Our Story

About Our School

St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School opened in September 1978 with classes from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. The building itself consisted of three closed classrooms and seven open area classrooms, with six portables on site to accommodate an enrolment of 503 students. In 2005, an expansion and renovation of the original school building was completed. This added seventeen closed classrooms, a modern library-resource centre with computer lab, and a new gymnasium. Today, St. Agnes has an enrolment of approximately 330 students and 54 staff members.

St. Agnes has constantly emphasized academic achievement, love of God, and charity towards others. The school community cultivates the potential of the whole child through academic study, religious instruction, physical education, and training in the arts. The growth of each child is encouraged and supported through the efforts of the close-knit, caring community of students, parents/guardians, parish leaders and school staff. It is through the partnership of school, home and Church that what is best for the child remains in focus.

Over the years, St. Agnes has been known for its welcoming atmosphere. In September 2005, St. Agnes welcomed the students, parents and guardians from St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School. Through one shared goal, to demonstrated true Catholic values by following the path of Jesus, two school communities became one family.

St. Agnes provides students with a strong background in the Ontario Curriculum. Students are taught in an environment where Christian ethics are cherished and maintained as part of everyday life. They assist the disadvantaged and are prepared for the sacraments. The goal is to instill in each child a love of God and neighbour.


St. Agnes School Covenant

We are family.
We respect one another.
We trust one another.
We help one another.
We forgive one another.
We are responsible for our behaviour.
We recognize the worth of others.
We are honest in what we say and do.
We treat others as
we would like to be treated.
We celebrate the wonders of our God.


Saint Agnes - “Courageous Teenager”
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St. Agnes was a Roman girl who was only thirteen years old when she suffered martyrdom for her Faith. Agnes had made a promise, a promise to God never to stain her purity. Her love for the Lord was very great and she hated sin even more than death! Since she was very beautiful, many young men wished to marry Agnes, but she would always say, "Jesus Christ is my only Spouse."

Procop, the Governor's son, became very angry when she refused him. He had tried to win her for his wife with rich gifts and promises, but the beautiful young girl kept saying, "I am already promised to the Lord of the Universe. He is more splendid than the sun and the stars, and He has said He will never leave me!" In great anger, Procop accused her of being a Christian and brought her to his father, the Governor. The Governor promised Agnes wonderful gifts if she would only deny God, but Agnes refused. He tried to change her mind by putting her in chains, but her lovely face shone with joy. Next he sent her to a place of sin, but an Angel protected her. At last, she was condemned to death. Even the pagans cried to see such a young and beautiful girl going to death. Yet, Agnes was as happy as a bride on her wedding day. She did not pay attention to those who begged her to save herself. "I would offend my Spouse," she said, "if I were to try to please you. He chose me first and He shall have me!" Then she prayed and bowed her head for the death-stroke of the sword.