Mission & Philosophy

Mission and Philosophy of Education:

St. Francis School is to be an independent, interdenominational school providing high-quality education to children from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. The school will not be affiliated with any church or religious denomination or other supporting organization.

Mission Statement:

St. Francis School shall be an interdenominational school committed:

  • to low student-teacher ratios and attention to the needs of every student;
  • to excellence in achievement without exclusivity in admissions;
  • to a student body that is integrated racially, ethnically, economically, and religiously;
  • and to an atmosphere that is both supportive of Christian values and welcoming to children of all faiths.

Philosophy of Education:

  • To sustain a nurturing and caring environment that draws together children, parents, and teachers.
  • To use a curriculum designed for the advanced student, while recognizing individual variation and supporting achievement according to ability.
  • To meet the unique needs of any student through personal attention.
  • To instill a sense of responsibility and self esteem as an integral part of every child’s development.
  • To emphasize and utilize parental involvement as a necessary element of children’s education.
  • To invite a diverse mixture of students from many different backgrounds and outlooks.
  • To encourage the student’s personal development in an atmosphere that is comfortable for children and parents of all faiths.