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Notes for Prospective Students
Founded in 1946, St. Francis High School is a private, Catholic,
college preparatory school for boys.
The school is owned by its
Board of Directors and operated in sponsorship with the Capuchin
Franciscan Friars of the Western American Province of Our Lady of
Our educational objectives incorporate both the basic
philosophy of Catholic education and the philosophy of the Capuchin
Franciscan Order, in accordance with the laws of the State of
Enriching the Mind and Heart - We seek to
develop in our students the qualities of mind and heart necessary
for mature living in the spiritual and temporal world.
to preparing students for the rigors of university life, our
curriculum and community life cultivate intellectual, emotional,
physical, and spiritual growth, responsible citizenship, social
awareness, and aesthetic appreciation.
Strengthening Respect Through Service and
Humility - Inspired by the humility and love of Jesus
Christ, Francis cherished and promoted a deep appreciation of being
"lesser." True followers of Christ are always to be distinguished
by their humility and service, especially to the poor and
We too cherish and foster these essential
qualities by encouraging students, faculty, and staff to
develop the deep, mutual respect that precludes divisiveness
We seek to expand our affinity for our own
community to embrace a richer, more meaningful affinity with
the love of Christ for all humankind.
Creating a Brotherhood - The hallmark of
the Franciscan tradition is love - particularly, God's love as
reflected in all creation.
Thus, the Franciscan charism includes
promoting harmony, unity, and love in every human institution, the
most fundamental of which is the family.
The St. Francis "family
spirit" embraces not only individual students' families, but also
faculty, staff, administration, and alumni, as well as the
Christian community at large.
Our school family develops its sense
of interconnectedness by participation in the activities of Church
life - daily prayer, special liturgical celebration, the
sacraments, retreats, and our four-year religion
Envisioning Men of Virtue and Peace
- St. Francis High School works to realize the Church's vision of
God's kingdom on Earth by participating in the teaching mission of
the Roman Catholic Church through the lens of the Franciscan
St. Francis students are also encouraged to become good
stewards to all of God's creation and to appreciate their education
not only as a means to college and career, but also as training for
a life of service.
As instruments of peace, they will build God's
kingdom through example.