St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School is committed to Faith development and adheres to high academic expectations.
We proudly serve the communities of Lakewood, Steilacoom, DuPont, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Parkland, Spanaway, and all outlying areas.
Military Families are especially welcome! St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School, in partnership with parents, strives to foster the formation of the whole child.
The school is committed to Faith development in Scripture, Tradition, and Catholic social teaching, and adheres to high academic expectations.
St. Frances Cabrini School, a diverse community, provides a safe, nurturing environment where students are empowered to develop to their fullest potential.
Our goal is to provide students with challenges that build a quality academic foundation enhanced by our Catholic heritage.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 236 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,500
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Frances Cabrini School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
236 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
St. Frances Cabrini School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
(School Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Registration Fee • $250 per child for returning families; $300 per child for new families. Tuition based on grade level and Parishioner Status.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Rose Vlad


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, coding, robotics, Spanish Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club

School Notes

  • Welcome to St. Frances Cabrini School! People believe in Catholic Schools because they have a proven record of success.  So does Cabrini.  People believe in Catholic Schools because they are safe, secure places. 
  • At Cabrini, as in all Catholic schools, students are taught about their responsibilities to other people. Students are given opportunities and challenges to act out their Christian values. SFC enhances the self-worth of students by providing them with Christian motivations for their actions. This is total education.
  • We invite you to experience Cabrini. Tour our school and see for yourself. Contact us to arrange a visit and see why St. Frances Cabrini School may be the best option for your child's education.
Profile last updated: 12/01/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
I went to St. Francis Gabriel school back in the sixties. I am now sixty-four years old. I have incredible memories and fondness for this school, and all the nuns who taught me. My father was stationed at McCord AFB at the time. Sure miss those days for sure!
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My military family found a little gem hidden in Lakewood, Washington. St Frances Cabrini School has laid a solid foundation for my sons' educational success, not only is he academically well rounded but he's also a caring and thoughtful individual with strong Christian values.
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St. Frances Cabrini Pre-Kindergarten is such a loving and caring environment for our children and our family. Both our boys have had the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. We feel truly blessed to have wonderful teachers and a safe environment for our kids. SFC Pre-K is highly recommended.
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Finding St. Frances Cabrini School for our family was a blessing in disguise. After living overseas for 3 years and having our children attend Japanese preschool, I never thought I would find anything comparable coming back to the states. Finding an affordable and accredited Pre-K program for my twins was not an easy task. Within the first few weeks they surpassed my expectations. I am beyond blessed to have found this school, and excited to now have all 3 of my children attend for the next 8 years.
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St. Frances Cabrini School has been an amazing experience for my son. Pre-K is the foundation every child needs to learn values and religion.My son has learned all these things and more. He has learned respect for others, discipline, and the importance of religion. The principal and teachers value every child and are committed to their learning experience. St. Frances Cabrini provides an excellent education and I look forward to watching my son continue his learning path at this school.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 236 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,500
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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