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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 236 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,900
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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
1953

Student Body

Total Students
236 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
St. Frances Cabrini School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
15%
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
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
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,200
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Rose Vlad

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Frances Cabrini School cost?

St. Frances Cabrini School's tuition is approximately $6,900 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of St. Frances Cabrini School?

The acceptance rate of St. Frances Cabrini School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 85%.

What sports does St. Frances Cabrini School offer?

St. Frances Cabrini School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is St. Frances Cabrini School's ranking?

St. Frances Cabrini School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. Frances Cabrini School?

The application deadline for St. Frances Cabrini School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
My parents enrolled Me in 1953. Graduated in 1958. Best teachers and a wonderful learning experience. Had to attend a public school in 1959 and found Myself way ahead of My classmates. Sister Robert Mary was My eighth-grade teacher and was also the Principle at the time. Wonderful Woman.
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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 236 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,900
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Pierce County, WA is $9,841 for elementary schools and $12,998 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pierce County, WA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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