The York Catholic District School Board recently celebrated the opening of the board’s newest Catholic elementary school which is named in honour of Pope Francis. The 65,015 square ft. Pope Francis CES in Kleinburg will serve approximately 250 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Pope Francis CES is the first English-language school to open in the Greater Toronto area that is named after Pope Francis.

The school features 6 kindergarten classrooms specially designed for play-based learning, a music room, reflection room, and a Special Education classroom.  All classrooms are equipped with smart boards, which align with the Board’s focus on technology.

York CDSB is the top energy performing school board in the province and in keeping with the board’s construction standards, Pope Francis CES is designed with environmentally friendly features that includes “smart lighting” which incorporates the use of occupancy and daylight sensors to conserve energy use.

For more information and pictures please visit the York CDSB website.