St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic School

525 West Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083-0920
Tel: (760)630-7960
Grades: NS-8 | 274 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 274 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 23 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $4,595
Tuition Notes Discounts on multiple children
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mary Drego


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


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: 07/30/2015

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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  • Vista
    Vista Christian School
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: K-9 | 138 students
    0.3 miles
    290 N Melrose Dr
    Vista, CA 92083
  • San Diego
    Grades: 6-12 | 23 students
    0.4 miles
    9988 Hibert St., Ste. 210
    San Diego, CA 92131
  • Vista
    All Saints Preschool/kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-KG | 67 students
    1.1 miles
    651 Eucalyptus Ave
    Vista, CA 92084
  • Vista
    New Haven Nps
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 64 students
    1.1 miles
    216 W Los Angeles Dr
    Vista, CA 92083
  • Vista
    Grades: KG-12 | 267 students
    1.5 miles
    885 E Vista Way
    Vista, CA 92084

School Reviews

Both our daughter and son have thrived academically and socially at St. Francis during our five years at the school. We appreciate the administration''s attention to academic best practices and the faculty''s enthusiasm for helping our kids learn and grow. The community of parents is also pretty fantastic, and we''ve found much support and friendship in the St. Francis community.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Our daughters are in 5th & 7th grade and have been attending St. Francis since Kindergarten. They have received an EXCELLENT education at St. Francis. The teachers are wonderful and the Learning Resource teacher has been a wonderful addition to the school to get the most out of their education for every type of learner. The families are an added bonus to this incredible school. The parents are vested in their child''s education and take pleasure in helping to support the school.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
The school has a nurturing and loving environment that has encouraged my kids to advance academically and grow in character year after year. I appreciate the open communication between the principle, teachers and parents. My kids have also been able to participate in some of the after school programs including: archery, art, tennis and little STEM (science, technology and math). St. Francis School has a family atmosphere for the kids as well as the parents. Our family has been at this school for 7 years and we love it!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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