The three core values of The Franciscan School - Faith, Academics, and Service - are woven into the daily lives of students, instilling lifelong skills that help set them up for a future of success.
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The Franciscan Values

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What Our Parents Are Saying

My children have been nurtured intellectually and spiritually since they arrived. Friends have become family. It is truly a community. It's clear the teachers are so committed to the success of their students
Sara
Franciscan School Parent
Great experience. This is our third year at The Franciscan School and my kids love it. Everyone is friendly, the atmosphere is conducive.
Florence
Franciscan School Parent
What I love most about The Franciscan School is the community-from the students to the teachers, to the staff and the parents. Everyone is here for the right reasons-to support and encourage each other year over year.
Elizabeth
Franciscan School Parent
Our son is somewhat of an introvert and it often takes him a little while to open up. The teachers and staff really know how to connect with him and make him feel at ease! We are so blessed to have the Franciscan family in our lives.
Carla
Franciscan School Parent
The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic community has been a part of our family’s lives for over 20 years. We are thrilled that our kids now get to be a part of that community too.
Matthew
Franciscan School Parent
My daughter loves TFS! Her transition to Kindergarten was better than I could have ever imagined. We look forward to the years to come.
Jennifer
New Parent
The Franciscan School is so much more than just a school - it is a community that truly cares about my family. To have past teachers continuously ask about how my kids are doing, and to tell me how much they miss my children once they are no longer their students, reinforces just how much TFS cares about its families.
Kathryn
Long-time Parent
We have been at The Franciscan School for eight years and it is a dynamic place for students to grow. As our 8th grader prepares to graduate I can easily say that he is exceptionally well prepared for high school both in academics and also in the soft skills that are required to be successful in school and life. TFS is very intentional in developing students to become strong advocates for themselves in a loving and faith-filled environment.
Keith
Long-time Franciscan School Parent
New to The Franciscan School, our expectations have been greatly exceeded. We are proud to raise our children in such a warm, faith-filled community of talented educators.
Nicki
New Franciscan School Parent
My children have been nurtured intellectually and spiritually since they arrived. Friends have become family. It is truly a community. It's clear the teachers are so committed to the success of their students
Sara
Franciscan School Parent

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Kathryn Nystrom, 6th Grade Social Studies
What do you love most about the TFS community?

The TFS community is incredibly welcoming and thoughtful. I also love working with a supportive group of faculty and staff.

What do you love most about your job at TFS?

Teaching social studies to 6th graders is the best. I love sharing my passion for social studies with my students and there is no greater moment than watching a student get excited about what we are learning. I especially love when 8th graders mention how much they enjoyed my class and remember many things we learned.

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  “The best school in Raleigh.” These words were spoken to The Franciscan School Counselor Laureen Wacenske 22 years ago as she was deciding where to send her son to
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A Year To Celebrate
June 17, 2021 0 Comments
The academic and spiritual foundation built here at The Franciscan School (TFS) is constructed year by year with the help of parents, teachers, friends, and all the
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