Our School

Grades Taught

Grade 6 - 9


St. Francis of Assisi Middle School serves students from southeast Red Deer providing quality, Catholic education.  As an administrative team, we are pleased to report that the student population is strong, currently enrolling 722 students and 55 staff. The students at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School have rich opportunities to learn in an innovative, literacy-rich and fully inclusive environment that integrates a variety of programs to enhance the delivery of the core curriculum. Expectations for achievement are high and all students are encouraged to work to their full potential. Parents are viewed as integral partners in the growth and development of each child and are encouraged to be involved in the Catholic education of their children.  We celebrate our Faith daily through regular liturgies and masses, daily prayer, and by participating in a variety of community service and social justice projects.   As a Catholic school, we endeavour to foster the Christian values of the Catholic Church and encourage the application of these values in students' daily interactions with others. We see the school, the home and the Church as an integral part of this education. We recognize parents as the first teachers, with the school and the Church playing a supportive role in the total development of the child.  Division Theme Inspired by Christ on a Journey to Encounter, Nurture and Serve


Land Acknowledgement

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools would like to thank God for all of creation.  We acknowledge that we are on Treaty Six Territory to the North of the Red Deer River and Treaty Seven Territory to the South of the Red Deer River.

We acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries and whose respectful stewardship have enabled us all to enjoy the riches of the Creators' blessings.  


722 students 


Rori-Lynn Daniel 


Anne-Marie Watson


Vice-Principal - Kelly Jacobson

Vice-Principal - Kathleen Robinson

Administrative Assistant - Student Records/PowerSchool - Lori LaRocque

Administrative Assistant - Financial - Nancy MacIsaac

Administrative Assistant/Reception - Nicole Melnyk


St. Francis of Assisi Middle School is a Christ-centered learning environment whose members are called to Be Loving, Be Joyful, Be Humble and Be Forgiving.


We are committed to providing a Catholic-centered learning environment that nourishes an active spiritual practice and fosters a sense of community.

We believe student well-being comes above all else, by advocating on their behalf and providing a safe and caring environment where respect for people and property is valued.

We believe in providing an authentic learning environment, built on innovation and collaboration.

We believe in the value of a strong effective team that listens, celebrates and supports one another by creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

We believe in the value of lifelong, innovative, engaging and authentic learning opportunities that enhance the education of the whole child.

We believe in the value of high expectations and consistency by setting high goals and upholding agreed-upon standard practices.


Four Pillars of St. Francis of Assisi Middle School

St. Francis of Assisi Middle School is a Christ-centered learning environment whose members are called to Be Loving, Be Joyful, Be Humble and Be Forgiving.  These four pillars are the foundation we build upon as our students transition throughout our school and venture into high school. We ask that students strive to…

Be Loving

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. - John 15:12

As Catholic Christians, we are called to be loving in our actions, in our thoughts and in our words. For our students, this can be demonstrated in how they treat and speak to one another in the hallways, in the classrooms and during recess. Students should first and foremost always love one another! Everything we do should be loving, just as God loves us unconditionally, we too should show our unconditional love to our community.

Be Joyful

For the joy of the Lord is your strength. - 1 Nehemiah 8:10b

Be Joyful always, this is God’s will for us. As a person in Christ, we can choose to rejoice in all that He is for us, all that He has done for us and all that He still has planned for us. For our students, this comes from making choices that are pleasing to God and bring joy to others.  We can experience joy through serving others, through prayer, listening to and reflecting on God’s word. When we choose to do what is right and move closer to God through our actions and words we start to experience Joy and spread Joy to others!

Be Humble

God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. - James 4:6

As Christians, we are not to outwardly show our pride in our actions and words we are to only seek to please God and no one else. Christ asks us to be of the mindset that our opinions and thoughts are no better than anyone else’s. We should not boast about our own accomplishments and abilities. We are to serve God and God alone. For students, this can be demonstrated by using our talents and capabilities to help others, to encourage each other and by appreciating diversity.

Be Forgiving

Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. - Ephesians 4:26

As Christians, we are called to be Forgiving people!  It is only through God that forgiveness can be achieved. Forgiveness is not a feeling, it is a choice. It is choosing not to let hatred and resentment live in your heart and this can only happen by turning to God for help.  For our students, this can be demonstrated through developing empathy and choosing to forgive the wrongdoings they may encounter on a day to day basis and leaving judgement to God and God alone.