St. Francis High School was founded under the leadership of the Very Rev. Justin Figas, OFM Conv., who had long desired to establish a secondary school for young men in the Niagara Frontier area.
From its inception, St. Francis High School has been administered and staffed by the Conventual Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Anthony of Padua, USA. It is governed by a Board of Trustees and directed by a School Board composed of lay and religious professionals who oversee the policy and management of the school. The school’s faculty includes dedicated lay men and women and religious sisters.