St Francis School

Hc 71 Box 26 Rte 356
Lumberton, NM 87528-0875
Tel: (575)759-3252
Grades: K-8 | 88 students
This is us: the good, the bad, the shy, the outgoing, the playful, the serious - clearly diversity at its best, but a great group of people.
This is us: the good, the bad, the shy, the outgoing, the playful, the serious - clearly diversity at its best, but a great group of people.
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 88 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade St Francis School Student 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.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


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


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)
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    27.2 miles
    Po Box 211
    Dulce, NM 87528
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    41.8 miles
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    42.7 miles
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    Grades: KG-8 | 19 students
    44.2 miles
    Po Box 3308
    Farmington, NM 87499
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    56 Meadows Drive
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