St Francis Xavier School

Tel: (215)763-6564
Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
St. Francis Xavier School, a K-8 rural school of approximately two hundred eighty-five students, is located in Gettysburg, PA. Although a small community, Gettysburg is both a college and a historic town.
This unique influence complements its rural traditions.
Like our Parish, our students come from diverse backgrounds.
We continue to prepare the children to face the challenges inherent in any modern day society.
The parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and students are united by a common spirit.
St. Francis Xavier School was established in 1877.
The Sisters of Charity, Emmitsburg, MD, were the first group of Religious women to teach at the school.
When they were withdrawn in 1920, the Sisters of Mercy were invited to staff St. Francis Xavier School.
The Mercy charism continues today to celebrate the Catholic faith, transmit the gospel values and, in partnership with parents, faculty, and the community, prepare the students to face the future with Christian insight.
In 1994, the Sisters of St. Joseph were invited to join the parish community and assist in ministering to the people of God.
In 2002-2003, we proudly celebrated 125 years of teaching minds and hearts.
Our motto has been taken from the works of St. Francis Xavier: "Educate them in the Christian Way of Life." To this day, we strive to follow this worthy maxim.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 205 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade St Francis Xavier School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Philadelphia Mennonite High School (PMHS) (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Girard College (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is College Child Development Ctr. (0.7 miles away)
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  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 9-12 | 86 students
    0.3 miles
    860 N 24th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 1-12 | 277 students
    0.5 miles
    2101 S College Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-8 | 30 students
    0.6 miles
    2534 W Thompson St
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 9-12 | 500 students
    0.6 miles
    311 N 19th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Philadelphia
    The Caring Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 19 students
    0.6 miles
    3101 Spring Garden St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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