St. Francis Catholic School

  • St. Francis Catholic School's vision is based on providing "Quality Education with Christ as the Focus." We strive to prepare our children for success in a competitive world while building their faith and character.
  • St. Francis Catholic School's strategic vision is comprised of three components: Academic Excellence "Quality Education", Faith/Character "Christ as the Focus" and Fiscal Responsibility.
  • The children of St. Francis Catholic School will be competing in a global economy.
  • It is up to us to prepare them for the challenge.
  • This includes not only high quality instruction in reading, math and science, but also skills that will allow them to deal effectively with a rapidly changing world.
  • It is important that our students become active, lifelong learners.
  • Our students will need the ability to integrate new knowledge into their daily activities.
  • St. Francis Catholic School is not only a private school, it is a Catholic school. We hold in utmost importance the development of a Christian attitude and philosophy of life based on the teachings of Christ. We will infuse these teachings into all aspects of the curriculum. St. Francis Catholic School will work to further Christ`s mission by welcoming and encouraging attendance by people of all nationalities and all Christian faiths who recognize the impact of teaching Catholic values as a part of youth formation.
  • The financial health of St. Francis Catholic School is important in ensuring St. Francis Catholic School is available to future generations.
  • Enrollment is an important component of the financial health of St. Francis Catholic School.
  • St. Francis Catholic School will strive to ensure that a Catholic education is available to everyone whose values are aligned with the school vision.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1878

Student Body

Total Students213 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 13%
Students by GradeSt. Francis Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(red, white, or blue button shirt with navy trousers)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,163
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$884
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAmanda Speese

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Battle of the Books, LEGO League, Math Bee

Arts and Music Programs:
5/6 Band

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