History of St. Francis High School

Sisters with students in front of St. Francis High School in 1965

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 8,000, 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).

At St. Francis, young women integrate their faith, knowledge, and experience of community to become effective Christian witnesses in our global society. This special mission makes St. Francis much more than an outstanding college preparatory school in the Sacramento region. St. Francis graduates understand that they can make a difference in today’s world – and make it!

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Beginnings of St. Francis High School

In the fall of 1940, St. Francis Elementary School at 2500 K Street extended its educational program to include its first ninth grade class. Twelve young women thus became the first class to attend St. Francis High School. After spending two years at St. Francis, the class was transferred to St. Joseph’s School, a three-story structure then located at 8th and I Streets. The young women who began their freshman year in 1941 became the first graduating class of St. Francis High School in the spring of 1945.

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Campus Expansion

In 2004, the first phase of campus renovation and expansion was completed, resulting in several new campus facilities. The Fine and Performing Arts Complex includes space for visual art, music, dance, and drama classes and a 500-seat theater. The Library Resource Center serves as the information hub of the campus, offering an integrated approach to research, study, and technology experience.


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St. Francis Catholic High School is strongly committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. This statement of privacy explains data collection and use of website user information. This Privacy Policy describes the information that St. Francis Catholic High School collects through our website, what is done with the information collected, and to whom the information may be disseminated.

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.

St. Francis Catholic High School reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to this policy will be posted in our Privacy Policy page to reflect the date of modification. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the contents of this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at webmaster@stfrancishs.org

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