The Guidance Department of St. Francis High School shares in the general philosophy of the school in its respect for the uniqueness of each student and her right and responsibility to achieve her potential. Our commitment is to educate the whole student by providing an environment where students achieve their highest potential through intellectual, social, and spiritual development. Learn more about our Guidance and Wellness program
Faith & Service
Prayer & Worship
Fifteen school-wide Masses and prayer services mark key moments in the liturgical and school year. Students also attend Theology class Masses, and special liturgies and memorials as requested. In lieu of the Eucharist, non-Catholic students are encouraged to receive a blessing. Parents and grandparents are always welcome to attend. Among the cherished St. Francis traditions are the special family Masses celebrated by each grade level during the year. Read More on Prayer and Worship
The retreat program offers students opportunities to explore their lives, their spirituality and their relationship with God and others. Students of all faith backgrounds attend a retreat each year while at St. Francis. Read More about Retreats
Christian Service is a response to the call to emulate the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as it is presented in the Gospels. As ministers of God’s love and mercy, Christians are called to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick and visit the imprisoned (cf. Matthew 25:35-36). Because this component of faith is so important, each student must complete a minimum number of direct service hours in pre-approved, non-profit agencies.This yearly minimum number of direct service hours is a requirement to complete her Theology class.
All types of service are encouraged and of value, yet the graduation requirement is focused on direct service in non-profit agencies working with those in need. Read more on Christian Service
Clubs and Academic Teams
Students can participate in over 40 clubs and 8 Academic Teams
St. Francis High School provides a school-issued Chromebook to every student to be used both at school and at home. This program best fits the needs of our students today, enhances the students’ overall learning and educational experiences, and supports students and faculty in the classroom. The Chromebook is a tool that will help advance learning and make the educational experience, in and out of the classroom, a more dynamic one.
We know that investing in a St. Francis Catholic High School education is a significant financial commitment, and we offer a tuition assistance program to families with demonstrated financial need.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, approximately 29% of the St. Francis student body received financial assistance, with an average award of $4,500.00. In addition to over $1.3 million in tuition grants, St. Francis Catholic High School also assists students with co-curricular fees and expenses.
The 2016-2017 tuition is $13,300 plus $650 non-refundable registration fee and $75 Technology fee.
The Marketing and Enrollment Department at St. Francis High School serves to coordinate the majority of the school’s media and outreach efforts within the SF community as well as with the larger local community. The Marketing and Enrollment Department is responsible for management and/or oversight of the following areas (in respect to communication):
Website – our central communications platform
Signage – in development for buildings on the campus
Social Media Tools – Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube etc.
Print Publication Production – The Pax et Bonum, & Look Book
Visual Identity & Brand Management
Pax et Bonum Magazine
Pax et Bonum, “Peace and Goodness,” is the motto of St. Francis High School. The purpose of this publication is to share news of the St. Francis High School community with alumnae, students, current and past parents, faculty, administration, and friends; cultivate support for the mission of the school; and recognize and thank supporters.
St. Francis Catholic High School collects the data that your web browser passes on, such as generic connection information, Internet IP address, cookies and web-browser name and version. These items are recorded in our web server’s log files, which is common practice with all websites. We use the information contained within these logs to track the number of visitors to the website, analyze the performance of the website, and to track user preferences to ensure that we are publishing content that people need and want.
Any such data and any additional information that we gather via online forms, like contact information (i.e. email and/or mailing address), is only used internally. We may use such contact information to communicate with you, but we will not sell, rent or otherwise give any personal information you share with us to any third parties, except service providers who assist St. Francis Catholic High School in communicating with you. We may be required by applicable law, subpoena, court order or other legal process to disclose the personal information you provide us or that we gather from your use of our website, and it is our policy to comply with any such requirements.
All highly sensitive information, like credit card numbers, is encrypted through a secure connection (SSL/TLS). Independent external and internal audits are conducted from time to time to review our privacy and security settings, how we process your information on our website and to ensure we remain compliant with PCI-DSS standards (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). St. Francis Catholic High School processes transactions immediately and does not store any credit card information at any time. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. St. Francis Catholic High School is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on its website.
St. Francis Catholic High School’s website contains links to other websites. St. Francis Catholic High School is not responsible for the privacy practices or anything else having to do with sites that link to or from our site, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies on linked sites as their standards may be different from ours.
The content, including the images, of our website, especially in those sections which are password-protected, are intended for specific individuals, groups or members of our school community. Users are strictly prohibited from using any information from St. Francis Catholic High School for commercial, public, or political purposes of any nature whatsoever. We urge you to be careful about giving information in public areas of the website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the website, and any information you share in a public area is done so at your own risk.