St. Francis High School

5900 Elvas Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95819-0958
     Tel: (916)452-3461
        
   
Grades: 9 - 12 | 1082 students
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For sixty-five years, St. Francis High School has been more than an outstanding educational institution for young women. St. Francis continues to be a living, growing community of faith, excellence, leadership and service. As a Catholic school, St. Francis High School embraces the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. While serving the Catholic families of the diocese of Sacramento, St. Francis also welcomes individuals of other faiths, recognizing the unique gifts they bring to the greater community.
The St. Francis High School sports complex contains a 1200-seat gymnasium and fully equipped fitness room. Physical education offerings include Dance, Karate, and Yoga, as well as more traditional P.E. Inter-scholastic athletics are an integral part of the St. Francis High School education. St. Francis athletes value teamwork and understand that achievement comes through discipline, perseverance and commitment. They realize that respect for opponents is as important as individual and team success. Athletics enhance the positive climate and Christian experience at St. Francis High School and help to develop confident, respectful and determined women. The gymnasium also accommodates the entire student body for rallies and liturgies and provides a venue for fundraising events, such as the annual Crab Feed and "A Taste of the Arts."
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For sixty-five years, St. Francis High School has been more than an outstanding educational institution for young women. St. Francis continues to be a living, growing community of faith, excellence, leadership and service. As a Catholic school, St. Francis High School embraces the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. While serving the Catholic families of the diocese of Sacramento, St. Francis also welcomes individuals of other faiths, recognizing the unique gifts they bring to the greater community.
What unites the members of our faith community is their commitment to “Pax et Bonum,” the motto of St. Francis High School. “Pax et Bonum” embodies the spirit of the school and its dedication to the qualities of “Peace and Goodness” evident in the life of its patron, St. Francis of Assisi. It is this quest for “Peace and Goodness” that inspires all members of the community – students, teachers, staff and parents – to respect one another’s beliefs, to share their individual spiritual journeys and to pray and work together as St. Francis of Assisi taught. The statue of St. Francis of Assisi that graces the front entrance of the school was created by Adan Romo, local artist and sculpture instructor at St. Francis High School.
Incorporated into the Arts Complex is a 500-seat theatre, recording studio and learning spaces custom-designed for drama, dance, sculpture, drawing, painting, multi-media design, choir, and orchestra. The beautiful new arts center is the home and heart of the St. Francis arts community and visually illustrates the school’s philosophy and commitment to The Arts.
The technical capabilities built into the new Arts Complex allow St. Francis students to strive for the highest levels of achievement. State-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment and a fly tower allow for professional quality theatre staging and even the ability to fly. St. Francis High School's spring 2005 production of Peter Pan garnered nine Elly nominations.
The theatre lobby doubles as a gallery, displaying the visual art produced in drawing, painting, figure sculpture, and AP Studio Art. In the fall of 2005, 573 of the school's 956 students were enrolled in a visual arts class.
The Library Resource Center serves as the information hub of the campus, offering an integrated approach to research. The library media and technology programs engage students in the world of research and communication as an extension of the classroom curriculum. Collaborative planning with faculty results in meaningful and timely teaching of information skills. The library media program focuses on research skills instruction, curriculum support and information resources.
Four new science classes were added to the campus in spring 2004. The philosophy of the Science Department is to promote an understanding of the basic principals of science. After four years, the student will have an understanding of the basic order in nature and have an appreciation of the laws of the universe. Science courses are designed to meet the state standards and UC requirements. Courses starting with the freshman year are developed in a sequential fashion to encourage upper level courses in the future.
The St. Francis High School sports complex contains a 1200-seat gymnasium and fully equipped fitness room. Physical education offerings include Dance, Karate, and Yoga, as well as more traditional P.E. 
Inter-scholastic athletics are an integral part of the St. Francis High School education. St. Francis athletes value teamwork and understand that achievement comes through discipline, perseverance and commitment. They realize that respect for opponents is as important as individual and team success. Athletics enhance the positive climate and Christian experience at St. Francis High School and help to develop confident, respectful and determined women.
The gymnasium also accommodates the entire student body for rallies and liturgies and provides a venue for fundraising events, such as the annual Crab Feed and
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St. Francis Catholic High School is a diocesan college preparatory school dedicated to serving young women and their families who seek spiritual growth and academic excellence.
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We are committed to integrating faith into the learning process, promoting the gospel values of Jesus Christ, building community, and providing opportunities for worship.
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We strive to help each student develop her gifts and talents to become a model of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness) through leadership and service.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1940

Student Body

Total Students 1082 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade St. Francis High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 78%
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses American Government/Politics, AP Computer Science, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, French 4 Language, French Literature, Spanish 4 Language, Spanish Literature, Studio Art, US History  
Average SAT score 1709
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 28 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,200
Tuition Notes $600 registration fee and $75 technology fee
Admissions Director Lisa Wilkins

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballCross Country,
DivingGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A Cappella, Anime, Art Club, Asian Pacific Club, Book Club, California Scholarship Federation, Celebrations Club, Club De Espanol, Disney Club, Environmental Club, Fashion Club, French Club, Gourmet Club, Il Circolo Italiano, In Production, International Dance Club, Junior Statesmen, L.I.V.E., Latin Club, Mandolin (Student Newspaper), National Honor Society, Pink Ladies, Spirit in Motion, Venture Club, Young Women Standing Up A Cappella, Anime, Art Club, Book Club, Disney Club, Fashion Club, French Club, Gourmet Club, In Production, L.I.V.E., Latin Club, Pink Ladies, Venture Club, Asian Pacific Club,
California Scholarship Federation,
Celebrations Club,
Club De Espanol,
Environmental Club,
Il Circolo Italiano,
International Dance Club,
Junior Statesmen,
Mandolin (Student Newspaper),
National Honor Society,
Spirit in Motion,
Young Women Standing Up,

School Notes:

St. Francis Catholic High School is Fully Accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Schools 533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200 Burlingame, CA 94010 Phone: (650) 696-1060

Profile last updated: 02/25/2014

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