St. Francis school is open to children of all faiths who wish to benefit from a Catholic education. We accept a maximum of 25 students per class to maintain the small class sizes we feel are ideal for learning and growth. Siblings, parishioners, and Catholics are given priority in that order. Families of all students agree to comply with the programs and policies of the school and actively participate in the activities which support the school in its programs and philosophy.
As a Catholic School we aim to provide a Catholic education to any family who desires one for their children. Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Families seeking assistance will need to apply through
FACTS Tuition Aid.
In addition, the parish has made and continues to make a significant financial contribution to our school. Parishioners who regularly attend mass and support the parish with their time, talent and treasure may receive a parish subsidy to help offset their tuition. The pastor is solely responsible for the approval of the Parish Tuition subsidy.
ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR NEW STUDENTS
Applications for the upcoming year are available mid-January from the school office and are reviewed starting February 1. Kindergarten readiness testing begins in mid-February. We accept a maximum of 25 students and our deadline occurs when the class is filled.
Once accepted, each new family is paired with a mentor family to welcome, guide and help bring you into our community. There is a new family barbecue and kindergarten class play date before school even begins. And once school is in session, every kindergartener is given an 8th grade buddy with whom they’ll sit at school masses, have special lunches, and more.
1st through 8th Grades
Similar to kindergarten, applications are available in the school office in mid-January and are reviewed beginning February 4
th. Testing is sometimes omitted by the principal if the child is a Catholic school transfer. There is a $20 application fee and a $15 testing fee for each child.
Want to join our family mid-year? We’re happy to review applications at any time for classes that aren’t full. Please contact the school office to learn more.
The Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Portland admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at all schools. They do not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.