St. Francis High School

Tel: (818)790-0325
Grades: 9-12 | 600 students
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St. Francis High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for boys in grades 9-12.
Since its founding by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars in 1946, it has been committed to enriching the mind and heart, strengthening respect through service and humility, creating a brotherhood, and envisioning men of virtue and peace.
It offers a challenging curriculum and many opportunities for extracurricular involvement.
St. Francis is fully accredited by WASC and the WCEA.

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 9-12
Year Founded 1946

Student Body

Total Students 600 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
51%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. Francis High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Literature, European History, Human Geography, Language and Composition, Latin, Microeconomics, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States Government, United States History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Docker pants/shorts and collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 30
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,400
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Director Mr. Joe K. Monarrez

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 34 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Decathlon, Alvernian (Yearbook), Armenian Club, Art Club, Black Student Union, Brotherhood of Christian Athletes, California Scholarship Federation, Chess Club, Drumline, Filipino-American Club, Fishing Club, Frisbee Club, Habitat for Humanity, KNIT (Television News Station), Knight Life Student Newspaper, LINK, Latin Honor Society, Living in Faith Experience, Los Oradores, Men’s Chorus, Mock Trial Club, Mountain Bike Team, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Robotic Club, Rogues Gallery, SALT, Spanish Honor Society, Sports Medicine Club, Sports Medicine Honor Society, St. Francis Robotics Team, Student Council/ASB Armenian Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Drumline, Fishing Club, Frisbee Club, LINK, Los Oradores, Men’s Chorus, Mu Alpha Theta, Ping Pong Club, Robotic Club, Rogues Gallery, SALT, Academic Decathlon,
Alvernian (Yearbook),
Black Student Union,
Brotherhood of Christian Athletes,
California Scholarship Federation,
Filipino-American Club,
Habitat for Humanity,
KNIT (Television News Station),
Knight Life Student Newspaper,
Latin Honor Society,
Living in Faith Experience,
Mock Trial Club,
Mountain Bike Team,
National Honor Society,
Photography Club,
Spanish Honor Society,
Sports Medicine Club,
Sports Medicine Honor Society,
St. Francis Robotics Team,
Student Council/ASB,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1946, St. Francis High School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for boys. The school is owned by its Board of Directors and operated in sponsorship with the Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the Western American Province of Our Lady of Angels. Our educational objectives incorporate both the basic philosophy of Catholic education and the philosophy of the Capuchin Franciscan Order, in accordance with the laws of the State of California.  
  • Enriching the Mind and Heart - We seek to develop in our students the qualities of mind and heart necessary for mature living in the spiritual and temporal world. In addition to preparing students for the rigors of university life, our curriculum and community life cultivate intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth, responsible citizenship, social awareness, and aesthetic appreciation.  
  • Strengthening Respect Through Service and Humility - Inspired by the humility and love of Jesus Christ, Francis cherished and promoted a deep appreciation of being "lesser." True followers of Christ are always to be distinguished by their humility and service, especially to the poor and marginalized. We  too cherish and foster these essential qualities by encouraging  students, faculty, and staff to develop the deep, mutual respect that  precludes divisiveness and elitism. We seek to expand  our affinity for  our own community to embrace a richer, more meaningful affinity with  the love of Christ for all humankind.    
  • Creating a Brotherhood - The hallmark of the Franciscan tradition is love - particularly, God's love as reflected in all creation. Thus, the Franciscan charism includes promoting harmony, unity, and love in every human institution, the most fundamental of which is the family. The St. Francis "family spirit" embraces not only individual students' families, but also faculty, staff, administration, and alumni, as well as the Christian community at large. Our school family develops its sense of interconnectedness by participation in the activities of Church life - daily prayer, special liturgical celebration, the sacraments, retreats, and our four-year religion curriculum.  
  • Envisioning Men of Virtue and Peace - St. Francis High School works to realize the Church's vision of God's kingdom on Earth by participating in the teaching mission of the Roman Catholic Church through the lens of the Franciscan virtues. St. Francis students are also encouraged to become good stewards to all of God's creation and to appreciate their education not only as a means to college and career, but also as training for a life of service. As instruments of peace, they will build God's kingdom through example.

Profile last updated: 01/27/2016

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We love the atmosphere at St. Francis. The faculty really love the boys and provides them a great environment to learn and prosper as young men. We have 2 boys currently at St. Francis and they love the school, faculty, and students. We believe they have been properly prepared for college and life after college.
- Posted by Parent, 04/25/13

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