Since our founding in 1940 we have encouraged the education of the whole person by providing high academic standards, a Christian environment for spiritual development, a full range of athletics, fine and performing arts, numerous on-campus clubs, and a variety of social activities.
Our students come to us from more than 100 area schools, and five counties. In most years 100% of our graduates attend college, 90% choosing four-year institutions. Colleges recognize how well prepared and qualified St. Francis students are; the Class of 2019 collectively earned $23.6 million in college scholarships.
- Four-year all-female college preparatory high school
- Only Catholic high school in Sacramento affiliated with the Diocese of Sacramento
- Enrollment: 1100 Students, Grades 9-12
- First opened to students in 1940 on the 25th and K Street campus of St. Francis Elementary School
- Fully Accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- 4 Pillars of St. Francis High School are Faith, Excellence, Leadership & Service
- School Colors: Red and Gold
- School Mascot: Troubadours, a.k.a. “Troubies”
All- Girl Advantage
How does an all-girls high school offer an advantage? Taking boys out of the classroom (but not out of the picture) allows St. Francis to create a unique learning environment and a community where girls take center stage and are encouraged to develop their own interests. Our safe and nurturing environment teaches girls to value themselves and their futures. We expect great things from our girls, and they exceed our expectations every day. Learn More about the All-Girls Advantage Here
Our Campus & History
St. Francis High School was founded in 1940 with a class of
twelve young women on the top floor of St. Francis elementary
school on K Street. The current campus opened in 1965 and
underwent a major expansion in 2003-2004. Now, with an enrollment
of over 1,000 and alumnae numbering over 10,000, St. Francis High
School continues its legacy of spirit-filled community and
educational excellence; of athletic merit and artistic
accomplishment; of peace and goodness (Pax et Bonum).
Learn More about the Campus & History of St. Francis
St. Francis High School offers a robust academic program. Students meet and exceed academic standards for UC/CSU admissions. Learn more about our Academic Programs.
Guidance & Wellness
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 Internships
- Students can participate in over 60 clubs and summer intern & externships.
Academic Decathlon, Certamen, Mathletes, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (MUN), Robotics, Science Olympiad and Speech.
We offer an extensive Fine Arts Program on campus. Our Fine Arts Complex holds a myriad of performing and visual arts spaces and equipment, including a 500-seat theatre, black box dance room, digital media green room with cutting edge video, photography and illustration editing software. We have a sculpture kiln and more. A majority of student body participates in some form of art while attending St. Francis. Our SFHS Fine Arts program has annually received numerous nominations and regional awards.
Visual and Performing Arts: choir, theater, dance, drawing, painting, figure sculpting and digital photography
Excellent Athletics Program with more than 47% student body participation.
12 sports; 27 levels
Section: CIF Sac-Joaquin Division 1
League: Delta River League
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.
Tuition and Financial Aid
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.
The 2020-2021 tuition is $14,400 plus $725 non-refundable registration fee.
Marketing and Communications
The Strategic Marketing and Communications Department was established in Fall 2020 to serve the marketing and communications needs and mission of St. Francis Catholic High School. Our purpose is to tell the stories of SFHS and elevate current messaging, campaigns and communications across all departments. The marketing and communications team is responsible for the management and/or oversight of the following areas:
- Media & Public Relations
- Advertising/Marketing Campaigns
- Video Production
- SFHS Website
- School-wide Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
- Campus Signage
- Visual Identity & Brand Management
- Pax et Bonum Magazine (see below) & Viewbook
Pax et Bonum Magazine
Pax et Bonum, “Peace and Goodness,” is the motto of St. Francis Catholic 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.