Top 10 Reasons to Choose SFHS

  1. FAITH-BASED LEARNING - Our programs and services reinforce family values.  Our commitment to these values develops morality, integrity, and a sense of service in every student.
  2. INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION - Maximum amount of individual attention, where every student is known by first and last name, ninth graders are not “cut” from activity programs, average class sizes are smaller, and teachers are always available outside of school hours for additional help.
  3. CO-EDUCATION - Co-education provides a more realistic way of training young people to take their places naturally in the wider community of men and women: it helps to break down gender misconceptions and provides an excellent foundation for the development of realistic, meaningful and lasting relationships later in later life.
  4. CHARACTER EDUCATION - Care for the whole person - allows teachers and mentors to draw out each student’s unique gifts and talents, inspire their use, and encourage their growth.
  5. TECHNOLOGY - To prepare for responsible academic use of emerging, interactive, and global 1:1 Technology, each student is issued a school-owned iPad, complete with academic management systems that support all students in communication and areas of instruction.
  6. INTEGRATED DIVERSITY - Welcoming the rich gifts of authentic and integrated cultural and socio-economic DIVERSITY, we draw families from 4 counties, 2 dioceses, and multiple countries outside of the USA to expand the learning environment.
  7. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE - There’s something for everyone here, with numerous clubs and teams, fine arts, student leadership, athletics, and more.  From champs to first time participants, St. Francis offers many levels of success for students.
  8. COLLEGE PREPARATION - Academics focused on college preparation, with innovative technology, Advanced Placement courses, and honors and college credit programs.  Annually, over 99 percent of graduates attend college, with most having earned college credits and/or merit scholarships.
  9. TRADITION & FAMILY - Nestled in one of the most beautiful, historic locations in California, St. Francis is rich in tradition and a belief in the very best.  Family events throughout the school year unite the St. Francis family in a spirit of faith while celebrating our bond.
  10. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY - St. Francis is committed to the health, safety, and welfare of all students, faculty, staff, and guests.  An atmosphere of mutual love and respect exists at our school, while the disciplinary procedures address issues that may disrupt our school’s commitment to family values.