Welcome to The Franciscan School
Thank you for visiting our website for The Franciscan School.
This website was created to provide information for our students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni, in addition to all those who are interested in learning more about the Franciscan School.
Mission of the Raleigh Diocese Schools
The mission of the schools of the Diocese of Raleigh is to engage our school communities in creating quality education within a Catholic environment that fosters the current and future development of the whole child.
TFS Mission Statement
We are a Catholic and Franciscan community walking together as lifelong learners who strive to live and love as Jesus did.
TFS Statement of Philosophy
Reflecting the unique charism of our patron, Saint Francis of Assisi, The Franciscan School is dedicated to an education that fosters a Christ-centered way of living and that celebrates the building of the Kingdom of God on Earth.
We believe that every child at The Franciscan School has the potential to achieve something wonderful and that our family-centered faith formation encourages all in our community to share their time, talent, and treasure and to recognize the value and significance of their gifts in God’s plan for the world.
We believe teaching is a ministry, and our Faculty and Staff reflect this attitude. Our educators share their diverse talents, encourage growth, and recognize that relationships with students and families go far beyond the role of formal education.
We provide an academic curriculum that reflects excellence in all its parts, allows for creative expression, and prepares our children to live in the technological world.
We instill a love of learning, a desire to look for truth with a humble spirit, and a willingness to consider reality from many perspectives while evaluating it with a sense of justice and proportion.
We value diversity and purposefully engage in activities that promote an understanding and an appreciation of all people. We are inspired to awaken and expand the social conscience of our youth so they can fully appreciate what it means to be human and actively participate in the betterment of the human condition.
We foster and celebrate partnership and collaboration among families, teachers, the ministries of the parish, the local community, and the global world.
To model the goodness of St. Francis, we encourage our students, families, and teachers to give generously, to forgive even before the asking, and to live as responsible stewards of the church, our society, and the Earth and its resources.
We send forth children knowledgeable of self, rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, and deeply responsive in service to others, especially the poor and the oppressed of our world.