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When they were withdrawn in 1920, the Sisters of Mercy were invited to staff St. Francis Xavier School.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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Total Students||205 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||14 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Nearby Private Schools:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
PhiladelphiaGrades: 9-12 | 86 students
860 N 24th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
PhiladelphiaGrades: 1-12 | 277 students
2101 S College Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
PhiladelphiaGrades: K-8 | 30 students
2534 W Thompson St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
PhiladelphiaGrades: 9-12 | 500 students
311 N 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
PhiladelphiaGrades: K | 19 students
3101 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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