Grades: K-8 | 88 students
St. Francis of Assisi School, K-8, is a unique and special place of learning providing a religiously founded education that is essential in our community.
We are located in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, 5 miles from Colorado and 3 miles from the Jicarilla Apache Nation, Dulce.
Our average enrollment has been 80 students.
Our school was founded in 1919 by the Franciscan Order to serve the local Jicarilla Apache and Hispanic communities. Over the years, the school?s leadership has changed hands from the local Catholic parish to parents and community members. The school now remains private and independent, but with a continued direct relationship to the nearby St. Francis and St. Anthony?s Mission Churches. Our mission is to provide each student a quality education that will prepare them for a fruitful life in partnership with their home, parish, and community. We do this by offering sound academic and spiritual instruction.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Total Students||88 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 51%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||10 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||7 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$1,150|
|Tuition Notes||Breakfast and lunch meals are charged at the end of the month based on student consumption.|
National avg.: 85%
|Total Sports Offered||2 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Paddle TennisBasketball, Paddle Tennis,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||1 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Student Council Student Council,
- We continue the Catholic tradition with our spiritual and academic goals. We have weekly Mass and Rosary with the students. We remember our traditions with the May crowning, the Feast of St. Francis, and children?s Christmas pageant. Academically, there is a great infusion of culture; a focus on reading, writing, and math; over 70 computers and a balance of enrichment activities for student success. Our sports program promotes health and well-being. Our teaching staff is made up entirely of volunteers. The teaching mission involves not only preparation for in class tasks, but also requires a significant community involvement and school operations component. Our volunteers do not need to have education degrees but must have a BS/BA degree. Volunteers must submit for a NM teaching internship license upon arrival. If you stay beyond one year, you must enter a teacher certification program and take the NM teacher assessments/test. Volunteers are provided community housing; breakfast and lunch on school days; a monthly $300 stipend; medical, dental, and life insurance; and we have worked with AmeriCorps providing the $4,700 Education Awards. The service commitment is 1 August to 31 May.
Profile last updated: 09/02/2014
- School Location Miles Grades Students
DulceGrades: K-12 | 16 students
Po Box 211
Dulce, NM 87528
IgnacioGrades: PK-6 | 115 students
Po Box 737
Ignacio, CO 81137
CubaGrades: K-2 | 7 students
Po Box 218
Cuba, NM 87013
FarmingtonGrades: KG-8 | 19 students
Po Box 3308
Farmington, NM 87499
Pagosa SpringsGrades: PK-5 | 111 students
56 Meadows Drive
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Rental Market Monitor
September 20, 2015
It is easy to fall into the trap of not keeping your skill-set current. There's no time and no need anyway. We look at why you need to keep things current and offer some suggestions as to how to proceed.
September 07, 2015
Choosing the right school for your child is a major project. We look a five reasons why you might be looking at the wrong schools.
August 30, 2015
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.