Sant Francesc d’Assís (Franciscanes Universitat) is an institution more than one hundred years old. It was founded in 1874.
The school, in Plaça Universitat 2, was built by Elies Rogent i Amat, the same architect who also designed the historical building of the University of Barcelona which is situated in the same square.
Anna Ravell , founder of the order of the Franciscanes Missioneres , was also the founder of the school. She was a pioneer in promoting education for girls at a time in history when there were very few schools for girls to be educated. That is the reason why this school, at the begining, was only for girls.
For long time girls could study both Primary and High School levels. Through the years, and ir order to adapt itself to the new situations, our center has changed alot. Nowadays it schools both girls and boys of Kindergarten and Primary Education.