In reflection of our patron, St. 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.
Inspired by our patron Francis of Assisi, we seek to proclaim the reign of God by growing in Holiness through our experience of Christ in word, sacrament and one another, offering Hope to those who hunger for human dignity and extending Hospitality to all.
Today, The Franciscan School is not only one of the largest private schools that serves grades K-8 in Raleigh, North Carolina, but in the United States as well. We nurture our students in a prayerful environment with Catholic traditions and Christian values. Our students graduate with a knowledge of self and a compassionate heart; they leave TFS rooted in faith, educated in mind, and deeply responsive in service to others.
A classroom teacher in the Diocese of Raleigh is required to be licensed or in the process of being licensed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Teachers with less than three years of verifiable experience must participate in the Initial Licensing Process (ILP) coordinated by the Catholic Schools Office ILT coordinator.
In maintaining a continuing license, all teachers are required to follow the guidelines of The Diocese of Raleigh License Plan, approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
The Franciscan School does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious background, or gender. We welcome families of all faiths who are seeking an education in a Catholic environment.
Grades K-2 – approximately 20 students per class.
Grades 3-5 – approximately 25 students per class.
Grades 6-8 – No more than 29 in any class; approximately 25 in Core classes.