St Francis School

Hc 71 Box 26 Rte 356,
Lumberton, NM, 87528-0875
Tel: (575)759-3252
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 Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1919

Student Body

Total Students 87 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 100%
State avg.: 47%
Students by Grade St Francis School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
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.
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, Paddle TennisBasketballPaddle Tennis,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Student Council Student Council,

School Notes:

  • 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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Good News Christian Academy (27.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Good News Christian Academy (27.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy (41.8 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Dulce Good News Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    Po Box 211
    Dulce , NM , 87528
    (575)759-1390
    (Baptist)
    27.2  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Ignacio Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    Po Box 737
    Ignacio , CO , 81137
    (970)563-0253
    Montessori School
    41.8  mi  |  44  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Cuba Immaculate Conception School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Po Box 218
    Cuba , NM , 87013
    (505)289-3749
    (Roman Catholic)
    43  mi  |  7  students  |  Gr.  K-2
  • Farmington La Vida Mission School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Po Box 3308
    Farmington , NM , 87499
    (505)786-5539
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    44.2  mi  |  22  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Pagosa Springs Our Savior Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    56 Meadows Drive
    Pagosa Springs , CO , 81147
    (970)731-5910
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    45.7  mi  |  111  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Homeschool or Private School?
Homeschool or Private School?
What do you do when you are dissatisfied with your local public schools? Homeschool your children? Send them to private school? Let's look at your options.
Religious Schools: An Overview
Your religion matters to you. You want your child to attend a school which will combine academics and religious education. Here is an overview of what is available together with some links to denominational web sites.
7 Ways to Improve Your Math Scores
Add things up and you'll quickly find the answer- math is crucial both in academics and the real world. By following these strategies and following personal training programs, students can uncover their weaknesses and conquer math.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of citizenship:
Student is:
Male   Female  
In grade:           For entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in New Mexico is $5,545 for elementary schools and $9,955 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Mexico is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).