St. Francis High School

St. Francis High School, a Catholic college preparatory school, develops faithful men, loving brothers, virtuous leaders and dedicated learners in the Capuchin Franciscan tradition of love, discipline, and prayer.
Since its founding by the Capuchin Franciscan friars in 1946, St. Francis has remained committed to enriching the mind and heart, strengthening respect through service and humility, creating a brotherhood, and envisioning men of virtue and peace.
It offers a challenging academic curriculum, a competitive athletic program, and a wide variety of opportunities for extracurricular involvement.
St. Francis is fully accredited by WASC and the WCEA.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 600 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,700
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 21
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Francis High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
600 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
St. Francis High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, 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 Code
Docker pants/shorts and collared shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 21
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition amount for 2023-2024 school year.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Mr. Joe K. Monarrez
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Betty Dowling



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
35 extracurriculars
Academic Decathlon, Armenian Club, Black Student Union, Brotherhood of Christian Athletes, California Scholarship Federation, Chess Club, Drumline, Filipino-American Club, Fishing Club, Frisbee Club, Habitat for Humanity, Latin Honor Society, Los Oradores, Mock Trial Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Robotic Club, Rogues Gallery, Spanish Honor Society, Sports Medicine Club, Sports Medicine Honor Society, St. Francis Robotics Team, Student Council/ASB

Club or Organization:
Aviation Club, LINK, Living in Faith Experience, Recycling Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Alvernian (Yearbook), Art Club, Knight Life Student Newspaper, KNIT (Television News Station), Men’s Chorus

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 owned by its Board of Directors and operated in sponsorship with the Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the Western American Province of Our Lady of Angels. Our educational objectives incorporate both thebasic philosophy of Catholic education and the philosophy of the Capuchin Franciscan Order, in accordance with the laws of the State of California.
  • Enriching the Mind and Heart - We seek to develop in our students the qualities of mind and heart necessary for mature living in the spiritual and temporal world. In addition to preparing students for the rigors of university life, our curriculum and community life cultivate intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth, responsible citizenship, social awareness, and aesthetic appreciation.
  • Strengthening Respect Through Service and Humility - Inspired by the humility and love of Jesus Christ, Francis cherished and promoted a deep appreciation of being "lesser." True followers of Christ are always to be distinguished by their humility and service, especially to the poor and marginalized. We too cherish and foster these essential qualities by encouraging students, faculty, and staff to develop the deep, mutual respect that precludes divisiveness and elitism. We seek to expand our affinity for our own community to embrace a richer, more meaningful affinity with the love of Christ for all humankind.
  • Creating a Brotherhood - The hallmark of the Franciscan tradition is love - particularly, God's love as reflected in all creation. Thus, the Franciscan charism includes promoting harmony, unity, and love in every human institution, the most fundamental of which 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 at large. Our school family develops its sense of interconnectedness by participation in the activities of Church life - daily prayer, special liturgical celebration, the sacraments, retreats, and our four-year religion curriculum.
  • Envisioning Men of Virtue and Peace - St. Francis High School works to realize the Church's vision of God's kingdom on Earth by participating in the teaching mission of the Roman Catholic Church through the lens of the Franciscan virtues. St. Francis students are also encouraged to become good stewards to all of God's creation and to appreciate their education not only as ameans to college and career, but also as training for a life of service. As instruments of peace, they will build God's kingdom through example.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Francis High School cost?
St. Francis High School's tuition is approximately $21,700 for private students.
Does St. Francis High School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. Francis High School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does St. Francis High School offer?
St. Francis High School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Weightlifting. St. Francis High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is St. Francis High School's ranking?
St. Francis High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Francis High School?
The application deadline for St. Francis High School is Jan. 21.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Even though we are faced with a pandemic and my son hasn't had the opportunity to be on campus, his teachers have been very helpful, caring and motivating. From his mentor to his counselor to Ftr Tony, you can feel the brotherhood.
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We love the atmosphere at St. Francis. The faculty really love the boys and provides them a great environment to learn and prosper as young men. We have 2 boys currently at St. Francis and they love the school, faculty, and students. We believe they have been properly prepared for college and life after college.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 600 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,700
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 21
  • Source: Verified school update

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