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School History And Tradition
Father Serra Catholic School opened in September, 1978. This site, previously known as Green Meadows Junior School, was leased from the Etobicoke Board of Education in response to the growing Catholic population in the area and the need for a Catholic elementary school. The school opened with a population of 159 and that number has steadily increased to our present enrollment. Our school has undergone renovations which included ramps for wheelchair accessibility and new office area. Currently six portables are on site to accommodate our increasing enrollment.

ConfirmationFather Serra is one of three elementary schools in All Saints Parish. Our school was named after Father Junipero Serra, a Franciscan missionary. He was born in 1713 in the village of Petra on the Balearic Isle of Mallorca. His first missionary assignment was to Mexico and his initial call to California came in 1768 when he was entrusted with the presidency of the 13 missions in Lower California. During the next 15 years he founded nine missions and died in 1784 at his beloved Mission San Carlos Borromeo in Carmel. The school and community celebrate his feast day of November 24 with a paraliturgy organized by our student council. The students of Father Serra learn and grow in a caring school and community environment which stresses acceptance of other, tolerance, commitment to our Catholic faith and high academic standards. Father Serra has had great success over the years in academic, athletics and the arts.

The teachers, students, parents and priest pray, work and learn together embracing the motto of Father Serra Catholic school: “Always go forward”.