St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is a private, co-educational school serving children in PreKindergarten through 8th grade and children ages 2-4 years in our Part-Time Program. St. Francis is committed to promoting academic excellence, individual responsibility, and spiritual awareness among our students so they may live more fully in relationship with God and others.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 531 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, ADHD, Auditory Processing Issues
Year Founded
2004
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students
531 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
22 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Additional fees for registration, technology, and workbooks
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,200
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Susan Fetz

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Altar Servers, Duke Talent Search, Math Counts, National Junior Beta Club, National Junior Honor Society, News Bowl, Newspaper Staff, Robotics Club, Wordsmith, Yearbook Staff

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, theater/musical productions, Variety Show

School Calendar

View the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
1/2 day- First day of school (Events)
August 10, 2022 (Wednesday)
Fall Break- No school (Events)
October 05, 2022 (Wednesday)
Thanksgiving Break- No School (Events)
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break (Events)
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day For AR/STAR (Events)
May 05, 2023 (Friday)

School Notes

  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School offers four academic programs to meet the specific needs of your child.  The mission of our Traditional Program is to offer excellence in education, guided by love and service to God. Through our Faith, our faculty, and our families, we remain committed to embracing each child`s individual talents and providing them an engaging, and safe learning environment. Our talented faculty challenges each student using a 21st Century digital and collaborative learning approach. The primary mission of the PLUS Program is to foster academic, emotional, social and spiritual growth for all our students. We are specifically committed to serving the needs of those students who more effectively learn in a smaller classroom environment and with the support of teachers trained in remediation. The Enhance Program offers learning strategies and remediation to students in our Traditional Program who have been identified as having gaps in basic skills proficiency through our universal screening program, Easy CBM. This small group instruction takes place during the school day outside of core curriculum time.  This is in addition to and in support of the traditional classroom curriculum. The Gifted Enrichment Program offers challenging, hands-on learning opportunities to 2nd -5th grade students in our Traditional Program who scored in the top 10% in science and/or math on the Iowa Assessments. Visit our website at www.sfawolves.org and click on Academics for more information.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 531 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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