St. Francis Solanus School

St. Francis Solanus School is based on our Catholic tradition, which uniquely stresses the education of the whole child according to his/her God-given rights and innate self-worth.
The school's main purpose is to teach by word and example, the living Christ and His message, to produce responsible men and women who will better the human society in which they live.
St. Francis School has an educational program that stresses skills in the basic subjects in order to prepare students, through a variety of learning experiences, to face the future responsibly.
Additionally, our educational program seeks to develop all the talents and abilities of its students by encouraging them to fill roles in programs of the Catholic Youth Organization and the Parochial Music Organization.
An active and excellent Scout Program is another feature of the St. Francis School experience.
Creativity is recognized as a valuable and indispensable part of the total education of the individual and is highly promoted through experimentation in a varied curricular program.
Cultural and educational facilities of our community are utilized by employing resources such as the bookmobile, educational films and filmstrips, audiovisual materials, our library, and other resource personnel.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 237 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1862

Student Body

Total Students
237 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Francis Solanus School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
khaki, navy , black pants, collard shirts of certain colors

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • St. Francis Solanus School is based on our Catholic tradition, which uniquely stresses the education of the whole child according to his/her God-given rights and innate self-worth. The school's main purpose is to teach by word and example, the living Christ and His message, to produce responsible men and women who will better the human society in which they live. St. Francis School has an educational program that stresses skills in the basic subjects in order to prepare students, through a variety of learning experiences, to face the future responsibly. Additionally, our educational program seeks to develop all the talents and abilities of its students by encouraging them to fill roles in programs of the Catholic Youth Organization and the Parochial Music Organization. An active and excellent Scout Program is another feature of the St. Francis School experience. Creativity is recognized as a valuable and indispensable part of the total education of the individual and is highly promoted through experimentation in a varied curricular program. Cultural and educational facilities of our community are utilized by employing resources such as the bookmobile, educational films and filmstrips, audiovisual materials, our library, and other resource personnel.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Caren Kemner - Olympian: volleyball
    • Jim Finigan - MLB
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are St. Francis Solanus School often compared to?
St. Francis Solanus Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St. Peter School by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from St. Francis Solanus School?
St. Francis Solanus School famous alumni include: Caren Kemner and Jim Finigan.
What is St. Francis Solanus School's ranking?
St. Francis Solanus School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Francis Solanus School?
The application deadline for St. Francis Solanus School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
With 160 years of faith-filled education experience, St. Francis Solanus Catholic School has been a cornerstone of the Quincy, IL community for generations. The welcoming school and parish families eagerly welcome new members joining the St. Francis Solanus family. The school offers a plethora of reasons to consider enrolling your child, including weekly Mass, daily prayers, and events to nurture religious development. The innovative, caring, and experienced teaching staff work tirelessly to develop the whole child, offering specialist classes in P.E., music, art, and library, as well as a STEM lab for grades 6-8. Small class sizes, affordable before and after-school care, and a central location across from Quincy University make St. Francis Solanus School a fantastic choice for any family!
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5  
As a parent of two students at St. Francis Solanus Catholic School in Quincy, IL, I highly recommend this school. From the moment you enter the school, you'll be part of a warm and nurturing family. The teachers and staff are truly remarkable, going the extra mile to make sure each student gets an outstanding education. One of the major perks of St. Francis Solanus is the fantastic student-to-teacher ratio, which allows for personalized attention and support. Another awesome thing about St. Francis Solanus is its excellent commitment to state-of-the-art technology and teaching methods, which keeps the learning experience modern and engaging. Your kids will flourish, both academically and socially. Besides the strong academics, the school places a huge emphasis on developing the whole child. The school community is welcoming and supportive, offering a great variety of extracurricular activities, athletics, arts & music, and other creative opportunities for students to explore their passions. But what truly makes St. Francis Solanus stand out commitment to solid Catholic values that are the foundation of everything they do. The emphasis on character development, service to others, and faith formation can be seen throughout the school. We're so thankful for this strong foundation and the caring, dedicated staff who make it all possible. Overall, we feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the St. Francis Solanus Parish & School family. We`re confident that it's the best possible place for our kids to learn, grow, and thrive.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 237 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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