Offering a "Quality Catholic Education in a Spirit of Joy" to all children in K-3 and 6-9 grades, and all girls in grades 10-12, Saint Francis School, where every child is unique, focuses on quality educational programs to develop the whole person -- mind, body and spirit -- and offers a safe, friendly and academically challenging learning environment.
In 2008, for the first time in its 84-year history, the former all-girls school, founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Syracuse, New York, welcomed its first class of Seventh and Eighth Grade boys, who bring new changes to the upper grade campus, including the first boys basketball program, participation in Pac-5 football, with other sports to come. The school is working on providing students a unique choice of both single gender and coed classes. As the first high school west of the Mississippi to institute year-round schooling in 1996 (academic year begins in July), the school instituted modular scheduling in 1970 for students to experience the varied learning environments seen in colleges of small, medium and lecture-sized classes.
With admission based on academic promise and regardless of ethnicity, religion or socio-economic status, Saint Francis students come from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and international countries. The school offers a complete ESL program.
Competent, confident and well-rounded, Saint Francis graduates matriculate to many prestigious national and international colleges.
Saint Francis is accredited by the WASC, HAIS and the Western Catholic Educational Association. Its well-educated and caring faculty, rigorous college prep curriculum and strong campus ministry program make Saint Francis one of the top private institutions of learning in