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About Us

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Holy Family a place for everybody, where everybody has a place.

Holy Family School began in September 2014. Since the new school building was not yet complete, students were housed in both St. Volodymyr (K-3) and Father Robinson (4-8) schools. On March 9, 2015 students and staff began classes in their new building. 

Our school:

Is Designed with Learning in Mind

  • School broken into 4 pods around small break out spaces or learning commons
  • the design concept takes a large school and functionally make if feel like a smaller school
  • Focus on inquiry and student collaboration
  • Specialized educational spaces and supporting functions (e.g. Art, Science, Practical Arts, Tutorial, Staff, and Upper LRC) are concentrated in the central portions of both floors. 
  • Exterior learning environments (deck, outdoor learning spaces)
  • Multiple sites for collaboration (for students and staff)
  • Supportive spaces for diverse learners
  • Natural Light and views
  • Separate designs with distinct identity yet similar or coordinated colors and palates.
  • 2-story library

Permeates a Family/Catholic Presence

  • Classrooms are organized into four clusters of four classrooms, providing smaller scale in a large school. Each has washrooms, breakout space, and access to the exterior nearby. 
  • The Main Entry, Administration, LRC, Student Support, and Kindergarten entry are arranged at the front, for a welcoming Catholic presence.
  • Catholic Identity and Presence - The Main Vestibule, Lobby, and LRC will be developed as the showpiece component, with feature stair, double-height space, lots of glass, with high 'street presence' and Catholic identity, inside and outside.
  • Admin area a welcoming place for students, parents and community members
  • Chapel
  • Colored glass with a cross in the center of the school

Promotes an Active Lifestyle and Movement Priority

  • Large Gym               
  • 400m2, Auxiliary Room 150m2 available to GSCS and suitable for smaller groups
  • larger classrooms 80m 2 and some potential for body breaks.

Fosters Community Involvement

  • The Gymnasium, its support functions, and the performing arts functions are located towards the south-center of the main floor, for community access, and consolidation of the higher spaces.
  • Kitchen for community access

We encourage you to learn more about our school and what we have to offer your child. We take pride in creating a positive environment that focuses on faith and learning, so all children will grow spiritually, academically, physically, socially and emotionally.


  • Willowgrove New School Project was approved by the Province in July 2006
  • Joint Use Project (two schools) was approved by the Province in March 2010
  • A number of consultations were held. Community members, GSCS Coordinators, Consultants, teachers and staff
  • Willowgrove K-8 designed for opening enrolment 450, design enrolment 600 (5818 sq m)
  • Holy Family K-8 designed for opening enrolment 400, designed enrolment 500 (4953 sq m)
  • Provincially approved daycare facility 50 spaces managed by Preston Early Learning (500 sq m)
  • Total facility ~11,311 sq m
  • Constructed work on site started in August 2012.  Target completion date was originally March 2014, then September 2014, then January 2015
  • Facility built on a joint 7.1 acre site
  • Facility cost approx. $42.25 million (including site work, landscaping, furniture and equipment
  • Three owners – Ministry of Education, Saskatoon Public Schools and GSCS
  • Two architects – Kindrachuk Agrey (Willowgrove) and Edwards Edwards McEwan with one general contractor –EllisDon
  • Opened for classes March 9, 2015
  • Official Grand Opening June 17, 2015

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