St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic School

525 West Vista Way,
Vista, CA, 92083-0920
     Tel: (760)630-7960
Grades: NS - 8 | 194 students
At St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, we share a partnership of students, parents, clergy, administration, and staff who fully embrace the Christ-centered and child-centered Mission and Philosophy of our school.
This focus guides us as we provide a Catholic education of excellence.
The administration and staff of St. Francis School are dedicated, professionally qualified and committed to continuous student learning and achievement.
Our two most important goals are to assist your child in his/her faith formation and prepare him/her to be productive, successful individuals of the twenty-first century.
We achieve these goals through the school wide learning expectations of faith and worship, scholastic achievement, and stewardship.

There is no greater gift you can give your child, grandchild, or godchild, than the Catholic education we offer at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.
Established in 1961, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School educates students in preschool through eighth grade and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association.
We are eager to share our God given gifts with your family as we continue to work in the mission for the Lord.
It is our hope and prayer that you will join us at St. Francis ofAssisi Catholic School and see how we are ready to serve you and your family!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Support Program
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 194 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 37%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 7%
Average Class Size 23 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,595
Tuition Notes Discounts on multiple children
% on Financial Aid 15%
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mary Drego

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
Flag FootballFootball,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassadors for Christ, Athletics, Band, Homework Club, Student Council Athletics, Band, Homework Club, Ambassadors for Christ,
Student Council,

School Notes:

Mission Statement 
With Jesus Christ as our model and through a dedicated partnership of parish, parents and educators, we strive to prepare our students to become productive global citizens of the twenty-first century.  

Philosophy 
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School identifies faith, scholastic achievement and stewardship as the educational foundation upon which a partnership of home and school is built. We provide a nurturing environment where students can grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, psychologically and physically. Recognizing parents as primary educators, and teachers as facilitators for learning, our students develop within an educational program rooted in Catholic faith that imparts knowledge, values, and life skills according to the individual nees and abilities of each child. Education is a process that transcends the immediate future and with this shared vision, we strive to instill in our students a life-long commitment and societal responsibility to the Christian ideals of peace, justice, equality, and respect for all life. 

Profile last updated: 12/10/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Halstrom Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vista Christian School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is All Saints Preschool/kindergarten (1.1 miles away)
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