St. Bonaventure’s College (commonly called St. Bon’s) is an independent kindergarten to grade 12 Catholic School in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is located in the historic centre of North America’s oldest city, adjacent to the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. John The Baptist.
The school was founded by the Franciscans in 1857, and from 1889 was administered by the Irish Christian Brothers. In 1999, St. Bon’s became an independent Roman Catholic School in the Jesuit Tradition. In 2003, St. Bon’s became a member of the Jesuit Secondary School Association.
The Jesuits are the largest teaching order in the Catholic Church running 2,123 pre-secondary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities throughout the world. As a member of the Jesuit School Network we share the Ignatian Charism with 80 Canadian and U.S. schools.