St. Frances Academy
Saint Frances Academy has the distinction of being the oldest continually operating African American Catholic educational facility in the United States.
It was established with the mission to teach "children of color to read the Bible" an illegal act during the era of American slavery.
192 years later, Saint Frances Academy offers a traditional, co-educational, college-preparatory curriculum for students in grades nine through twelve.
An honors program is available to select students and all students complete a community service component.
Independently owned and operated by the Oblate Sisters of Providence, Saint Frances Academy is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education and is accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||226 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 32%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||15 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Blazer, Khaki pants, black/brown shoes)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 18 / Feb. 18 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$10,800|
|Tuition Notes||* There are no additional student or technology fees.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$2,200|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||R. A. Mills|
|Total Sports Offered||6 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Football,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||12 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Key Club, National Honor Society Chapter, Peer Ministry, Prom Committee, Student Government, The Crew, Yearbook Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Gospel Choir, Liturgical Dance, Poetry
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- Through its dignity and uniqueness, St. Frances Academy continues the legacy of Mother Mary Lange, its foundress. St. Frances Academy, with faith in God's Providence, provides the immediate neighborhood and the Baltimore area relevant educational programs which gives all members a sense of their cultural heritage and giftedness by helping students and members of the community, particularly the poor and the neglected, to recognize, develop and live as respectful, responsible, and just members of God's human family.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Baltimore Grades: 9-12 | 922 students
4403 Frederick Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 644-3300 4.5 9-12
- Baltimore Grades: 9-12 | 323 students
2800 Edison Highway
Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 732-6200 2.1 9-12
- Baltimore Grades: 9-12 | 329 students
1300 E Northern Pkwy
Baltimore, MD 21239
(410) 433-8880 4.5 9-12
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