The Franciscan School strives to create a faith-filled environment that draws each member of the community closer to Christ. We believe that this is the strength and heart of our school – and it’s what sets us apart. Nurturing our students in a prayerful environment with Catholic traditions allows us to develop a strong sense of community, provide a truly holistic education and launch gifted, gracious leaders into the world. To cultivate this environment, we introduce our students to the concepts of hospitality, generosity and service early on – and we develop daily, weekly and monthly rhythms that root our entire community in faith. 

Each day, our students gather in the courtyard for Morning Prayer, where they give thanks for the day ahead – and each week, the entire Franciscan School community gathers in the church for Mass to celebrate the Eucharist. Students and staff also participate in service projects each month to extend hope and hospitality to others in the Triangle. By instilling these rhythms and values early on, we find that our students graduate educated in mind, strong in character and deeply responsive in service to others – ready to use their minds and talents to give back to their community and their world.