School History

St. Basil

St. Basil is a Kindergarten to grade 9 school of approximately 860 students serving the community of Tuscany, operating under the auspices of the Calgary Roman Catholic School District #1.

St. Basil the Great, whose grandmother, parents, two brothers and sister were also canonized saints, came from a strong Catholic background. He is known for his ability to share his faith through his preaching and is considered to be one of the most important teachers of the Church. St. Basil is linked to determination and perseverance by his unwavering focus on following the path of his faith. He established one of the first monasteries in Asia Minor and set down the rules for monastic life that continue to prevail as guidelines even today. He is remembered for his generosity, eloquence and shrewdness when dealing with the political figures of his day. Our feast day is January 2nd.