Established as a school for young women in 1940, St. Francis High School encourages 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.
Award-winning new buildings constructed in 2003-2004 doubled the size of the school facilities. The Fine and Performing Arts Complex, Library/Resource Center, Gymnasium/Fitness Complex, four science labs and an Administration Building Carlsen and Demetre Center for Campus Life opened, serving as the hub of social and spiritual campus life and providing office space for students and staff in Campus Ministry and Student Activities. greatly enhanced the campus.
The beautiful and functional structures on the St. Francis campus serve as the framework in which the school’s mission continues and young women enjoy an educational experience that is uniquely “St. Francis.”
Since 1940, St. Francis High School has been more than an outstanding educational institution for young women. St. Francis continues to be a living, growing community of faith, excellence, leadership and service. As a Catholic school, St. Francis High School embraces the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. While serving the Catholic families of the diocese of Sacramento, St. Francis also welcomes individuals of other faiths, recognizing the unique gifts they bring to the greater community.
What unites the members of our faith community is their commitment to “Pax et Bonum,” the motto of St. Francis High School. “Pax et Bonum” embodies the spirit of the school and its dedication to the qualities of “Peace and Goodness” evident in the life of its patron, St. Francis of Assisi. It is this quest for “Peace and Goodness” that inspires all members of the community – students, teachers, staff and parents – to respect one another’s beliefs, to share their individual spiritual journeys and to pray and work together as St. Francis of Assisi taught.
The St. Francis High School sports complex contains a 1200-seat gymnasium and fully equipped fitness room.
Inter-scholastic athletics are an integral part of the St. Francis High School education.
Athletics enhance the positive climate and Christian experience at St. Francis High School and help to develop confident, respectful and determined women.
The gymnasium also accommodates the entire student body for rallies and liturgies and provides a venue for fundraising events, such as the annual Crab Feed and “Revelry” Gala Dinner and Auction.