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.

The OCSB acknowledges the suffering experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada's Residential Schools and is committed to Truth and Reconciliation. Read the OCSB Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action to learn more.

Welcome to St. Francis Xavier Tour slideshow

Grades 7&8                   Grades 9-12

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 9-12

Period 1   8:00 AM - 9:25 AM

Period 2   9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Lunch  10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Period 3   11:35 AM - 12:50 PM

Period 4   12:55 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.


7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Cafeteria is run by Chartwells

Cafeteria menu

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 the Tuck Shop from 7:30-8:00 AM for a free (Covid-friendly grab-and-go) breakfast!


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 Chaplaincy Leader is Thom Moloney. Thom holds a bachelor degree in Theology from Dominican University, and received his master's and licentiate in Canon Law from St. Paul University. He served the Archdiocese of Ottawa as Vice-Chancellor and is beginning his third year in chaplaincy with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Thom 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, and preparation for various liturgical activities and celebrations.

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 2022-2023 Student Handbook