St. Francis School

233 W Broadway,
Louisville, KY, 40202-0402
Tel: (502)736-1000
Grades: 9 - 12 | 152 students
St. Francis is an Independent, non-denominational, progressive, co-ed school with approximately 150 students.
In 1976, Tom Pike, then Acting Head of School at St. Francis School, along with a group of parents and Board members, founded St. Francis High School in downtown Louisville.
The school was housed in the former Downtown YMCA, a National Historic Landmark building, and was deliberately located downtown so that adolescents, who are preparing to be part of the adult world, would be situated in the adult world and have access to all the cultural and educational opportunities of a thriving metropolis.Their goal was to fulfill a community need for an integrated, co-educational school that provided an innovative learning environment. Our mission is to parepare students academically and personally for college and life in a rigorous educational environment that challenges them to think independently, respect individuality, and act with integrity.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 152 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 26%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade St. Francis School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 98%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,600
% on Financial Aid 50%
Admissions Director Lucy Wathen

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 08/07/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Presentation Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heuser Hearing & Language Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Emma L Minnis Junior Academy (0.6 miles away)
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  • Louisville Presentation Academy
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    861 South Fourth Street
    Louisville , KY , 40203
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  288  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Louisville
    Heuser Hearing & Language Academy
    Special Education School
    115 E Kentucky St
    Louisville , KY , 40203
    Special Education School
    0.5  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Louisville
    Emma L Minnis Junior Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Po Box 1478
    Louisville , KY , 40201
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    0.6  mi  |  15  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Louisville
    Nativity Academy At St. Boniface
    (Roman Catholic)
    529 E Liberty St
    Louisville , KY , 40202
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  62  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • Louisville
    More Grace Christian Academy
    100 W Ormsby Ave
    Louisville , KY , 40203
    0.9  mi  |  11  students  |  Gr.  K-6

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