St. Leonard Parish


School Handbook

Our school policies and expectations are outlined in our 2021-2022 Student Handbook