St. Francis of Assisi
School Hours

School Begins
8:00 a.m.

Opening Exercises
8:10 a.m.

School Ends
3:00 p.m.

In accordance with directives from the Office of Lifelong Formation and Education, the school day consists of six (6) hours of instruction and one-half (½) hour for lunch. St. Francis of Assisi extends the day by 15 minutes in order to dismiss at noon, one day a month, for teacher professional development.

Additional Information
Our School, Our Mission, and Our Philosophy

Our small school is dedicated to academic excellence, and our students realize exceptional and wonderful accomplishments in science, math, reading, and writing. However, academics is not our sole endeavor; we also strive to teach compassion, caring, and service to others. Our students beautifully organize service projects and volunteer many, many hours for the benefit of others from the minute they begin their days at our school. St. Francis students know what it means to have a big heart.

Our Mission

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is a value-centered learning community dedicated to preparing our students to become lifelong learners and Christian stewards.

Our Philosophy and Objectives

Interior of cathedralSt. Francis of Assisi School provides, in accordance with the philosophy of the Catholic Elementary School System, for the full spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social development of the student. Our goal is the formation of a responsive, Christian person. Each area of the school program is directed toward this goal

The following objectives have been identified as essential to the education of a Christian person:

  • To create a Christian educational community within the school and in the community demonstrated by student service to others.
  • To inspire growth through personal prayer, Sacramental preparation, liturgy planning, and participation.
  • To help the student discover and develop a positive sense of self-esteem, through self-discovery of basic gifts and personal talents.
  • To broaden social skills through the practice of effective communication and cooperation.
  • To include the parish community in the school educational process by frequent communication and volunteer opportunity.
  • To motivate students’ personal development of discipline and study habits.
  • To enable students to acquire basic skills of learning while recognizing the students’ learning styles and potential.
  • To help each student develop the power to think constructively, to solve problems, and to reason independently and ethically.
  • To encourage creative response in the student by developing an appreciation of the humanities acquired through continuous exposure to art, music, theatre, literature, and foreign language.
  • To encourage a response in the student to the sciences by developing in them the ability to understand the contribution of science to the well-being of all life.
  • To develop in the student sound habits and attitudes of physical and mental health.
  • To respond to hurting students and families with caring and professional help.
  • To model respect for all the cultural, political, and religious differences found in a society.
  • To provide for each student educational opportunities and participatory experiences which emphasize the heritage, privileges, and responsibilities of American citizenship.