Student Retreats


 Retreat attendance is not considered an absence. Missed school work is modified or excused for students who are on retreat. A fee does apply for most retreats, although SFHS subsidizes the expense. 

Freshman Retreats

Freshman Overnight Retreat August 12 - August 13, 2022.

The celebration begins with check-in at 4:45PM- with an official welcome, a chance to meet your Big Sister, and the Freshman Family Mass followed by the Overnight Retreat. This special Mass and retreat welcomes Freshmen and their families into the St. Francis Family. 

Parents will be dismissed after Mass and students will be served dinner and begin their overnight retreat that is full of community building and fun activities. This is where the Class of 2026 begins to form and come together with games, dancing, question and answer sessions, and bonding time. At this event, the Class of 2026 will choose their mascot and class colors. Students will remain on campus and with their class overnight until the retreat ends on Saturday morning at 9:00am. 

This retreat is considered a mandatory event and there is no fee for this event. Deadline to register is August 2nd. Click here for more information.

Freshman Class Day Retreat 

Attention all FRESHMEN!  During the second semester, students attend this mandatory one day retreat with their theology class to reflect on the deeper meaning and implications of being created in the image of God.

During this special time together as a class, we will learn a little bit of who we really are; but more importantly, who God created us to be.

2022 Retreat Dates:

  • March 21, 22, & 23, 2022 – Belonging: Starting the Journey - one-day retreat, students attend with their theology class (Free)

Sophomore Retreats 

“Who do you say that I am?”

Students explore who they are, who God is in their life, and how their image of God impacts the way they live their lives.

2022-2023 Dates:

Sophomore #1 August 25-26, 2022
Sophomore #2 September 21-22, 2022
Sophomore #3 February 9-10, 2023
Sophomore #4 March 9-10, 2023

Located at Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra in Applegate, the fee is $100 (financial assistance is available). Refunds cannot be made within two weeks of the retreat.

Register HERE.

Junior Retreats

“Celebrating the Gift”

Students reflect upon the way God loves them and how they are called to live out of that love. This includes exploring their personalities, their gifts and talents, and the many blessings they have received.

2022-2023 Dates:

Junior #1 August 31- Sept 2, 2022
Junior #2 October 5-7, 2022
Junior #3 January 18-20, 2023
*K-92: March 28-31, 2023 (registration opens to Juniors in January, specific date TBA) 

Located at the Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra in Applegate, the fee is $155 (financial assistance is available). Students leave SF after school on the first day and return after school on the third day; two days of classes are missed at the most. Register Here

*K-92: March 28-31, 2023 – Preference is given to Seniors registering for this retreat. (price for Kairos is $210) Registrations opens in January, date TBA.

Senior Retreats

“Kairos – God’s Time”

Students explore the roles of spirituality, religion and God in their lives. Kairos is an international retreat program based upon Ignatian Spirituality. 

From thirty to fifty students attend each retreat, led by a team composed of six to eight Student Leaders teamed with Adult Leaders from the faculty and staff. Major talks – each team member presents one – are followed by discussion in small groups. There are other particular activities to promote community, to build a sense of reflection and to encourage trust and openness.

Kairos lives out the Gospel command to love and care for each other. Students speak of their difficulties, joys and hopes in ways new and rewarding to them. Family and friends become important, along with a generous increase of self-esteem, understanding and forgiveness. Parent support is necessary.

2022-2023 Dates:

K88  September 13-16, 2022
K89 November 15-18, 2022
K90 January 10-13, 2023
K91 February 28- March 3, 2023
*K92 March 28-31, 2023

Located at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, the fee is $210 (financial assistance is available). Register Here 

Students leave SF after school on the first day and return early evening on the fourth day; three days of classes are missed.

*K92 March 28-31, 2023- Preference is given to Seniors registering for this retreat. Juniors will be notified later in the school year when registration is open to the Junior class.