Mission & Philosophy

St. Francis High School – Salesian College Preparatory - is an expression of the educational mission of the Salesians of St. John Bosco. Faculty and staff, in partnership with parents and students, work to create a community of faith that fosters intellectual, spiritual, athletic, and familial growth in the spirit of the Gospel. Guided by St. John Bosco’s Preventive System of reason, religion, and loving kindness, and in the spirit of St. Mary Mazzarello, St. Francis High School provides students with the foundations of lifelong learning: logical and creative thinking skills, awareness of issues of justice and peace, and tolerance and respect for others.
The faculty and staff of St. Francis High School endeavor to be joyful signs and bearers of God's love for the young. They provide a college preparatory education for students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and make efforts to aid those students who are poor, needy, or at risk.
Recognizing the importance of a sound, holistic education in a rapidly changing world, the faculty and staff seek to assist parents and guardians--the primary models for their children--in the education of the students, while recognizing their innate worth and dignity. They work to help young people develop respect for themselves and for one another within a Christian community of faith and love. The faculty and staff embraces St. John Bosco’s vision of community as a family and, therefore, see the collaboration of the total Salesian family--students, parents and guardians, administrators, teachers, and staff--as essential in achieving the goal of preparing young people to be good citizens of this world and the next.
"Education is a matter of the heart: success is possible only if God,
who is master of hearts, supplies the key." -St. John Bosco