Discover our School

Our school respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Indigenous territory of the Algonquin Peoples,
on whose territory we pray, learn, play and work.

The OCSB acknowledges the suffering experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada's Residential Schools and is committed to Truth and Reconciliation. Read the OCSB Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action to learn more.

Frank Ryan CIS integrates the educational, technological, social and religious needs of our students.  Our School Motto is "Respect and Responsibility".

Steeped in Catholic values, through the meshing of Family, School and Church, our school is a safe, accepting and inclusive school community.

Grade 7-8 Timetable

All students are expected to be seated, ready to begin class, when the final bell rings for each period.

Warning Bell — 7:53 

Homeroom — 8:00 - 8:10

Period 1 — 8:12 - 9:02

Period 2 — 9:04 - 9:54

Period 3 — 9:56 - 10:46

Period 4 — 10:48 - 11:38

Lunch    — 11:38 - 12:26

Period 5 — 12:28 - 1:18

Period 6 — 1:20 - 2:10

Our Family of Schools

We welcome students from the following OCSB feeder schools:

Upon graduating, Frank Ryan students attend:

Our Learning Commons

As a centre for collaborative learning and inquiry, reference and research, the Learning Commons encourages students to pursue projects, develop interests and skills, and become knowledgeable and informed members of society. The Learning Commons also offers opportunities for students to complete homework and read for pleasure in a relaxed and studious environment. Staff are available to facilitate the research process and help guide students on their quest for quality sources of information. Staff are also able to support students and staff with technological questions and recommend the best web tools for academic purposes. 


At Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate we incorporate the liturgical year of the Catholic Church into our school year. Practically this means opening our school year with a mass, giving thanks to God for all we have during Thanksgiving, remembering those who have given their lives for us on Remembrance Day, preparing our hearts for Jesus’ birth during Advent, Celebrating the Birth of our Lord during Christmas, marking our foreheads with ashes on Ash Wednesday, practicing the spiritual disciplines of prayer, alms-giving and fasting during Lent, having a passion play during Holy Week, celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord at Easter time, praying the rosary during the month of May and closing our school year with a final liturgy. 

We also connect certain activities with the seasons such as making Christmas Hampers during advent for families in need in our school, collecting food for the poor during Lent or Christmas caroling for seniors before Christmas. 


Recently renovated, our school chapel is open daily to all students and staff. It is located in the heart of the school on the first floor near the main office. Students have the opportunity throughout the year to gather for our teaching masses, liturgies of the word, spiritual talks and prayer opportunities. The chapel can be reserved by all teachers for class prayer and reflection in accord with Chapel Use Guidelines. 

Chaplaincy Services

Our school's current Chaplaincy Leader is Mr. Geoff Guitard.

The role of Catholic School Chaplaincy is to provide faith leadership inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a spirit of hospitality, solidarity, and respect for all. 

Our services include:

 - Daily prayer for staff and students.

 - Liturgical celebrations in keeping with the liturgical


 - Communal prayer and reconciliation services.

 - A vibrant youth group that meets weekly.

 - Field trips to enhance the faith life of students. 

 - Service and social justice opportunities for students.

 - Spiritual retreats for students and staff.

 - Faith development workshops for students.

 - Faith leadership workshops for staff. 

 - Character formation and religious education resources

   religion teachers. 

- Pastoral counseling & coaching for students, staff,

   and families.

 - Coordination of school-wide social justice initiatives

   and  sustainability projects

The chaplaincy office is located around the corner from the main officeAppointments are available upon request.

The Chaplaincy Team Leader facilitates the Christian life of the school in a very concrete manner by being available to students, staff, and parents so that all may participate in developing the faith dimension of our school community. Personal and Christian development will be provided through interviews, discussion groups, peer ministry, class visits, social action projects, communal prayer, and retreats. This approach is designed to provide students with concrete experiences that promote gospel values such as service, community, family, and servant leadership. 

Parish links

Our school community is served by the following parishes:

St. Monica Catholic Parish

St. Maurice Parish

St. Augustine Parish

Student Agenda Handbook

The Frank Ryan Student Agenda includes an overview of many important items. Please review these pages with your child.  Please check your child’s agenda daily.

2022-2023 Student Agenda