The Franciscan School
Faith, Academics, and Service
The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi

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Fast Facts

 

Year founded:

  • 2000

Calendar:

  • Traditional Calendar– mid August until first week of June

Recognition:

  • 2011 – Named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education

Leadership Team:

  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal for Grades K-5
  • Assistant Principal for Grades 6-8
  • School Counselor

Accredited by:

  • AdvancED

School Nurse:

  • Full time school nurse – RN, BSN

School/Class Sizes:

  • Current Enrollment – 630
  • Grades K-5 – maximum of 27 students per class
  • Grades 6-8 – maximum of 29 students per class

Faculty/Staff:

  • K-3rd – teacher and full-time assistant
  • 4th-5th –  teacher and assistant for each 2 teachers
  • 2 full time educational specialists

Demographics:

  • Catholic students: 90%
    Non-Catholic students: 10%
  • Majority students: 88%
    Minority students: 12%

Technology:

  • “SmartBoards” in every classroom
  • Computer lab for full class instruction
  • IPads & Chromebook sets in classrooms (Grades K-4)
  • 1:1 Chromebooks (Grades 5-8)

School hours:

  • Grades K-1: 8:00 AM – 2:40 PM
  • Grades 2-4:  8:00 AM – 2:50 PM
  • Grades 5-8:  8:00 AM – 3:05 PM

Service Learning Projects:

  • Organized as part of our religion curriculum

Extended Care (Bridges):

  • Before school care begins at 7:00 AM and After school care ends at 6:00 PM. There is an additional charge for Bridges.

Lunch:

  • Bag lunch
  • Optional hot lunch catered daily        (additional charge)
  • Milk service (additional charge)

Uniforms:

  • All students wear uniforms, either PE or dress.  Uniforms are purchased at either Land’s End or locally at Flynn O’Hara.

Special classes (K-5):

  • Art – 45 minutes once per week
  • Media – 45 minutes once per week
  • Music – 45 minutes once per week
  • P.E. – 45 minutes twice per week
  • Spanish – 30-45 minutes twice per week

Fine Arts:

  • Art Club
  • Choir
  • Drama Class (6th-8th elective)
  • Jazz Band (6th – 8th elective)
  • Orchestra (6th-8th elective)
  • Strings

Athletics (Grades 6th – 8th):

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis

Extra-curricular activities

  • Academic Decathlon (6th-8th elective)
  • Chess Club
  • Computer Programming (7th – 8th elective)
  • Creative Writing (6th – 8th elective)
  • Drama Production (1st – 8th)
  • Forensic Science (7th – 8th elective)
  • Model UN (6th – 8th elective)
  • Public Speaking (7th – 8th elective)
  • Running Club (K-5th)
  • Spelling Bee
  • STEM (7th – 8th elective)
  • Study Skills (6th elective)
  • Techsploration (6th – 8th elective)
  • Yoga (6th – 8th elective)