The Franciscan School admissions and application process is simple and straight forward! Click on the “Apply to TFS” link in the footer below to create a new application. Carefully read and complete each step. If you have questions on the admissions process, please email our Admissions Office at Admissions@stfrancisraleigh.org or 919.534.4837 extension 651 for Middle School or extension 254 for Elementary School.
Supporting documentation to include are listed below.
Teacher recommendations are needed as follows.
Enter teacher names and email addresses in the “Referral Documents” section of the online application.
All supporting documents must either be uploaded to the online application portal or mailed to:
The Franciscan School
Admissions – Attention Principal Watson
10000 Saint Francis Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27613
Please note that applications will not be reviewed by The Franciscan School Admissions Committee until all of the above components to the application are received by the Admissions Department.
Entrance Age: Children entering Kindergarten are to be five years of age on or before August 31st for enrollment in the current academic year. Children entering the first Grade are to be six years of age on or before the same date.
Application: A $60.00 non-refundable application fee is due upon submission of the online application.
A student’s admission is conditional upon the satisfactory completion of the year in progress; in addition to the student’s needs and abilities, and a review of the requirements listed above.
Notification of Admission: Based upon satisfactory completion of the application process, review of a student’s application and strength of credentials, and space availability, a student will be extended an offer of admission with a letter of admission, tuition agreement, and enrollment packet.
Enrollment: The enrollment and tuition agreement must be completed and returned to The Franciscan School office within (10) business days.
Financial aid is available for families demonstrating need. Click here for additional information on Financial Aid.
If you have questions on the admissions process, please email our Admissions Office at Admissions@stfrancisraleigh.org or 919.534.4837 extension 651 for Middle School or extension 254 for Elementary School.
All families agree to pay the Full Cost Tuition Rate per child unless notified of eligibility for the Steward Rate as approved by the Pastor.
Application Fee: $60 non-refundable
Registration Fee: $400.00 per child
Payment made directly to TFS on or before July 20th. A 1% discount applies to this option.
FACTS Tuition Management administers the trimester payment option. Payments are drafted July 20th, November 20th, and February 20th.
FACTS Tuition Management administers the monthly payment option. The first payment is July 20th; final payment is April 20th.
We are committed to serving all those in our parish who seek a Catholic education that’s rooted in a Franciscan dedication to helping others. The parish and The Franciscan School provide significant need-based financial aid for families. In the 2019-20 academic year, we awarded over $310,000.00 in financial aid.
If tuition costs, changing family circumstances, or the enrollment of a second or third child strain the monthly budget, parents are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at Admissions@stfrancisraleigh.org.
We also encourage families to access Scholarship & Tuition Assistance available through the Diocese and outside agencies as well, including the:
North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship and Disabilities Grant Programs
The Diocese of Raleigh Office of African Ancestry Ministry & Evangelization (AAMEN) and Native American Catholic Community