St. Francis High School

  • St. Francis High School is a Catholic, college preparatory schoolfor boys in grades 9-12.
  • Since its founding by the CapuchinFranciscan Friars in 1946, it has been committed to enriching themind and heart, strengthening respect through service and humility,creating a brotherhood, and envisioning men of virtue and peace.
  • Itoffers a challenging curriculum and many opportunities forextracurricular involvement.
  • St. Francis is fully accredited byWASC and the WCEA.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1946
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students600 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSt. Francis High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Literature, European History, Human Geography, Language and Composition, Latin, Microeconomics, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States Government, United States History
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Docker pants/shorts and collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 21
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,000
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorMr. Joe K. Monarrez


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.34 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Academic Decathlon, Alvernian (Yearbook), Armenian Club, Art Club, Black Student Union, Brotherhood of Christian Athletes, California Scholarship Federation, Chess Club, Drumline, Filipino-American Club, Fishing Club, Frisbee Club, Habitat for Humanity, Knight Life Student Newspaper, KNIT (Television News Station), Latin Honor Society, LINK, Living in Faith Experience, Los Oradores, Men’s Chorus, Mock Trial Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Robotic Club, Rogues Gallery, SALT, Spanish Honor Society, Sports Medicine Club, Sports Medicine Honor Society, St. Francis Robotics Team, Student Council/ASB

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mountain Bike Team

School Notes

  • Founded in 1946, St. Francis High School is a private,Catholic, college preparatory school for boys. The school is ownedby its Board of Directors and operated in sponsorship with theCapuchin Franciscan Friars of the Western American Province of OurLady of Angels. Our educational objectives incorporate both thebasic philosophy of Catholic education and the philosophy of theCapuchin Franciscan Order, in accordance with the laws of the Stateof California.
  • Enriching the Mind and Heart - We seek to develop in ourstudents the qualities of mind and heart necessary for matureliving in the spiritual and temporal world. In addition topreparing students for the rigors of university life, ourcurriculum and community life cultivate intellectual, emotional,physical, and spiritual growth, responsible citizenship, socialawareness, and aesthetic appreciation.
  • Strengthening Respect Through Service and Humility - Inspiredby the humility and love of Jesus Christ, Francis cherished andpromoted a deep appreciation of being "lesser." True followers ofChrist are always to be distinguished by their humility andservice, especially to the poor and marginalized. We toocherish and foster these essential qualities by encouragingstudents, faculty, and staff to develop the deep, mutual respectthat precludes divisiveness and elitism. We seek toexpand our affinity for our own community to embrace aricher, more meaningful affinity with the love of Christ forall humankind.
  • Creating a Brotherhood - The hallmark of the Franciscantradition is love - particularly, God's love as reflected in allcreation. Thus, the Franciscan charism includes promoting harmony,unity, and love in every human institution, the most fundamental ofwhich is the family. The St. Francis "family spirit" embraces notonly individual students' families, but also faculty, staff,administration, and alumni, as well as the Christian community atlarge. Our school family develops its sense of interconnectednessby participation in the activities of Church life - daily prayer,special liturgical celebration, the sacraments, retreats, and ourfour-year religion curriculum.
  • Envisioning Men ofVirtue and Peace - St. Francis HighSchool works to realize the Church's vision of God's kingdom onEarth by participating in the teaching mission of the RomanCatholic Church through the lens of the Franciscan virtues. St.Francis students are also encouraged to become good stewards to allof God's creation and to appreciate their education not only as ameans to college and career, but also as training for a life ofservice. As instruments of peace, they will build God's kingdomthrough example.
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